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  • Jennifer--I've been thinking about the question in the header of this discussion since...up is a straw dog. Who really thinks about motherhood in a Leave it to Beaver mode anymore? To pretend that you...
  • 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...
  • Since the main character/narrator, Rosalind, in my book relies on stories from her pas...oed in my head as I wrote, its lovely Southern lilt lulling me into a creative mode just as surely as opera.  Bec...

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    “Fiction is the art form of human yearning.” – Robert Olen Butler “We are living...Chief?) – does little to quell its effect on my psyche. I’m in fight-or-flight mode all the time, feeling angry a...
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    I am now publishing Child Development Articles on how to use a variety of activities. http://www.hubpages.com/@joannablackburn
  • Catherine Marshall-Smith posted a status
    Behind The Book American Family By Catherine Marshall-Smith “What a long strange trip it’s been,” pretty much sums up my experience writing American Family. What...

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  • I’ve just read all the comments here with my hands shaking and my stomach churning the...held about my mother and my own origins since childhood. Hmm, yup, whiny brat mode achieved… but seriously, I th...
  • I'm working on a memoir and every time I thought of putting together an outline, I wan...but I savor every minute of it. But I'm all about trying to break our cultural mode of "gotta hurry up." I haven'...
  • Wonderful essay!  I don't mind those 'on-the-spot' conversations.  Mama raised me to b...ay be completely different once I actually sell a book.  I could go into panic mode. But then... that's what the...