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Karna Converse
Works at Freelance Writer/Editor
Attended University of Nebraska–Lincoln
Lives in Storm Lake, Iowa
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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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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...
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Citizenship and Civics 101
In mid-February, Andrea Frantz, Jasmine Bautista, and I welcomed eight students to the public library’s meeting room. We told them how happy we were that they wanted to become naturalized citizens and they, in turn, told us why they had decided to sign up f...
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Read how one mom made time for writing in her journal in this guest post on the Literary Mama blog.
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Essay featured at This I Believe
In 2005, I took National Public Radio’s challenge to craft an essay of personal belief. The project— This I Believe —was designed around Edward Murrow’s 1950s series of the same title in which he’d featured essays from both leading figures of the times (inc...
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Happy to have another writing prompt up at Literary Mama.  Do you have octopus arms?  
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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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Why do YOU write?  Heidi Reimer gives us a good reason in this guest post at Literary Mama.
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This week's  For Your Journal writing prompt at Literary Mama encourages you to write about someone who's inspired you -- and mentions me! 
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Today's writing prompt at Literary Mama takes you to the land of Mother Goose. What nursery rhymes have you shared with your children?

http://www.literarymama.com/blog/archives/2013/11/for-your-journal-writing-prompt-34.html
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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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Storm Lake, Iowa
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Rolla, Missouri - Kansas City, Missouri - Phillips, Nebraska
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