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Karna Converse
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Attended University of Nebraska–Lincoln
Lives in Storm Lake, Iowa
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Literary Mama's February issue hit the virtual newsstand a couple of days ago. Here are my thoughts about why this volunteer-driven magazine is still popular after 10 years. 
Ideas are a dime a dozen; what truly matters is how an idea is executed. The greatest idea in the world doesn't stand a chance if there isn't knowledge behind what happens from the conception in your mind to delivery on the newsstand. -- Samir "Mr. Magazine" Husni ...
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Celebrating 8 years of publication and proud to be part of the Our Iowa family.
This is noteworthy, Publisher Roy Reiman and Editor Jerry Wiebel write in the October/November 2014 issue, considering that 60% of new magazines don't make it to their first birthday and only 20% are still around after 5 years. And because, they add, “we started Our Iowa in the fall of 2007—at ...
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A Watershed Moment
No more glasses! After 43 years of corrective vision, including 29 of contact lenses wear, I no longer need to reach for a pair of glasses before I get out of bed.  In June, I had refractive lensectomy surgery, a procedure that is similar to cataract surger...
In June, I had refractive lensectomy surgery, a procedure that is similar to cataract surgery; my natural lenses were removed and replaced with synthetic ones. The decision to do so wasn't easy and more than a dozen years in the making. That's about how long I've known that severe myopia ...
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Happy to have another writing prompt up at Literary Mama.  Do you have octopus arms?  
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Here's a roud up of  the great pieces recently published at Literary Mama. There's enough here to keep you busy all weekend!
  http://www.literarymama.com/blog/archives/2014/05/literary-mama-27.html
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Conversations with Teenagers
More often than not, my family laughs out loud at the Sunday newspaper’s comic strip, Zits .  Last Sunday’s artwork didn’t have me rolling on the floor, but it did make an interesting commentary on the texting, snap chatting, status-updating climate in whic...
I find it interesting that this comic strip was published the same week as this article in The Atlantic by Paul Barnwell. He writes about watching his high school students struggle with an assignment that revolved around taping a group discussion. Instead of a lively conversation, his students ...
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Proud of be part of this wonderful group of women who write, edit, and share thought-provoking pieces about motherhood and family. Check out our new issue at Literary Mama.
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Our December issue is out. Check it out and then consider joining us!
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8 years, 43 issues
It’s hard to believe Our Iowa is celebrating its 8th birthday this fall.  This is noteworthy, Publisher Roy Reiman and Editor Jerry Wiebel write in the October/November 2014 issue, considering that 60% of new magazines don’t make it to their first birthday ...
This is noteworthy, Publisher Roy Reiman and Editor Jerry Wiebel write in the October/November 2014 issue, considering that 60% of new magazines don't make it to their first birthday and only 20% are still around after 5 years. And because, they add, “we started Our Iowa in the fall of 2007—at ...
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An Octopus has Arms, a Squid has Tentacles
“To the family—that dear octopus from whose tentacles we never quite escape nor, in our inmost hearts, ever quite wish to.”               from Dear Octopus: A Comedy in Three Acts               Written by Dodie Smith               1 896-1990 When I purchase...
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Thoughts on Motherhood
Brain, Child Magazine editors asked Literary Mama editors to contribute to their What Is Motherhood? blog series. Here's my response to the universal question:   What does motherhood mean to you? When you live in the Midwest, you mark time by wind chill and...
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I find it interesting that this comic strip was published the same week as this article in The Atlantic by Paul Barnwell. He writes about watching his high school students struggle with an assignment that revolved around taping a group discussion. Instead of a lively conversation, his students ...
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Wife. Mom. Daughter. Sister. Writer.
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I'm a freelance writer who' s written everything from technical documentation and price proposals to newsletter articles, devotionals, personal profiles, book reviews, and essays.
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Rolla, Missouri - Kansas City, Missouri - Phillips, Nebraska
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