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  1. Christine Rains
    October 12, 2021 @ 09:17

    You are a busy woman! I love your answer. My stories write themselves and sometimes I’m surprised at what comes out, but I do not censor them.

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  2. Patrick Hatt
    October 9, 2021 @ 07:15

    Write what and how one wants indeed!

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  3. Gwen Gardner
    October 7, 2021 @ 23:48

    Writers should write what they want. After
    all, people don’t have to read it if they don’t like where it’s going. For me personally as a reader, I find bad language distracting. But a well placed F-bomb can have a powerful effect!

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  4. Julia Quay
    October 7, 2021 @ 19:08

    Good, gutsy answer, Juneta! I’m always wondering if I need a pen name for my stories, since I’ll always be offending someone.

    Have you ever written about your 9-1-1 dispatcher days? Are you allowed to? I work in prison and am not allowed to write about it.

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  5. Anna
    October 7, 2021 @ 17:00

    Everyone has at least one story in them. Not that everyone writes it down. Luckily, people like us do. It makes us a wonderful community. 🙂

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  6. L. Diane Wolfe
    October 7, 2021 @ 12:30

    Between the IWSG and you, a lot going on.

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  7. Loni Townsend
    October 7, 2021 @ 11:05

    I definitely avoid controversy in my everyday life, but it depends on the controversy if I’ll approach it in writing.

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  8. Meka James
    October 7, 2021 @ 10:34

    I also try to avoid controversy/drama. In the Twitter circle I travel, there’s a saying “don’t be today’s main character” meaning don’t do something that will get you dragged on the platform. I do write about sensitive subjects at times, but I always try to handle it with care.

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  9. Alex J. Cavanaugh
    October 7, 2021 @ 07:29

    Grumpy fairytales – that will have some fun entries.

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  10. Natalie Aguirre
    October 7, 2021 @ 06:36

    So agree about not seeking out controversy. Thanks for sharing all the details about the book club.

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  11. Olga Godim
    October 7, 2021 @ 01:50

    Yeah, controversy seems always there, whether we seek it or not. Even some innocent common words suddenly become questionable. I hope this madness too will pass.

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  12. Lee Lowery
    October 6, 2021 @ 22:24

    These days, we certainly do not need to seek out controversy – it’s in our face everywhere.

    I love the new direction of the book club. So great to be highlighting our own talented authors!

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  13. Steven Arellano Rose
    October 6, 2021 @ 20:06

    Third Thursday book sharing sounds neat. I might check it out.

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