Discovery in the Time of COVID-19 #discovery #time #COVID19 by @barbaradelinsky

We live in an interesting time, such a different life now from before. But not all of the changes have been bad. Granted, my family is well, so I’ve been spared the worst. Likewise, employment. I write every morning, same as always. Not everyone is as lucky. My heart aches for those whose losses have…

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What Happens When a Novel Gets People Talking? by @barbaradelinsky #talking #books #controversy

It used to be that a good writer could write about anything, that a novelist could interpret reality in the way she chose, that a publisher could publish any book that was intelligent, relevant, and well-grounded. But have the rules changed? In this day and age of PC to the extreme, can only a rape…

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This is Why I Have Four Reasons For Hope by @barbaradelinsky #hope

No, this is not a political blog. I’m not touting one candidate over another. The election of 2018 is over. Some races went the way I wanted, others did not. For me, though, four things stand out. Four BIG reasons for hope:  Women can do it. Record numbers of women ran – and WON –…

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Some things are ingrained from childhood. One of those, for me, is the start of the school year. New clothes, new books, new classes, new rules – I may have outgrown the first three, but the part about rules never leaves. So I start off the 2018-2019 learning year with FIVE Rules of Writing. If…

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I love Pub Day—I Hate Pub Day Photos by @BarbaraDelinsky #Books #photo

Pub day is like a birthday. It comes every year at the same time, so readers know to expect it. You make lists of what you want and lists of what you hope. You wait for it … wait for it … wait for it. Then, finally, it’s here. You’re a year older. But you…

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Top 5 Reasons to Love Breakfast by @BarbaraDelinsky #Breakfast

Breakfast is my favorite meal, which is why one of my favorite scenes in the upcoming BEFORE AND AGAIN is Maggie Reid and her mother having room-service breakfast in their suite at the Devon Inn and Resort. Maple bacon, scrambled eggs, thick wheat toast, fresh berries with clotted cream? I drool as I write this,…

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Four Reasons Why I Listen to Classical Music by @barbaradelinsky

I never used to. Well, I did occasionally, but it wasn’t my go-to station when I was in the car.  I mean, I’ve always appreciated classical music. I just never before needed it as much as I do now. What changed? Donald Trump came to power. That single happening has been so loud, so ugly, so divisive, that…

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