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We’re really excited to let you know that we’re a part of the @acommunitythrives It’s a friendly fundraising campaign launched by @USATODAY where organizations dedicated like Iowa Author fest supports the creativity of our local Iowa Authors/Artist/Musicians in their endeavor to bring their work to reality and promote their written word/art/music to their patrons. compete to raise the most money with the top team winning a grand prize cash donation of $25,000.

It starts on Monday 18th ,2019 at 12pm ET and a total of $800,000 will be given away to organizations in the Challenge. The top raising organizations that raise the most will receive cash donations. We’re ready to raise as much money as we can so we can win the $25,000 grand prize donation.

How You Can Help

As a passionate member of our board, we know that you want to help out in any way you can…

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REVIEW: What We Talk About When We Talk About Love

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55 Books in 52 Weeks

As we know, I am a sucker for a solid short story collection, and Raymond Carver did not disappoint with What We Talk About When We Talk About Love. 

What We Talk About… explores a multitude of aspects of human interactions and relationships, generally via snapshots into a life. While each story in What We Talk About… has a beautifully constructed arc, they lack finality. This sounds like a potential negative; however, the lack of finality creates quite a powerful effect.  The reader is gifted with the ability to peer, only for a specific moment, into the window of a life.

Carver’s stories end on an inhale, allowing each tale, and every little detail to linger with you long after you are done. Due to the skill in Carver’s writing, this device elevates What We Talk About… to a level of storytelling few can achieve.

Standouts:

Why Don’t You Dance?

I Could See the Smallest Thing

The Bath

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2 Days Left Until Great Event

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There is only two days left until 37 authors come together at Rosedale Center Mall in Roseville, Mn. I will be holding a raffle for the dress and Native American chest piece that is on the cover of my new novella ‘Will-O Wisp of Niagara Falls’. Each ticket is only two dollars for a chance to own a piece of the fantasy of Will-O Wisp of Niagara Falls. I will be selling Will-O Wisp for only $5.00 during the sale. The drawing for the raffles will be held at 5pm.

I can’t wait to see you all there!

 

How dare you spank my child!

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Anthony G. Wedgeworth

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Writers must be insane. We spend countless hours pouring our hearts out into our work, nurturing our characters, giving our story legs to stand on its own merit, and falling in love with what we have created. Then, we let out a loud sigh of relief as we step back from it. Like any good parent would, we want to show others the glory of this new and powerful force of nature, also known as our story…

And then those blood thirsty vampire editors get their claws in your baby. Violent red slashes scar the face of your once well-crafted pages. Cradled in your arms, your anger grows at those who have no foresight, no imagination, no understanding of what you had created.

Hmmm…I might be a little dramatic, but I think most new writers feel like this on some level when their manuscript is returned from an editor. I…

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