Carole Townsend

Author of Award Winning Books about the South

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About Me

A little bit about Carole

WINNER 2022 GEORGIA AUTHOR OF THE YEAR AWARD

WINNER, 2022 WHITWORTH-FLANIGAN BOOK AWARD

“At first glance Peachtree Corners looks like a beautiful coffee table book. Open the cover, and discover Townsend’s skilled history narratives. It all comes down to good writing, with impeccable research.”

From the Author’s Introduction:

“What we are at risk of sacrificing with change is our heritage, the history of a place, the land and her people. Once those treasures are bulldozed and buried under the red Georgia clay, they are lost forever; all that remains are the memories, scattered photographs, and word-of-mouth accounts of those who walked here before us. Eventually, even those are lost to transition, to carelessness, to fire, to flood, and ultimately, to death.”

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Red Lipstick and Clean Underwear

Magnolias, Sweet Tea and Exhaust

Writing Course

Carole Townsend's Writing Course

Write Advice workshops, lectures and exercises give you the real-world knowledge and experience you need to write that book. From outlining your book to publishing it, Write Advice workshops are comprehensive, hands-on and engaging.

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Whether you’re a writer looking for creative inspiration or publishing advice, Carole Townsend’s Writing Workshop is a must. Carole is not only a critically acclaimed author, she also deeply cares about adding value to the writing process. Talking through stumbling blocks or challenges with Carole and my classmates inspired me to complete my book. I’d highly recommend her workshop!

Camille b

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I took Carole’s writing workshop a few years ago at the suggestion of a mutual writer friend. Carole’s warm personality created an inviting place to explore the writing process and nurture our individual voice. The direction of her individual and group exercises helped get the creative juices flowing and nudged us to delve deeper into our budding ideas. The intimate setting allowed for lots of individual feedback. I don’t have a degree in writing or journalism, but this workshop helped give me the confidence to explore writing professionally. I can honestly say that taking her workshop changed the direction of my professional writing career and just last year, I successfully co-authored and published a book. I look forward to many more!

Tiffany B

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In 2015, I decided to sell my salon and Carole was starting another group of writers in her sessions. The first night of the writer’s group I sat silent looking and listening to women who obviously were more experienced and knew the G.P.S. of writing already. Carole’s teaching always inspired me to push for perfection, challenge my insufficiencies, and strive to find my voice in writing. She had exercises to grow everyone’s passion and find my personal voice I felt compelled to share with my audience. I am honored to have been chosen to be one of Carole’s budding writers in her writing classes. While attending Carole’s classes I produced a children’s book.

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Write Advice workshops, lectures and exercises give you the real-world knowledge and experience you need to write that book. From outlining your book to publishing it, Write Advice workshops are comprehensive, hands-on and engaging.

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