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She Writes has partnered with Albert Flynn DeSilver and BrilliantWriter.com to present Elizabeth Gilbert Live on Nov. 7, 2015.

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[THE WRITER'S LIFE] Think Differently

Posted by Cindy Eastman on August 17, 2015 at 7:30am 0 Comments



Think different.



You just edited me didn't you?



I did the same thing each morning I walked into the computer lab in which I helped the upcoming generation navigate the dangers of the Internet and the vagaries of Microsoft Word. Those Apple Think Different posters hung on the walls of my room and every single day I silently thought, "Think Different-ly." I really thought it would make as much sense if it were grammatically correct. This was years ago when I worked in an elementary school and my ambitions to be A Writer were wedged around being a single parent, staying gainfully employed and putting gas in the car. I think (I hope) I still have most of these posters tightly, safely rolled up in a cardboard tube somewhere. Thomas Edison, Pablo Picasso and…

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Announcing: Elizabeth Gilbert Live event + exclusive discount

Posted by Kristin Bustamante on August 25, 2015 at 1:00pm 0 Comments

We have exciting news for the She Writes community! 

She Writes has joined Albert Flynn DeSilver and BrilliantWriter.com to present:

Elizabeth Gilbert Live 

This one-day workshop is being held on November 7, 2015, in Napa Valley, CA. Join us and hear from Elizabeth Gilbert, New York Times bestselling author of Eat, Pray, Love.  

She Writes members get 10% off the ticket price!

Register today! This event will definitely sell out. ALL She Writes members are eligible for 10% off the normal ticket price. It's as easy as 1-2-3:

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The Catch-22 of Memoir Writing

Posted by Jessica Barraco on August 21, 2015 at 4:11pm 3 Comments

When I started to write The Butterfly Groove, which follows my search for answers among my mother’s mysteries from her past, a decade after losing her, I had a hope that I set too high on my list of Miracle Writer Tactics. Not only was I going to write a great book with journalistic integrity, unravel a thrilling family mystery, and, tell it from a dual perspective, I was also going to open people’s minds about who my mother was to them. I was going to make them see why she behaved poorly sometimes, and greatly others. They were going to reassess and empathize that her being sick for nearly 20 years takes a toll on somebody, and that she couldn’t be blamed for her illnesses, as a lot of them liked to believe. (“She was too stressed out, they’d say, “She was her own worst enemy”).

My mom was particular and private. Two characteristics that typically society isn’t thrilled with, I’ve…

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We Write to Taste Life Twice

Posted by Laurie Buchanan on August 26, 2015 at 11:39am 0 Comments

Community Blog

Saturday Short

Posted Saturday Short, a film with "The Dust Lady", Marcy Borders, who died this week:

http://writingwithoutpaper.blogspot.com/2015/08/saturday-short_29.html

Good Morning!

Positive Thinking with Optimist Forever

Good morning on this cloudy Saturday. You know, we very often spend so much time taking care of others that…

.the sting .

it was said that god saved them, yet
what a cost. i heard the news quite early,
it is an old radio. reeling we had tea, not
being in a place even to imagine.

most of us are speechless.then one raised
his voice

in fury.

it is unimaginable.

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[SWP: Behind the Book] Writing While White

Writing fiction requires a substantial mix of audacity and humility. The writer sets out to illuminate a sliver of reality. Even though that place may be achingly familiar, it will contain spaces and experiences the author has never lived. How do we fulfill our promise to the reader?

The challenge is especially thorny for a white writer tackling issues of race.

Ignoring race isn’t an option, because silence is also a statement. Even cultural pieces we may like can lose impact…

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