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[THE WRITER'S LIFE] Think Differently

Posted by Cindy Eastman on August 17, 2015 at 7:30am 3 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 4 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

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Book Giveaway and Interview with Historical Fiction Author Bruce Judisch

Book Giveaway Aug 31 – Sept 12: You have a chance to win a signed two-book set of historical fiction, Katia and For Maria. To enter the contest, make a comment about the interview. Hard copy: U. S. and Canada

 

Katia centers on post-WWII and the Cold War in East Berlin, Germany, and the sequel For Maria deals with the “Kindertransport,” 1934-1945, during which thousands of children were saved from concentration camps and fostered overseas to…

Marketing Tip: Offer to Send a Book

I often say that it's important to make it easy for people to help you promote your book. One great way to do that is to offer to send them a free copy! I know that sounds obvious, but given how many emails I receive from authors asking me to review their books without offering to send me one, I think it is worth repeating. (I've also said many times here that I don't review books, so now I'm wondering if anyone is actually reading my blog. Hmm....)

Anyhow, when reaching out to…

Search Term Realities and Hard Lessons Learned

I want to share the hard lesson I very belatedly learned about search terms on Amazon, to help save She Writes authors from suffering from the same problem.  My novel, IF ONLY, was written to help fill a hole in the reading choices for grieving kids and teens, their friends and parents.  Many a time, I had looked up my book by my last name and been pleased to see it appear on the screen, along with its beautiful cover, but I'd never taken the time to try all the different potential search…

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Positive Thinking with Optimist Forever

Good morning on the first day of the new work week. Remember today, we can do it. We can do what we set…

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