Random Ramblings

What They Took With Them: An Independence Day Reminder

One of my coworker-friends recently passed her citizenship test. Her swearing-in ceremony is on Monday. Another coworker-friend was able to get his citizenship a few months ago. He just bought his first house. I was born and raised in the United States, but according to Ancestry, only one percent of my DNA has roots in… Continue reading What They Took With Them: An Independence Day Reminder

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Random Ramblings, Writing, Writing Prompts

Diversity in Fiction: Am I Commiting Cultural Appropriation?

Pedigree noun  an ancestral line; line of descent; lineage; ancestry.  a genealogical table, chart, list, or record, especially of a purebred animal.  distinguished, excellent, or pure ancestry.  derivation, origin, or history: *This post was inspired by The Daily Post: Pedigree I have played at writing a novel for YEARS. During that time, I've written several short stories. I wrote an article for Goth Times—although I don't identify as Goth. (I'm rubbish with eyeliner! LOL) But writing a novel is different.… Continue reading Diversity in Fiction: Am I Commiting Cultural Appropriation?