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Do You Know Something I Don't?

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10 simbi for fulfilling my request - Virtual OK - Posted Oct 12

I'm writing a book which covers some aspects of life to which I'm completely ignorant. Between working fulltime, fulfilling requests, writing and applying edits, I'm left with very little time (and motivation) to do the research myself.

The things I need to know won't change the way the story unfolds once I apply the proper facts, but the three main things I need help with are:
What's it like to be a murder suspect in Crawford County Pennsylvania, or in general? What are your rights? In the eyes of the law, are you treated like a criminal even when there isn't any solid evidence against you?

What's it like to be a Japanese American woman who's lived through the times of the American internment camps (but was, at the time, a child with a white adoptive father, so didn't have to go)? What's it like to be that same woman, today, in day-to-day interactions? What micro-aggressions and flat-out racism does she still need to put up with?

Also, and this is a scene I'm nervous about my readers getting to, but there's a rape. It's necessary to the plot, otherwise I wouldn't have written it, but it's an experience I haven't had. I'm more confident in the way I've written my survivor's perspective than I am in how I portray the reaction of the close friends when they're left to piece together the information and figure it out for themselves, but I know I want more outside input before I claim to have handled it well.

I'm not asking anyone to do research for me (thought if you want to, I won't stop you), but if you have any knowledge or experience with any of this and are willing to share it with me, please do!

Reviews of Diana


Aubry provided Help with Be a Beta Reader for My Book for Diana
Feb 20, 2017
Another great section. Diana is an excellent storyteller!
Bernard received Package of I'll Spruce Up Your Tinder Profile from Diana
Feb 19, 2017
Great advice! Very polite and responsive. Recommend!
Suren provided Help with Be a Beta Reader for My Book for Diana
Feb 15, 2017
Her chapters are really coming along, I find myself getting wrapped up in the story. =)
Joshua provided Help with Be a Beta Reader for My Book for Diana
Feb 12, 2017
Diana is always very polite and takes suggestions professionally. She is an asset to the Simbi community.
Aubry provided Help with Be a Beta Reader for My Book for Diana
Feb 06, 2017
Great chapter to edit, as always. Great writer both in content and structure.
Alexis provided Help with Do You Know Something I Don't? for Diana
Feb 01, 2017
Amazing ideas for stories! This will be so inspiring for people who are struggling :)
Stacy received Session of Editing (6-15 pages) from Diana
Jan 30, 2017
Diana is extremely knowledgeable in what she does and has so many great insights! I was totally impressed by what was delivered, and would work with h...er again in a second! :)show more
Jess provided Help with Be a Beta Reader for My Book for Diana
Jan 28, 2017
Excellent writing, accepts critique well.
Adam received Help with Piano Transcription from Diana
Jan 13, 2017
Persistent and polite! Will work with her any time.
Suren provided Help with Be a Beta Reader for My Book for Diana
Dec 23, 2016
It's nice to see Diana improve and blossom as a writer, can't wait to read more!


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About Diana Regolizio

At a school in suburban New Jersey, I started my first novel. I was ten years old, finishing two years later at four hundred pages. I haven't stopped writing since. My first grade teacher predicted I ...would be an author, which I resented because, thanks to the phonetics of the word, I associated it with Arthur, the cartoon aardvark. I was not, nor will I ever be, a cartoon aardvark. I've since graduated from the Savannah College of Art and Design with a Bachelors Degree in Dramatic Writing. The moral to most of my written works falls into the category of “be yourself,” and overall I want audiences to learn to feel comfortable representing themselves as they see fit, and comfortable communicating their needs and honest opinions in times of necessity. While my stories may not all be fit for a G rating, I do my best to make them appropriate for as wide an age group as possible, because everyone can gain something from them.show more

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