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  • OK, you guys, "forewarned is forearmed!" I have chemo today, so I'm just warning you that I'll be in steroid over-activity mode. I already can feel the pre-c...
  • Some people think that you're only really writing when you're physically writing. That's true, if your intent is to finish a work -- you've got to do the seat time. Bu...
  • I just finished line edits, so I am in editing mode.  I spruced it up a bit (I think).  But, since you know the whole story, you will know if a word is not quite right....  Anyway, hope it h...


  • Donna Bryson posted a status
    I was halfway through “Homegoing” before I began to connect with it. As Yaw, a histor...dependence. Gyasi was born in Ghana and raised in America. I suspect Yaw was modeled on her father, of whom she...
  • Serra Zander posted a status
    Wow, this place has changed a lot in five years, but it's still slow. Most group activity seems to have been back in late 2017.
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    Judith Walter posted a message for Hope J Lafferty
    I am curious about this group. I live in Franklin but have been an amateur writer for a while and would like to connect with some Nashville writers. I am part of a writers group in Franklin. Since there is so little activity in this group, I wondered if it was still "a group".


  • I learned this when my kids were small and then again when they were emotional teenagers. When they'd get into Debbie-Downer mode, I do a little analysis such...
  • I write crucial scenes and dialogues in my head -- complete, or nearly so -- before I ever put fingers to keyboard.  (Taking a walk helps:  mindless physical activity seems to lull my brain into a more focused creative state.  If only housework did the same thing!)
  • Torill Bye Wilhelmsen Keep us posted about your research on the links between physical activity and thinking