"Juanita, oh how I know what you're saying and feeling, been there so many times and then I get myself out of there and actually become a writer! Then I lose it again and am back to where you are now. It takes courage and discipline to be a…"
"Julie, what a wonderful, insightful piece you wrote, highly inspirational and great advice to all of us. I have a day job as a transition and life coach, which is also as rewarding as my writing as it gives me great pleasure to see people change to…"
"Thank you! Here is the title of Frida's cookbook. It's at Amazon in hardcover.
Frida's Fiestas: Recipes and Reminiscences of Life with Frida Kahlo [Hardcover] Marie-Pierre Colle (Author), Guadalupe Rivera (Author)
"Hi Juanita, Christmas is not actually my favorite holiday or time of the year anymore either. Once it was, when my husband was alive and my children were small. Perhaps it had more meaning then. But I find it has become way too commercial for my…"
"Hi Barbara, I'm a bit older than you and haven't been published. I started writing about 15 years ago and haven't the courage to send anything out yet. Also have just gone through major transitions and starting life anew or all over…"
"My grandmother and I used to watch and play Name that Tune on TV and I won't mention what decade that was, but the show was around for a very long time. What I remember feeling back then was that I could do it! I would know that tune. I would…"
"HI all, just found this group and I think I belong here as I do behave badly, have been told so all my life, just can't help it. ;) But now I do it so with purpose, makes a big difference. Looking forward."
"What a great post, Betsy! We all have prejudices and resistances towards things, especially new things, but some of my friends are such Luddites and adamantly refuse to even explore or are even curious about what is happening in the world around…"
"Pamela, an actor does not perform to an empty theatre. A painter does not hide his paintings in closets for no one to see. A writer may write for the sheer love of writing and exploring his subject matter or theme, to express herself, or for…"
"A blog is a funny thing, it can't be all things to all people. You have to know, as you mentioned, who your reader is, or what audience you're trying to attract and with what sort of content. All blogs are content driven, and have to have…"
"First person is just a POV and should not detract from continually having the character share her thoughts, show her in scenes or in action, and her dialogue is critical. It's part of the on-going story. She, I am assume the first person is…"
Cheryl, Belated welcome to the novelist group. If you haven’t done so already, you might introduce yourself by telling us what you’re working on in the “Show Me Your Novel and I’ll Show You Mine” discussion.
We do a live chat at 1 EST on the first Wednesdays of each month, with instructions on how to participate in the "Our Water Cooler" box near the top of the group page. And we save the wall for discussion, but welcome links to helpful blog posts on the “Links to Helpful Blog Posts for Writers” discussion thread and to published books in the “Our Published Novels” one.
I hope you’ll enjoy the group.
Meg Waite Clayton Novelist Group Moderator Author of The Wednesday Sisters (a nationally bestselling writing group novel) and the forthcoming The Wednesday Daughters (Random House/Ballantine)
I want to personally Thank You for joining my group Blooming Late!
When you get in there, make sure to read the special WELCOME TO YOUR GROUP letter on the the main page right above the group comment wall to get you started off on the right foot.
And then we have the "To Kick Things Off" Discussion for introducing yourself and discussing your writing succeses and needs to the group.
Also, remember to check out the main wall often and if you have time, please say hello.
Feel free to poke around, it's your writing home now. We have many Pages and Discussions inside that you will find helpful but most of all we have the warmest group of great women writers from all over the world and I am so happy that you will be among them!
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"Hi everyone, my name is AJ and I have 2 books currently self published with a 3rd on the way to being self published sometime next month. I am currently working on another book that is for a different series that is pushing me to really think. I…"
"April, Literary Change Agent and Author Advocate is a great title. I guess my question would be what do you want to change and what do you think is best for authors? Which approach empowers authors and brings them the readers they want?…"