Category Archives: Anthropology

The Power Within

The Power Within: A Poem for Humanity Darlene Reilley   You speak of equality. You speak of generalities. But you only see The pigment on me.   I stand here to say I am more than the color of my … Continue reading

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Bones and Stones

  Bones and Stones Darlene Reilley   Every student of history knows there are two truths: the written truth which is clean and tidy; and the real truth, which is messy and dirty. This is my truth—the one you won’t … Continue reading

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Ethnographic Fiction: Ursula K. Le Guin’s The Left Hand of Darkness

  In The Left Hand of Darkness, Ursula K. Le Guin has written twenty chapters in a woven epic account of Genry Ai’s experience as an Envoy to the planet Gethen. The book works because of the way Le Guin … Continue reading

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Setting Writing Goals: May 2017

Setting Writing Goals: May 2017 Hey, writer, how’s it going? Did you write in May? I hope you did. I hope you scheduled time to write and followed through with your promise to your art. I did a lot of … Continue reading

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Anthropology Writing Prompts

  We’re finishing up my workshop this week at the Fantasy, Futuristic, and Paranormal Writer’s website! I thought my writing tribe might be interested in hearing about my next project: converting the workshop into a DIY- choose-your-own anthropology adventure workshop! … Continue reading

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My Top 11 Favorite Anthropology Topics for Writers

    Archaeology I started with archaeology and come back to it every time. If I weren’t a writer, I’d be at a dig site, buried in dirt up to my elbows…and I might still do this. Archaeology rocks (pun … Continue reading

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May Writing Goals

Here are my goals for the month. What are your writing goals? Are you doing your 48 hour check? Are you writing? I am Darlene Reilley. I’m a writer and teacher. My hands-on experience can help writers find inspiration and purpose. … Continue reading

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Setting Writing Goals: April 2017

  How’s it going, writers? Did you write in April? I hope you did. I hope words flowed from your fingers and characters and worlds came to life through you. This month, I focused on writing articles, business copy, and … Continue reading

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Review of Haley Elizabeth Garwood’s The Ashes of Britannia

I appreciate different viewpoints in literature, and Haley Elizabeth Garwood’s Ashes of Britannia is an interesting example of how two voices can weave together in a book to tell two sides of the same story. I call this a duet … Continue reading

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Last Call to Sign up for Anthropology, Archaeology, and Romance Workshop!

Join me in a fun writing adventure!   Dear Writer, Are you writing characters you love that grow and have fascinating lives? Are your worlds unique? Do you want to write an anthropologist more fascinating than Nora Robert’s Callie Dunbright … Continue reading

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