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Ask A Question Thursday

July 25, 2019
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This week’s question:  Do you incorporate politics and/or religion into your stories? What is the reason?

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I have used a matriarchal society in my novel, Life in Slake Patch as the background to a young man’s life in that regime. It was interesting to write about the influences and attitudes of a different society. In contrast my novel, The Twesome Loop, which covers two time periods, shows the patriarchal suppression in the 1800’s.

Last week’s question:  How did you find your particular writing style? A creative writing class, a teacher, a format or something else? Do you write differently for different genres?

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Well, your recent research is certainly more unique and interesting than mine. I think my writing style, whatever that may be,remains the same no matter what I write. However, my “voice” changes with each work, depending on the era, location, and age of my characters. The personality of my twenty-something Italian protagonist in my WW2 novel is a far cry from the thirty-something American artist in my current WIP.

Mandy Eve-Barnett

I have researched medieval physician’s healing techniques, the circumstances of how a body can dry out and become a husk, natural substances that prevent pregnancy or induce sterility.

 

Uncertain of Direction…

May 27, 2013
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Today’s word has me uncertain. It is such an emotive word, that to use it in anyway whatsoever, makes me feel uncomfortable. The word? Crucify – definition: 1) put to death by nailing to a cross 2) to treat with gross injustice.

I do not subject my readers and followers to my religious or political views because I feel we all have the right to our own belief systems. However, I truly believe that no-one should force another person into a particular view or belief. We are individuals and whatever works for us is the way we should follow.

So I will leave you with a thought provoking post today.

 

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