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April 7 question - Are you a risk-taker when writing? Do you try something radically different in style/POV/etc. or add controversial topics to your work?
I don't do anything "radically" different in my mysteries, but I do like to set the locations (funeral home) and characters (the daughter of a funeral director)in peculiar places. LOL.
When I wrote my memoir, I touched on the debate between working
Arranging a Dream: A Memoir
moms vs stay-at-home moms. How does this affect a child? How does juggling a job and a home affect the mother? In the 70s, the discussion could get pretty heated. Nowadays, lots of moms work from home.
I also mentioned in the 70s, AT&T had to hire minority and female workers to meet a quota set by the government in order to win contracts. My husband, a white male, decided to quit working at the company because he saw no future for him. That was the situation that spurred us on to pursue our dream of becoming entrepreneurs by owning and operating a greenhouse. The flower shop was not a dream but came with the business. 50 years later we are still trying to figure out how to achieve equality and diversity.
I look forward to reading your comments below and answers in your blogs.
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Last month I asked for some book titles for the update on my MG non-fiction book for girls, Girls Succeed! I appreciate everyone who suggested a title.
Click here for last month's blog post.
When I asked for advice on whether I should create a new book with a new title, the Draft2Digital rep suggested I upload the new file to my existing page rather than make it a new book. They don't do second editions. So I uploaded yesterday after working out a few quirks with the ms.
So, I did not change the name of the book. Do you think I should add a note in my book description about the updates and new content?
Have you published second editions for your books or published an "older" book under a new title?
Please leave your thoughts in the comments below. Thank you!!
Here's the new book cover.
|Girls Succeed! Stories Behind the Careers of Successful Women|
by J.Q. Rose
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The official release day is April 14!!
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