I didn’t write American Family; it burst from my chest like the alien in the movie by the same name starring Sigourney Weaver. It was also produced by the clash of politics, law and faith that swirled around LGBTQ rights at the beginning of the millennium.
American Family began writing itself years before I even knew I was going to write it. When I try to figure out when my novel began, a series of headlines and snippets of conversations flash through my mind. I remember being told a story by a conservative Christian woman about another woman who was awarded custody of her own daughter after a divorce and was raising the girl with her lesbian partner. The woman relating the story added, “I’m sorry, I have a problem with that.” She later had two signs in her yard supporting Proposition 22, which temporarily put into California law in 2000 that, “marriage was only lawful between a man and a woman.” During the…Continue
Last year, here at SheWrites.com, the team decided we wanted to launch She Writes University. We looked around at our amazing members and realized what a huge talent pool we had to draw from. We also know how many She Writers want information about how to get published, and we have access to the kinds of agents and editors who are helpful, who want aspiring authors to succeed.
Onboarding the women we have lined up for She Writes University has been a huge coup for us, and also a glimpse at what’s to come. We want She Writes University to be a service for you, our community, and we welcome ideas for courses, teacher suggestions, and any and all ideas for improvement.
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She Writes University is a seven-week series of online writing workshops and courses, led by bestselling authors and publishing experts. The team here at She Writes has put a lot of focus on curating a semester lineup that meets the needs of both beginning and established writers, even in a single class, and offers up curriculum designed to work with any genre. In fact, She Writes University has been over a year in the making!
She Writes University gives you the opportunity to study under bestselling authors and publishing experts as they give you exclusive access to their process and the steps that led to their success. The best part? Do it all from your computer! Unlike other programs that require onsite attendance or several sessions, each of our courses is a one-time-only writing workshop including both instruction and live Q&A.
Here's a quick look at who you'll be studying under when you…Continue
My book. We all use that phrase: I’ll get to the (laundry, dishes, litter box, job search) just as soon as I finish my book.
My book. It doesn’t matter whose actual book it is--Patricia Cornwell, Dan Brown, Mark Twain, Jane Austen--once we pick it up, peek inside at a random page and inhale deeply as we clutch it in our hands, it becomes ours. Our next “Once upon a time…”(1) New bestsellers, old favorites…it doesn’t matter. Browsing through the bookstore is exhilarating; exploring the stacks at the…Continue
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I’m guilty of something I believe many writers have issues with: procrastination. But I’m not alone! Statistics show that approximately 20% of the population is affected by it! In fact, some researchers claim that procrastination has more than quadrupled in the last three decades. In an increasingly…
Here it is – a brand new day in a brand new week. But what will this week bring for you? Will it be more of the same- but if things are going well then more of the same is a good thing but- what if things are not going too well. What if this new week just brings you down just thinking about it.
Peri-implantitis is where there is some bone loss for various reasons around your dental implant. The condition can usually occur and you won’t even be aware that it happened. A lot of different factors can be the cause for this taking place. In certain patients, it can develop in an early stage shortly after a crown was implanted, and for others, it can take years before it happens.…
The Thought for the Day is from Mai Ghoussoub.
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