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Rita Robinson

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Married at 17, three children by 23, Rita Robinson started at a community college in her early 30s with a creative writing class. Unable to get a grade unless students sent out something they’d written in class she cried and sent out a fiction piece sure that anyone who read it would call it stupid. It sold, and it was like the Red Sea parting. She still cannot describe how warm it made her feel.
Of course after that she couldn't write long enough or fast enough to get all the things down on paper she’s been wanting to say most of her life. She wrote prolifically for many magazines, received her share of rejections, and was asked by the local newspaper to work for them. She did, and then went on to a bigger newspaper in Los Angeles but quit
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When Women Choose to Be Single

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