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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 The examples are a little outdated, but nonetheless, pertinent to judging entries in TARA’s Contest or critiquing someone’s work.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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15 Tips for Entering a Contest

Posted Mar 29 2016 in , , , , ,

  In honor of the TARA Silver Anniversary Contest, Scarlett put together 15 tips to consider when entering a writing contest.   Always adhere to the industry’s traditional standards. A contest is not the time to throw the rule book of correctness away. Write a great opening line and an absorbing first scene. Give your […]

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Psychology of Creating Characters: Part 2

Posted Jun 5 2015 in , , , , , , , , ,

Part 2 of Psychology of Creating Characters by Laurie Schnebly Campbell written for RWA on Jun 02, 2001. Priorities Another way of analyzing characters for potential conflict is the matter of priorities. Everyone has individual priorities in addition to universal things like “family, job, and world peace.” These personal priorities influence every decision they make, and […]

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Psychology of Creating Characters: Part 1

Posted May 10 2015 in , , , , , , , , , , , , ,

Miss Scarlett is always digging for articles to help her writing friends, and she came across this one by Laurie Schnebly written for RWA on Jun 02, 2001. The original article is quite long, so she picked out excerpts and divided it into parts. Professional counselors and psychiatrists have devised categories into which the different types of […]

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