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She Writes has partnered with Albert Flynn DeSilver and BrilliantWriter.com to present Elizabeth Gilbert Live on Nov. 7, 2015.


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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:

#1 Use THIS URL when registering: http://bit.ly/1JRnoJL…


The Catch-22 of Memoir Writing

Posted by Jessica Barraco on August 21, 2015 at 4:11pm 3 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…


We Write to Taste Life Twice

Posted by Laurie Buchanan on August 26, 2015 at 11:39am 0 Comments


Posted by Liz Gelb-O'Connor on August 27, 2015 at 7:11am 0 Comments

Every month I feature a fellow author on my blog, Creating the WRITE Reality. Someone whose work I admire, and who I have met either in person or online that has enriched my life through publishing, writing, or just reading.

This month, I have a real treat for everyone. Please welcome romantic suspense writer, Fiona Quinn, to Creating the WRITE Reality! I connected with Fiona on Twitter almost two years ago. Honestly, when I first saw her lovely bio picture, my first thought was “Cool! Reese Witherspoon with guns.” From a marketing perspective, that made her immediately memorable to me. Celeb lookalike references aside, Fiona writes a popular kickass blog for writers called Thrillwriting,…


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.breaking news.

oh i got it wrong, in truth the theory is right.

barbaric: the concept on kindness.

yet we learned about broken bones, bodies
that seep blood with water. we studied the mosaics,
good legs, good legs here.

the voices rather quiet. we have had a life time
of listening, yet not understanding really.

so let us go forth and compare alice to your god,
as we have done in the past..

yet know there is…

Today I Fell Asleep Right after Work

How's that for excitement? I take a lickin' and keep on tickin'.

Kids burned dinner. I told them, don't go playing around:

a. charred pans

b. conflagrations

c. smoking volcanoes

d. land mines/IEDs

e. charred pants

f. consternation

I just have to go to bed. I can hardly move.

Introducing Audio Posts!

"Oh, I like this blog! I wish I can listen to it instead of reading the posts."

I always thought it would be so useful to have the choice to listen to blog posts while doing our work, chores and activities.

This is why I have decided to launch audio posts and experience this new addition to my blog.

Please follow Wanderluster.inc on: https://soundcloud.com/wanderlusterinc-blog

I hope you enjoy this new…

My Wise Old Owl


These grey winter days I’ve been reading up a storm on Kindle. I prefer the feel of a book in my hands, but, living in Chile, English books are not readily available. Usually, on my yearly visits to California, I return with a supply of books but this last visit was different. My husband and I hauled back fifty copies of my memoir in backpacks and cloth shopping bags. No space for my personal reading choices. The problem with a Kindle book is that I need to underline…

Googling my way through Life

[While living abroad, on my own, for the first time ever]

*Attempts to boil an egg*


*Calls mom, no answer*

SOLUTION! *Googles: How to boil an egg*

This is not the first, nor the last time I have been through this situation.

Even after coming back home, whenever I need to do something that I haven’t before, the first thing I do is go to Google and type my question or whatever task I’m trying to achieve.

How to boil an egg

How to…


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