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  • Sian - as someone who grew up in a home full of addiction and all the dysfunction that...mpanies it, I get that instinctive urge to label your feelings as "whiny brat" mode, but I think your points are...
  • Hi Emily, Don't be scared and keep writing. What you're seeing is a culmination of rel...lusive in retail book chains because they still operate in this Depression Era mode. Support your libraries in an...
  • I think it's silly. People go overboard with being PC that they try to rewrite history. Well guess what, when Huck Finn was written and the era it covers was at a time...
  • Laura Brennan commented on her article Talking for Writers
    Hi, Jo Anne! It is fascinating and I love that you tie in Isabella Bird Bishop - but i...but unfocused pitching. Try starting with something like: You wouldn't think a modern woman scientist and a Victo...
  • At one point, while reading, I thought I was writing. My Teen leaves stuff all over the "com...
  • Mickie, Congratulations on conquering so many of your fears! I posted this to my own website, too, and a black woman there encouraged me to discuss race. I will do it...
  • Since I've been a hyphenate since puberty, I thought I was pretty savvy and intuitive about those little dashes....until I edited a friend's book recently.  Suddenly,...
  • Keep Your Dream Alive! Your dreams are not far-fetched, they may only make sense to you. The people around you may not understand or even agree with you, because it's...
  • Margaret, we have something in common. It was my 10th grade English teacher who inspir...ent from yours. She encouraged me to read fiction, and those stories became my model. I wanted to write like the...
  • Hi Karen, it is amazing how easily we slip into feeling (or being perceived as) selfish for pursuing our dreams. I wonder if that's more common with women than men? I...