Why I’m (probably) not going to read “Go Set A Watchman”

Recently, a "new" book, Go Set A Watchman by Harper Lee, was released. If her name sounds familiar, it's because she's the acclaimed (read: Pulitzer Prize-winning) author of the fantastic classic novel To Kill A Mockingbird. It's one of the few books we were forced to read by English teachers that we didn't completely hate, partially because there was an equally enjoyable movie to watch when we were finished. Harper Lee has the odd distinction of also being the Baha Men of authors--a veritable one-hit wonder in the world of books. If I had a choice, I'd much rather have produced TKAM than "Who Let the Dogs Out?". So, Lee coming out with a second novel--did I mention she's only published one of note? No? Well, TKAM was it until recently--is a big freaking deal.And, as of right now, I have no plans to read it.Will I change my mind? Probably at some point, but let me explain why I feel this way.While reports vary slightly,...
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Stop by my Editing Tips board!

Last week I posted about putting a widget (side-note: I love that word!) for my Writing Tips Pinterest board. I also figured, why stop there!I've added a widget that links directly to my Editing Tips board as well (check under the Writing Tips one in the sidebar).  It's posted below as well.  I hope you guys find it helpful! Follow Sarah's board Editing Tips on Pinterest. xoxo Sarah...
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Stop by my Writing Tips board!

Greetings! I hope you all are enjoying the summer. Remember, wear sunscreen and drink plenty of water.Anyway...Since you lovely readers seem to enjoy my writerly posts (especially the ones about editing tips), I wanted to make it easy for you to find the same inspiring things I do. Pinterest has been a lot of fun and very helpful for exactly that. Okay, I know I've posted about my being on Pinterest before, but I thought I'd get a bit more specific so you guys can find my (hopefully) helpful writing content on there without having to sift through my 40+ boards, which are mostly about food.If you check out my right side-bar, I've added a widget just for my Writing Tips board. I've posted it below as well.  Happy pinning! Follow Sarah's board Writing Tips on Pinterest. xoxo Sarah...
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Interview Time with Patricia Leever

Hello, everyone! Today we have the lovely Patricia Leever with us, but you can call her Patty. ;-)Hello, my dear! Tell everyone about yourself.  Okay, let’s see, I’m the wife of one, the mom of four skin kids (who are all dang near grown) and the caretaker of one really old, smelly dog and one little black lunatic of a cat. I believe wearing your “weird” on your sleeve is what brings happiness so I fly my freak flag high and proud. I love zombies, science fiction and tacos. I haven’t seen my natural hair color in many, many moons and I’m quite alright with that. I laugh a LOT, mostly at myself because I also believe that laughter frees the mind and heals the soul.And now I want tacos. Thanks for that, haha.What are your favorite and least favorite parts about being a writer? My favorite part is getting all the people running around in my head out of my...
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