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If You Are In NYC (Or Anywhere Nearby): Free Coffee And Free Books from SWP!

Posted by Kamy Wicoff on September 30, 2014 at 9:30am 2 Comments

Save the date! Friday October 17th, from 11AM to noon, you can enjoy a free coffee on Keurig--which will be previewing its most advanced brewing system October 15-17 at the Keurig® 2.0 Café--AND meet and mingle with eleven SheWrites Press authors who will be giving away a whopping fifty-five signed copies of their books (five of each author's title) to the first fifty-five people to arrive. The event will take place at 915 Broadway, @21st Street. If you plan to come, please take a minute to RSVP here so we can get an idea of how many people to expect.

I will also be there (with bells on, though without a book, since mine doesn't pub until 2015) to answer any and all questions you may have about publishing with SheWritesPress.

I hope all SheWriters who can make it will consider stopping by and bringing lots and lots of friends. What could be books,…


Your Author Platform Is Not Your Social Media Following

Posted by Brooke Warner on September 29, 2014 at 9:30pm 17 Comments

I’ve spent the past five or six years not only educating authors about how to build an author platform but also about how to position themselves in such a way that the platform they already have truly shines.

So this week, when I received multiple e-mails asking what I thought about an article on Creative Nonfiction called “Platforms Are ‘Overrated,’” my response was that I was bummed out about it because the author, in equating platform to social media, is so incredibly limited in her scope and understanding of what platform actually is, and she’s promoting a defeatist attitude around the importance of building one.


Back in May I wrote a post called …


Marketing Tip: Put Your First Chapter on Your Website

Posted by Maria Murnane on September 30, 2014 at 8:20am 1 Comment

Making the first chapter of your book (or books) available on your website is a smart idea for two reasons:


1)    It gives potential readers who visit your website the opportunity to check out your work at no cost

2)    It gives you a tool for driving potential readers to your website 

Here's the first chapter of Katwalk, my latest novel

I have six published novels, and the first chapters to all of them are available on my website. One way I use those links is via social media. Four of my books make up a series starring the same protagonist, so I created a …


A Niche to Call Our Own: Building Vela Magazine

Posted by Amanda Giracca on September 25, 2014 at 9:00am 5 Comments

It all started with a need for a home.

In the summer before the second year of my MFA program, my friend and colleague Sarah Menkedick wrote me a long and frantic e-mail.

“I feel split between worlds,” she wrote. “Between internet world and print world, elite Harper's world [where she was an intern] and gritty backpacker/travel world, school world and work world. Ultimately I think I am going to have to let something go, to move closer to one and further from the others.”

We’d been having these conversations all throughout grad school. How were we going to make this writing thing work? I was struggling to define what kind of writer I was—nature writer? Science writer? Neither sounded quite right. Night classes were always…


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Does Cheap Mean Awful Smell In The Perfume World

Every woman should smell fabulous. You don't have to spend big bucks to smell expensive. People that are low on the budget look for less-costly perfume shops, and end up with cheap perfumes that are not worth the penny. With so many perfumes available on the market, it's hard to find the one that will satisfy both your smell and budget.

But, if you search wisely, you will find amazing designer perfumes for affordable price. No need to buy fake perfumes, instead find a good perfume…

The Beautiful World of Women's Shoes

Women are fond of fashion accessories. They want to keep their wardrobe updated with latest shoes and clothing. An average woman buys 3 pairs of shoes every year.

This infographic, created by Cocorose London, highlights some of the astonishing facts about women's shoes and their buying habbits. …

Book a Wedding Car to Make Your Wedding Day Even More Special

Wedding is a joyous occasion for everyone. It is a day when two people promise to love, cherish and respect each other and stay together till the end. Weddings are a special occasion all across the globe irrespective of the location, caste, community, religion or any other factor. It is the day one wants to remember for life and just for good reasons rather than for any bad/unpleasant events. Planning for a wedding is a very stressful time for the bride as well as the groom and sometimes…

Learn How to Write a Dashing Essay in A Few minutes

An essay helps the students to enhance their overall academic performance.  It also gives the student an opportunity to enhance their knowledge as well as writing skills. Essay writing projects are different from the other types of academic projects because it requires some skills by the hand of the writer. These essays are assigned with a booklet which contains the requirements of the instructor. When an instructor assigns an essay, then s/he wants to receive a piece of paper build as per…

.. flying things ..

surround this area,
live inside. loving
lamps ,damp october air.

shadow,               films
with out words, stuttering.

moths, yes i usually write
of moths, now long legs
come into play. outside

planes fly over, estuary
birds call. autumn.



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