Caribbean Thoughts

by Carol Mitchell

Archive for writing

Slave to Fashion – HOTB

So my youngest gets in the car after school and takes off MY shoes with a sigh.

I look at her feet and the shoes have left an imprint on her feet.

      Do the shoes hurt your feet?

      Yes, but they look so GOOD!

Clearly that sort of passion for fashion skips a generation!

(One of her favorites …)

Whatever Happens

It’s Not Your Job

Source Unknown

Source Unknown

I do my best to support my fellow Caribbean authors, so when I came across a new book by an author from the region I looked for it on Amazon and took a “Look Inside”. I did this because although I am a self-published author and wholly support self-publishing, I am painfully aware of the wide variety in quality that is out there.

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A chat with Caribbean Mom Authors: Writing for All Children

I had so much fun doing this chat with Eva Greene Wilson, Nerissa Golden, and Stacey Alfonso-Mills. We talked about writing, time management, self-publishing, writer’s block and much more. Listen in and add feedback and questions right here. Read the rest of this entry »

The New Guy in my Life

I’m a messy writer.

I make notes everywhere, backs of envelopes, receipts, box tops. If pen or pencil will make an impression on it I will write on it. Read the rest of this entry »

Keeping Me Honest

Happy New Year!

I know it is a little late, but the year still feels fresh although January is almost halfway gone.

On New Year’s Day a friend asked me what were my resolutions for 2014. I sensed a bit of disappointment when I admitted that I didn’t have any, so I quickly clarified that I have plans for my life, they are just not restricted by the calendar. Read the rest of this entry »


When Summer Edwards, the founder and Managing Director of Anansesem CaribbeanReads contacted me for an interview I readily agreed. Anansesem is a wonderful project, and I encourage budding writers of all ages to take a look. –Click here to read the interview.

The Real Audience

I wrote my first young adult novel this year. A young adult (YA) novel is a book that will most likely be enjoyed by children 12-18 years old. Since all of my previous books had been written for a younger audience, I did a lot of research before and during the process. Read more

My Favorite Things

I think I have said this many times, so pardon me if you have heard it before. One of my favorite activities is conducting author visits at elementary schools. Read the rest of this entry »

Critical Thinking

critiquingToday I took part in a critiquing workshop for writers of children’s books. It was the first time that I had participated in any sort of group critique. I had no idea what to expect and I found it quite fascinating. Read more

Unintended Consequences

I recently let go of a story that I had been holding back for over a year. It was edited by Liane and I think that was late in 2011. I submitted ‘The Soup’ to the St. Somewhere Journal and it was published in their April 2013 issue. Read more