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Folks, I don’t know what happened, but the link for my blog about CHANGING FACES for the Marketing for Romance Writers’ BookHooks promotion vanished into the ether.

As I said on Twitter a few minutes ago, sometimes I think my writing is cursed, and that folks will never find it.

The good news is, I don’t think that for very long, and I keep trying anyway…(that is good news, right?)

Anyway, I have Tweeted, and maybe some folks will find the blog who didn’t before. And my hope is that someone out there will find CHANGING FACES, enjoy it, and realize that while I probably didn’t get everything right about the transgender and gender-fluid experience, I at least took it seriously. Love is love, and I would rather take risks and take chances than not.

(Of course I talked with trans friends, and had a couple of trans beta readers. I did everything I could to get it right.)

Sometimes, in this world, I think we’re afraid to try to say something because we’re afraid we’ll get it all wrong. So we stay silent. And that’s not good.

I’ve vowed that if I can add to the conversation, I’m not going to stay silent. There are still some things I may not talk about, because other writers have covered the same angles I thought about…but I refuse to muzzle myself because I may get something wrong.

That’s no way to live. And it’s no way to learn anything, either.

 

Written by Barb Caffrey

February 13, 2019 at 3:06 pm

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  1. Person A: We Must Have A Conversation on [Certain Issue]

    Person B: Fine, here’s my opinion on [Certain Issue]

    Person A: You’re A Bigot because of holding that opinion!

    😦

    Paul (Drak Bibliophile) Howard

    February 13, 2019 at 3:22 pm

    • That’s what’s hard, Paul. There’s a lot of reflexive opinions out there these days, and I know I have some of ’em, too.

      I think we have to start somewhere, though, and if we don’t talk, how can we possibly communicate and get anywhere?

      Barb Caffrey

      February 13, 2019 at 3:28 pm


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