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IWSG: When Smaller is Better July 2, 2020

Filed under: Uncategorized — Samantha Bryant @ 6:32 pm

Balancing Act: IWSG: When Smaller is Better: Welcome to the first Wednesday of the month. You know what that means! It’s time to let our insecurities hang out. Yep, it’s the  In…

 

June Reads

Filed under: Uncategorized — Samantha Bryant @ 6:31 pm

Balancing Act: June Reads: I’m pretty far ahead on my yearly reading challenge now. I aim at 52 books a year: one a week. As I write this, I’ve finished 37 boo…

 

Reading My Own Work June 29, 2020

Filed under: Uncategorized — Samantha Bryant @ 12:56 am

Balancing Act: Reading my Own Work: image source I’m settling in to write novel #4 in the Menopausal Superheroes series . I’ve been on a hiatus from writing in that ser…

 

Marketing From Home: Calling Into the Void? June 27, 2020

Filed under: Uncategorized — Samantha Bryant @ 12:52 pm

Balancing Act: Marketing from Home: Calling into the Void?: Image Source Many of my writer-friends and publisher-friends are struggling this year. Convention after convention has been cancelled, and t…

 

Marketing From Home: Calling Into the Void? June 22, 2020

Filed under: Uncategorized — Samantha Bryant @ 12:49 pm

Balancing Act: Marketing from Home: Calling into the Void?: Image Source Many of my writer-friends and publisher-friends are struggling this year. Convention after convention has been cancelled, and t…

 

Switching Gears June 16, 2020

Filed under: Uncategorized — Samantha Bryant @ 2:04 pm

Balancing Act: Switching Gears: image source I’ve been working on a novel for about a year (a gothic romance, working title The Architect and the Heir ). It’s going…

 

Against the Love of It June 15, 2020

Filed under: Uncategorized — Samantha Bryant @ 4:37 pm

A thoughtful post.

Davetopia

In response to last week’s post about tearing down statues, Misha Burnett pointed out that positive discrimination denies white males jobs, grants, and other things they are qualified for. And I agree totally with his unstated assumption that it isn’t fair to punish white males for the actions of their ancestors, in the same way that it isn’t fair that entire families are locked up because one member speaks out against the glorious leader.

However, I also see the merit in the assumption behind positive discrimination: that if generations of, for example, African Americans have been in a worst economic position due to racism, then overcoming that requires giving the current generation a countervailing advantage. Or to put it another way, if one child hasn’t eaten today and another hasn’t eaten this week, you give more of the sandwich to the child who hasn’t eaten for days.

Of course, that…

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Women’s Fiction Day: Focus on Speculative Women’s Fiction June 8, 2020

Filed under: Uncategorized — Samantha Bryant @ 2:34 pm

Balancing Act: Women’s Fiction Day: Focus on Speculative Women’s …: Image. Source Today is Women’s Fiction Day , which might have some of you saying, so what’s “women’s fiction”? Like mo…

 

IWSG: Shhhh! It’s a Secret June 3, 2020

Filed under: Uncategorized — Samantha Bryant @ 3:55 pm

Balancing Act: IWSG: Shhh! It’s a Secret: Welcome to the first Wednesday of the month. You know what that means! It’s time to let our insecurities hang out. Yep, it’s the Ins…

 

May Reads June 1, 2020

Filed under: Uncategorized — Samantha Bryant @ 2:12 am

Balancing Act: May Reads: Reading has always been my escape, well, as long as I can remember anyway. But like a lot of readers I’ve talked to recently, falling in…