Essay Writing

If first person narrative non-fiction and essay are your thing, or you would like to explore them and your voice join us.

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What is an essay?

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Comment by Cate Warren on September 8, 2015 at 8:05am

Loved your essay, Lorraine! I posted a link to it in my literature group. 

Many thanks for sharing your sharp eye, wisdom and wit!

Comment by Lorraine Duffy Merkl on September 8, 2015 at 5:08am

What middle aged women look like on TV:

Comment by Lorraine Duffy Merkl on August 4, 2015 at 6:23am

Read this because today is the youngest you'll ever be again:

Comment by Marcia Riley on August 2, 2015 at 3:55pm

Hi Fellow Nonfiction Writers:


I'm new and still learning how to use SHE WRITES.  Nonetheless, I recently posted my first article/blog on editing and thought to share this article with forum members.  Perhaps fellow writers will find the tips and techniques useful for future projects.  No catch, no hype - just sharing as one writer to another...(smile)


Connected by the written word,

Marcia/USA-Atlanta, GA


Comment by Lorraine Duffy Merkl on May 19, 2015 at 6:11am

I've been "Peggy" and "Betty" in one lifetime.

Comment by Lorraine Duffy Merkl on March 30, 2015 at 8:03am

Because Volunteering is work too:

Comment by Adrienne Ross Scanlan on March 3, 2015 at 3:52pm

The Blue Lyra Review's spring issue is now up - - you can see it at

Enjoy the sunshine with the Blue Lyra Review’s spring issue -

Shewriters are have an open invitation to submit essays and/or poetry (sorry, no fiction).

Comment by Marilyn Bousquin on October 2, 2014 at 12:38pm

This week's article at Writing Women's Lives is all about crafting your narrator's emotional truth. It's also about breasts. And, yes, those two topics are more related than you might think! "Crafting Your Narrator's Emotional Truth: A Look at Nora Ephron's ...

Comment by Marilyn Bousquin on September 3, 2014 at 10:11am

Do you ever think about how much more you know now than you knew then? This week's blog article at Writing Women's Lives is all about the reflective voice in memoir and personal narrative, and why it matters. You can read it here.

Comment by Lorraine Duffy Merkl on July 28, 2014 at 1:41pm

Before you move to NYC, read this:


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