Essay Writing

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What is an essay?

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Comment by Carol Clouse on July 11, 2014 at 1:15pm

CALL FOR ENTRIES! Women's true nature stories for WIN-Women in Nature book series, on... Food, Adventure, Children, Healing, and MORE!  For more info go to:

Women in Nature


Comment by Lucille Joyner on July 11, 2014 at 11:33am

Carol, check your link. You click on it and it goes nowhere.

Comment by Marilyn Bousquin on July 9, 2014 at 3:04pm

This week's blog article at Writing Women's Lives? Showing up for your writing is no different than showing up for someone you love, except instead of paying attention to someone else, you turn your attention inward and listen to your Self. Read "Writing Memoir: The Fine Art of Listening to Your Self" here.

Comment by Lorraine Duffy Merkl on June 4, 2014 at 4:23am

In need of summer reads:

Comment by Adrienne Ross Scanlan on May 21, 2014 at 2:31pm

The Blue Lyra Review is hosting The Living Earth Creative Nonfiction Prize, to be judged by Sharman Apt Russell, author of Standing in the Light: My Life as a Pantheist and Diary of a Citizen Scientist.  Essays can be 5,000 words maximum and must be about nature. Prize is $100, and entry fees are $9 per entry ($15 includes purchase of the Blue Lyra Review’s 2014 anthology).


The contest is open for submissions May 1 – June 30. Full guidelines and submittable link are at:

Comment by Lorraine Duffy Merkl on May 15, 2014 at 7:27am
Comment by Marilyn Bousquin on May 14, 2014 at 11:24am

My latest blog article about the importance of trusting your voice in writing and in life at Writing Women's Lives. Enjoy! Marilyn

Comment by Lorraine Duffy Merkl on April 8, 2014 at 9:15am

Revenge of the Stay At Home Mother

Comment by Marilyn Bousquin on March 31, 2014 at 6:40am

I recently participated in a writing process blog tour that proved incredibly enlightening. How much we can learn about ourselves from our writing process! What's your process? You can read about mine here.

Comment by Lorraine Duffy Merkl on March 26, 2014 at 4:07pm

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