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Will #weneeddiversebooks work without authors?

By Piper Huguley At the beginning of May, several writers got together and decided to launch a hatchtag on Twitter called #weneeddiversebooks.  The writers who banded together to launch this enterprise were championing the need for diverse children’s and YA fiction. The idea began when when two articles were published in the New York Times […]

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Prologues and Epilogues: Yes or no?

by Carol Burnside It seems most readers and writers are divided on whether prologues and epilogues are necessary or not. I hadn’t given them much thought until I became an author. Apparently, I don’t like to end books and let go of my characters, because I have a tendency to add epilogues. Anyone who follows […]

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Resting and Reading

by Maxine Davis Recently a friend told me to STOP rewriting and let it go.  I did.  I sent my “baby” to her to read and comment.  This was one of my first books I wrote and had recently updated, and updated, and updated.  You know how that goes. While taking a brief hiatus from […]

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Taking A Break

by Maxine Davis       Writing, writing, writing.  Tired.  Writing, writing.  Brain getting mushy . . .   “Ah-h-h.”  Fifteen minutes later, and I’m in the recliner, a cup of sugar-free hot cocoa to my side and a good book—to read.  It’s called regrouping.  Or recuperating .  Or taking-a-break-to-read-a-good-book.  Does this scene sound familiar?  […]

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A purse is a purse, is a . . . pocketbook?

by Maxine Davis I am “a little” older than most of the Georgia Romance Writers, but, hey, I’m not complaining—I should tell you some of my memories—or not. The other day I was writing and stopped to reread the last couple of pages. In the scene, the heroine was transplanting tulips as her grandmother was […]

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