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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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Avoid This Marketing No-No

Posted by Maria Murnane on August 10, 2015 at 6:00am 10 Comments

Yesterday I received a bulk email from an acquaintance about a book his son had recently self-published. The well-crafted, perfectly appropriate message explained that the son had asked his father to forward a note, written by the son, about the book. The father, conscious of spamming his friends, threw in a line about how any parent would do the same for his kid. He also said that his son was a lot funnier than he was.

Who could blame the man for helping out his son? I certainly couldn't. He also used blind copy in the email, a nice touch in my opinion. 

The forwarded note from the son, however, raised the hair on the back of my neck. In it he explicitly asks people to post a review of his book on Amazon, regardless of whether or not they had or planned to read…

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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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The Catch-22 of Memoir Writing

Posted by Jessica Barraco on August 21, 2015 at 4:00pm 11 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…

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Mom's Annual Back-to-School Nag

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This post originally appeared on Living the Writing Life

Each new school year brings with it a desire to set a new course, to orient our family and our kids on the right path. Nowadays, we’re beyond choosing the right markers and school box. But the urge to guide persists.

With a newlywed daughter who graduated in 2013 and a son in the…

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