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  1. Toi Thomas
    November 2, 2021 @ 14:55

    Sorry, I’m so late.
    It’s not always easy to avoid controversy; sometimes it finds you because of your skin color, or gender, or age, or whatever someone else thinks isn’t a big deal that is a big deal to you or vice versa. Hope you never have to experience that.
    Great post. Thanks for the shout-out.


    • admin2
      November 2, 2021 @ 15:11

      Well, I have had it happen, experienced it, in my personal life attacked because of size, gender, age, life choices, skin in some ways, and say something someone takes wrong or puts a twist that was far from intent and purpose of what you meant or even said really –BUT my writing so far no, but that could change in this new world consciousness we live in. My stance for now on my writing is live and let live, and I will write what I want without intent of offense or hurt toward or about others. My writing embodies love of reading, life and what it has the possibility of being.


  2. 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.


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

    Write what and how one wants indeed!


  4. 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!


  5. 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.


  6. 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. 🙂


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

    Between the IWSG and you, a lot going on.


  8. 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.


  9. 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.


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

    Grumpy fairytales – that will have some fun entries.


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

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


  12. 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.


  13. 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!


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

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


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