"I agree Kristen. After all we are talking about fiction. If one is writing about an actual historical event or person as nonfiction, then of course one must be accurate and be able to document their findings. The novel gives a writer the license to…"
I'm Dera Williams and one of the moderators for Southern Writers. I am writing a novel set in the south in the 50s and 60s culminating in 1963 with the March on Washington. Right now I am trying to decide what to do as I feel it is…"
"Sara said: I would love to be one of the inaugural fiction fellows for this foundation, but the truth is, whether I wind up winning one or not, the process of applying has benefitted me tremendously. These grant and fellowship people ask fascinating…"
Glad to be friends here. I'm not on SheWrites very often. Many of us here moved to Facebook. I even started a group called "A Purely Accidental Writer's Group." We talk to each other about every day. Join us if you like.
Dera, I just wanted to let you know how beautiful and moving your Father's Day blog tribute to your dad was to me. My grandfather was from Tennessee and I was so reminded of him as I read about your father. As he called Richmond his home after WWII, he became a part of fighting for civil rights here - eloquently with words to the local and state government. His methodical, patient way of approaching the world is still with me. I mentioned him a bit in my Veteran's Day post last year, but I'll probably do another one to feature him. I've always been proud of him too and he's also one of the reasons I embrace the old-fashioned, country side of me! I know I'll also be on the lookout for your work in Our Black Fathers soon.
Hi Dera! Oh how I wish it were staff position at examiner.com. It's an independent contractor spot, so the more we produce and aid in marketing efforts for readership helps our pay. The pay can be good based on output, which is why I need to get to cracking more at it. But, alas its part time for me. My research and the oral history I'm blessed to have helps me a great deal with the articles and certainly my novel.
Thank you so much for reading my blog! :)
I'll keep posted on the book. How is yours coming along? I love Southern lit so much. The range in voice is so vast, its mesmerizing. Right now I'm reading Faulkner's As I Lay Dying.
"Hi everyone, my name is AJ and I have 2 books currently self published with a 3rd on the way to being self published sometime next month. I am currently working on another book that is for a different series that is pushing me to really think. I…"
"April, Literary Change Agent and Author Advocate is a great title. I guess my question would be what do you want to change and what do you think is best for authors? Which approach empowers authors and brings them the readers they want?…"