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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Mammy in “Gone With the Wind”

Posted Feb 26 2016 in , , , , , ,

Did you know Hattie McDaniel was the first African-American to win an Academy Award? Hattie won the award in 1940 for her portrayal of Mammy in “Gone With the Wind.” Excepts from The Hollywood Reporter magazine. On a February afternoon in 1940, Hattie McDaniel — then one of the biggest African-American movie stars in the […]


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