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Obama order prohibits human trafficking in federal contracts

Posted by Georgia Ann Mullen on November 5, 2012 | Leave a comment (0)
What industry earns more money than major league baseball, and the national basketball, hockey and football leagues combined? Sex trafficking and forced labor. It’s a $32 billion industry. On Sept. 25, President Obama signed an executive order prohibiting human trafficking in all federal...

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Actors take many roles in ‘Cloud Atlas’

Posted by Georgia Ann Mullen on November 4, 2012 | Leave a comment (0)
The best part of the film “Cloud Atlas” comes after the credits. Viewers patient enough to sit through the entire movie will be shocked to see stills of the different characters each actor portrays. Not only one actor playing persons of different ages, but an Asian playing a red-haired,...

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Historical fiction panel Feb. 23 at Book ‘Em NC

Posted by Georgia Ann Mullen on October 21, 2012 | Leave a comment (0)
Georgia Ann Mullen will participate in a panel discussion on historical fiction at the 2013 Book ‘Em North Carolina Writers Conference & Book Fair in Lumberton. The panel will take place Saturday, Feb. 23, at 2 p.m. in the Red Room at Robeson Community College. Book ‘Em North...

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Drop Dead laughing

Posted by Georgia Ann Mullen on October 21, 2012 | Leave a comment (0)
You don’t need to be nuts for dogs or manic for mysteries to enjoy Drop Dead on Recall by Sheila Webster Boneham. If you’ve chuckled over a few Stephanie Plum witticisms, you’ll get a kick out of this tale. The book is funny! I laughed three times in the first two paragraphs, even though...

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Women writers museum open in D.C.

Posted by Georgia Ann Mullen on August 4, 2012 | Leave a comment (0)
The American Women Writers National Museum (AWWNM), whose mission is to honor America’s premier historic and contemporary women writers, opened Feb. 13 in Washington, D.C., and has hosted several events I’m sorry to have missed. Among them were “Feral Women & Other Humorous...

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Buy her bag, not her body

Posted by Georgia Ann Mullen on July 9, 2012 | Leave a comment (0)
Nomi Network, a non-profit organization that trains survivors of sexual slavery to produce products that will sell in the global market, was named after an 8-year-old survivor of sex trafficking in Cambodia. Nomi was so mentally disabled after her treatment as a sex slave, that she will spend the...

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The true value of good criticism

Posted by Georgia Ann Mullen on May 30, 2012 | Leave a comment (0)
My writing friends are good at telling me what’s wrong with my manuscript. “Give more backstory, more introspection” are two comments I routinely receive from members of my writers’ group, as they critique the third manuscript in my trilogy. They have not read my first two books. I begged...

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Aristotle: developing a logical plot

Posted by Georgia Ann Mullen on May 20, 2012 | Leave a comment (0)
When he wasn’t lecturing on philosophy, nature, politics, metaphysics and ethics, Aristotle was caught up in logic. He even applied logic to writing and expounded a strategy for developing a good plot. Aristotle modeled his strategy after the classic Greek tragedies which had a beginning, middle...

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Blonnie Bunn Wyche: Always on my fingertips

Posted by Georgia Ann Mullen on May 8, 2012 | Leave a comment (1)
My dear friend, writing partner and mentor Blonnie Bunn Wyche passed away May 2, 2012 in Wilmington, NC. A May 5 memorial service was attended by her family, members of her two critique groups, book sellers, fellow writers, and the many friends she made throughout her 79 years as a teacher and...

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