Cara Langston

About me

Cara Langston was raised in Atlanta, Georgia and currently lives in Dallas, Texas with her husband and two dogs. Her first novel, BATTLE HYMNS, was published in June 2014. She is currently writing her second novel, THE GLASSMAKER’S WIFE.

From my website

Learning to take a break without guilt

For the past 5 years, I’ve been writing. Not every day and sometimes not even every week, but since then I’ve always had imaginary characters and a plot line stewing in my brain. I’d go through periods of writers’ block, but they’d only last a few weeks before I forced myself…

Body language & facial expression list

If you’ve read any writing tips, you’ve no doubt heard the “Show, Don’t Tell” mantra. Why tell the reader your character is angry when you can show her hands balled up in fists and her eyebrows snapped together? It’s more descriptive and is more likely to draw the reader further…

How to draft a scene in 5 easy steps

  Lack of inspiration. Every writer struggles with it. If you’re like me and trying to write an 80,000+ word novel, you’ve probably struggled with it more than once. Let’s face it–some scenes are simply easier to write than others. The ones with dramatic shouting matches are my favorite. I…

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