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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…
We have exciting news for the She Writes community!
She Writes has joined Albert Flynn DeSilver and BrilliantWriter.com to present:
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.
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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…Continue
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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Although his work is used…
I've been lurking around SheWrites for a long time ... almost since its inception, I think? I've never been quite sure how to best use this community, though I have routinely found others' posts about writing, editing, publishing, and all of the craziness of the process helpful.
Now, I'm at the beginning of a year-long sabbatical from teaching (religion and gender & women's studies, Illinois College) for which a major goal is moving my next book toward publication. It's not my…
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