Tag Archives: prejudice

A Long Way to Go

I had a conversation with a dear friend recently, and learned (with surprise) that she believes “whites should marry whites and blacks should marry blacks.” Being the child of a mixed race couple, I asked, “Does that also mean you … Continue reading

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A Multi-dimensional Atticus?

When I first heard that Atticus Finch was a racist in Harper Lee’s Go Set a Watchman, I thought, “What? No way will I read the book then. I don’t care how anticipated its release.” I likened finding out this … Continue reading

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The 7-7-7 Game

Last night, I was tagged by Heather Davis to participate in the following challenge: Go to page 77 of your own book or manuscript. Count down seven lines. List the seven lines that follow. Tag seven friends to do the … Continue reading

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The Color of a Voice

Can an author write a point of view voice that is not hers? I used to think so, but the more I write and the more think about it, I wonder. If a point of view cannot be written with … Continue reading

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