Month: July 2016

State of Being

Published by on July 24, 2016
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I put pictures out on social media all the time with me smiling. I do that because I look so much better when I smile. My eyes sparkle better and the muscles don’t hang loose. So people are always saying to me, “Angela, you smile all the time! Are you happy?” The answer is no. […]

High Noon: Singular vs Blanket Statement

Published by on July 18, 2016
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“That sort of statement is what I expect from a non black.” Nancy**, black female, on social media thread   I am used to research. I had done my homework. I was not wrong in what I learned about a particular situation, but could not believe it. On my FB page I posted, “Did you know that…,” and […]

Editors: Can’t live with them. Gotta have them.

Published by on July 5, 2016
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When putting the final touches on my memoir, my editor was ruthless. He said, “Angela, this book must be clean. The subject matter is so tough that it is unacceptable to have any typos or dropped words, or anything that leaves the reader floundering; these things must be excised.” After getting proof copies of the book, we […]

The Value of Driving Well in Your Lane

Published by on July 3, 2016
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For those serious about the book business, the best way for it to work is this: Author has vision for their career and they write the books. Agent makes the best deal possible for Author’s pocketbook and vision with Publisher(s) and Filmmaker(s). Editor(s) sandblasts and polishes. Publisher(s) and Filmmaker(s) sell the book and the film to the […]

God the Father is not P.C. Whipped

Published by on July 1, 2016
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  Sunday morning, two women knocked on my door. They said they were from a new non-denominational church right down the street. They didn’t say the name of it. They didn’t say where it was, just sort of vaguely pointed that-a-way. They wore pants and on their shoulders carried full cases of exactly what I don’t […]