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Alonna Shaw liked Brooke Warner's blog post Self-Published Authors Don’t Need a New Term
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Alonna Shaw liked Brooke Warner's blog post Leveling the Playing Field—Why All Book Reviews Should be Pay-for Reviews
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Apr 1
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Mar 24
Alonna Shaw liked Gretchen Crary's blog post What it Takes to Get Great Publicity for Your Self-Published Book
Mar 21
Alonna Shaw liked Laura Diamond's blog post Steal This Idea: How To Publicize Your Books for Mother's Day (It's Not Too Late!)
Mar 21
Alonna Shaw liked Brooke Warner's blog post The Catch-22 of Getting Traditional Published
Mar 21
Alonna Shaw liked Ellen Cassedy's blog post [TIPS OF THE TRADE] Focus on the What: Critiquing with Compassion and Rigor
Mar 21
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"Thanks, Sue. She Writes should be a fun place for us."
Feb 25
Carol Davis Luce left a comment for Alonna Shaw
"Hey Dear Friend, thanks for the invite.  "
Feb 25
Alonna Shaw liked Anne Leigh Parrish's blog post An Excerpt from OUR LOVE COULD LIGHT THE WORLD
Feb 25
Alonna Shaw liked Meghan Ward's blog post [NETWORKING FOR INTROVERTS] Make Friends, Not Followers
Feb 20
Alonna Shaw liked Kamy Wicoff's blog post Kill Your Darlings. All of Them.
Feb 13
Alonna Shaw posted a blog post

Forts! Harkening Back to Childhood for an Atmospheric Office

I am formulating a plan for an organic writing space. In this photo my neighbor's cat made her own fort out of a blanket I was airing in the sunshine.I was an expert fort-builder when I was a kid. Traditional forts were made out of pillows and blankets. If my mom purchased a new appliance, whahoo! then the cardboard box…See More
Feb 12
Michele Zackheim left a comment for Alonna Shaw
"Dear Alonna, I'll be in the Bay Area the last week of February.  If you come to one of my readings, please be so kind as to introduce yourself.  Best.  Michele"
Jan 8

Profile Information

Who I am:
Alonna is a writer and editor living in Northern California. She utilizes her background in theatre, film, television, and appreciation of nature in her work. Storytelling interests include transformative adventures, travel, biography, and social science fiction.
Connect with me online! My site, blog, or Twitter handle are:
http://www.alonnashaw.com/
https://www.facebook.com/AlonnaShaw.writer
http://twitter.com/AlonnaShaw
Books I've written, anthologies I've contributed to, and any scripts or plays I've authored:
Eleven Sundays, a novel
Media outlets that I currently write for:
http://www.alonnashaw.com/
My writing is:
Fiction, Nonfiction, Blog Posts, Screenwriting
Outlets where I review books, TV, or film:
http://goodreads.com/AlonnaShaw
Services I offer to other writers:
critique editing, line editing
I'm part of these writers' groups or salons:
Indie Writers Unite, Indie Authors for Hurricane Sandy Library Recovery
My professional associations:
SAG-AFTRA
I found out about She Writes from:
web browsing

Alonna Shaw's Blog

Forts! Harkening Back to Childhood for an Atmospheric Office

Posted on February 12, 2014 at 5:16pm 0 Comments

I am formulating a plan for an organic writing space. In this photo my neighbor's cat made her own fort out of a blanket I was airing in the sunshine.
I was an expert fort-builder when I was a kid. Traditional forts were made out of pillows and…
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Developing Writer's Identity

Posted on June 27, 2013 at 2:00pm 0 Comments

I wonder how people find their writer's identity. Which isn't just a slick brand, but something innate that fuels their creativity.

In my most recent travel piece I gave myself an identity. Trekker. That's me for sure. Life has been and continues to be an exploration. I'm always…

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My Writer's Bucket List: Travel-Writing Wings On!

Posted on May 11, 2013 at 5:00pm 0 Comments

I'm spreading my writer-ly wings. Here is my first travel writing piece! 

I wonder if I'm the only one who tapes their dreams up on the wall? I have a scrap of paper taped to the wall next to my desk. It's my bucket list for writing. When I was a little kid I wanted to be both a jockey and a photojournalist when I…

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Why Is Writing About Myself So Difficult?

Posted on April 26, 2013 at 10:18am 0 Comments

(Me at my favorite place, an over-water house Bora-Bora, 1999. From the MyDestination.com article.)

Promotion is part of the writer's equation. And I'm just not good at it... never have been. Yes, I was a shy kid, but that can't be an excuse to get out of letting the world know…

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At 8:53pm on February 24, 2014, Carol Davis Luce said…

Hey Dear Friend, thanks for the invite. 

At 7:40pm on January 7, 2014, Michele Zackheim said…

Dear Alonna, I'll be in the Bay Area the last week of February.  If you come to one of my readings, please be so kind as to introduce yourself.  Best.  Michele

At 2:41pm on April 30, 2013, Meg Waite Clayton said…

>"Hi, Meg, Would it be possible to join your SF Bay Area Writers Group? I lived in Marin for over five years, now am in Tahoe (my husband is a skier).

Absolutely. I think that door opens automatically if you just click to join. We don't chat much on site, but we use the group to organize face-to-face gatherings occasionally. Hopefully one in June. A ways from Tahoe, but maybe you need an excuse to come down?

At 8:40pm on December 11, 2012, Betsy Graziani Fasbinder said…

I'd like that, Alonna.  We loved the mountains, but the Bay Area feels like home to me.  

At 2:22pm on December 4, 2012, Betsy Graziani Fasbinder said…

HI Alonna.  I just moved back to the Bay Area from Nevada City.  Spent a lot of time in the Tahoe region.  Perhaps we will cross paths some time.  

At 1:58pm on November 17, 2012, Jill Starishevsky said…

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At 5:19pm on November 11, 2012, Meg Waite Clayton said…

>SheWrites is a fantastic place to connect.

It is indeed.

At 10:35am on November 11, 2012, Meg Waite Clayton said…

Alonna, Just waving hello. If you write book fiction in addition to screen fiction and you’re looking for places to connect here, we’d love to have you join us in the Novelists (Struggling or Not) group.

Hope you enjoy it here, and best of luck with your writing.

Warmly,
Meg Waite Clayton
Moderator, Novelist Group
Bestselling author of four novels, including The Wednesday Sisters (a writing group novel), and the forthcoming The Wednesday Daughters (all Random House/Ballantine)

At 12:54pm on November 6, 2012, Jennifer Lauck said…

Hi and let me be one of the first to welcome you to Shewrites.  This is a terrific site, tons of resources and innovative info.  As my own bonus, you have access to my teaching site and free teachings on memoir.  Just click here and sign up.  No spam, I promise.  Just great teaching tips.  Enjoy!  XO Jennifer

At 10:56am on November 6, 2012, Caitlyn Levin said…

Hello,

 

Welcome to She Writes!  We're excited to have you here.


You can check out the Getting Started section to help you find your way around, or a great way to jump in is to get involved with our Groups and Live Chats.

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