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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?

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Truths, Writing

Hanging out with the Dalai Lama

I don’t usually bring up my religious views, but like many folks, I was raised in a Christian home with Christian values.  I accepted what I’d been taught on face value.  When I was in my teens, my family found a church that was closer to home.  We found a marvelous minister, one that encouraged… Continue reading Hanging out with the Dalai Lama