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Comment by Kelley Harrell on October 6, 2014 at 5:10am
Will you help me with a click? I'm rallying an elemental display of power for my book, "Teen Spirit Guide to Modern Shamanism," and all you have to do is click to support it through your Twitter, Facebook, or Tumblr. When I get 100 supporters, on 15 October, Thunderclap will push out a mass campaign that will reach thousands of readers, including those on your friends list.
And I will send you soul cookies.
No seriously, I will.
Thank you so much! Here's the link to show your support:
Comment by Tania Pryputniewicz on October 2, 2014 at 1:45pm

Wrote poems while raising the 3 kids over the last 7 years; so very thrilled to say my first poetry book comes out November 1. I'm celebrating by putting up poetry prompts based on the iconic women who inspired the poems that make up 2/3 of November Butterfly. Yesterday's prompts were for Marilyn Monroe (no girl sets out to die). Today...Sylvia Plath: Sylvia is it words or sleep you miss? up at Transformative Blogging. Join me this month to write.

Comment by Marilyn Bousquin on October 2, 2014 at 12:41pm

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 Brenda Moguez on September 30, 2014 at 1:47pm

10 Steps to Becoming A Damn Good Writer http://wp.me/p1qBNk-13S

Ever stop and think about what it takes to be a damn good writer? I am sure there are more than ten steps, but it’s start and list worth building. 

Comment by Lorraine Duffy Merkl on September 29, 2014 at 3:57pm

Job Change: From Stay-at-Home-Mother to Stay-at-Home-Daugher

http://www.newyorkfamily.com/farewell-stay-home-mother/

Comment by Frances Brown on September 26, 2014 at 1:05pm

Hi All! New member here. Mother of three, including a set of twin boys (yikes!). But they're all grown up now, and I'm enjoying the wonderful experience of being Grandma. 

I write women's fiction and nonfiction. My memoir, Maternal Threads, is all about the mother-daughter experience. Coming soon from High Hill Press.

Interested in getting to know all of you! 

Comment by Tania Pryputniewicz on September 23, 2014 at 9:25am

When is it Appropriate to Share Your Writing with Your Children? She Writer Ashley Grill (thanks so much Ashley) wrote up a guest post for us at Mother Writer Mentor based on the conversation started here--drop her a comment on the blog if you have time today...

Comment by Eva Lesko Natiello on September 21, 2014 at 2:37pm

Much is being said these days about Amazon and its role in publishing: here's another take:

The Other Side of Amazon: How my Self-Published Thriller got downlo...

Comment by Tania Pryputniewicz on September 16, 2014 at 7:05pm

@Rhonda, thanks for the support--preparing the family is the new plan...and that's additionally an interesting point--about potential emotional tempests in response to negative reviews...ongoing opportunity to grow, I guess--right? Such a different process: the quiet creation of the work, vs. the public sharing where others get to chime in. I wish us all luck and grace with that part of the journey as it unfolds. Thanks for thinking about it with me.

Comment by RYCJ on September 16, 2014 at 2:47pm

@Tania, 

Glad you loved my post. Your post, and comment below is something writers must think about. In general most books, or any book for that matter, no matter how delicately the work is worded, will evoke different emotions in readers. This is what books do, so preparing your family is a reasonable step.

FYI. I still think about that one author whose family, fans and spouse sort of lost it when they met with some 'negative' reader reactions.

 

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