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For Your Thanksgiving Amusement…

Posted Nov 23 2017

The Guardian has announced the shortlist for its Literary Review’s 2017 Bad Sex Awards! Just as I was about to fall into a turkey-induced slumber, too. Read on and enjoy… perhaps these literary efforts will inspire you to “construct an assemblage” of your own. 🙂 (Image by Guma89 (Own work) [CC BY-SA 3.0 (https://creativecommons.org/licenses/by-sa/3.0)], via […]

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New Beginning

Posted Nov 21 2017

Hello! I’m Darice Moore. As your new VP of Communications, one of my tasks is to post in Scarlett’s Blog. My goal is to provide posts that are informative and helpful for our members as well as for others who are interested in the craft and business of writing romance. (And if any of you […]

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2017 TARA Contest Winners

Posted Sep 18 2017

TARA is proud to announce the winners of our 2017 TARA Contest. CONGRATULATIONS! CONTEMPORARY Winner Play Me Keri Kelly Second Place The Candy Capers Katie Barret Third Place The Prodigal Daughter JD Faver FUTURISTIC, PARANORMAL, FANTASY, TIME TRAVEL Winner Rogue Dragon Rising TJ Shaw Second Place Time After Time NJ Litz Third Place Hex of […]

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TARA CARES!

Posted Dec 20 2016

TARA CARES for its community! On December 19, 2016, TARA members donated one hundred sixty-three books to the Tampa General Hospital library. The books consisted of adult fiction and non-fiction, teens and young adults, and children’s coloring books and literature. At the TARA Holiday Party, the table overflowed with books brought to the party by […]

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The Art of Judging and Critiquing

Posted Apr 24 2016 in

Scarlett ran this article a year ago, but feels compelled to post it again. The examples are a little outdated, but nonetheless, pertinent to judging entries in TARA’s Contest or critiquing someone’s work. This article, Bleeecchh…Critiquing, by Kristan Higgins, first appeared in CONNECTIONS, April 2007 edition, Connecticut RWA.    The Art of Critiquing Party time! […]

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