Eileen Obser
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Eileen Obser commented on the blog post 'Where Are We in Relation to the Last Scene? Tracking Time in Memoir'
"Very helpful advice for all memoirists and for those of us who also teach and edit memoirists. I'll be passing it along, Brooke."
May 3
Eileen Obser liked Brooke Warner's blog post Where Are We in Relation to the Last Scene? Tracking Time in Memoir
May 3
Eileen Obser commented on the blog post 'What I Do While Waiting on Responses From Agents & Publishers'
"This is great, Ashley. I just finished a novel, and it's off to my first two readers/editors. The query letters will start soon. I've been through the process you describe, with my first book, a memoir, and now I'll keep your words…"
Mar 27
Eileen Obser liked Ashley Earley's blog post What I Do While Waiting on Responses From Agents & Publishers
Mar 27
Eileen Obser commented on the blog post '8 Tips for Taking Care of Yourself while Writing Painful Memories'
"Very well said -- all of it. I've been running memoir writing workshops for over 20 years, and there have been a few times -- thankfully not more than that -- when new memoirists went a bit farther than they could handle. It can happen to any…"
Jun 18, 2015
Eileen Obser liked Bella Mahaya Carter's blog post 8 Tips for Taking Care of Yourself while Writing Painful Memories
Jun 18, 2015
Eileen Obser liked Ellen Cassedy's blog post [TIPS OF THE TRADE]: Lessons from an Overcoat: Reuse, Recycle
Mar 24, 2015
Eileen Obser commented on the blog post 'Grammergency #8: When Two Words Are Better Than One'
"As a writer, teacher and editor --- I'm happy for any and all postings on good grammar. Especially in our go-go-go world. Hey, should that really be hyphenated?"
Mar 24, 2015
Eileen Obser liked Annie Tucker's blog post Grammergency #8: When Two Words Are Better Than One
Mar 24, 2015
Eileen Obser commented on the blog post 'WHY YOU GOT THAT REJECTION LETTER'
"Yeah, Sunny!  Good to see you here.  Great advice here from an insider, as Daphne put it.  You always reach out to help writers and I'm so glad to know you."
Nov 8, 2012
Eileen Obser left a comment for Sunny Frazier
"Hi Sunny,   I've been on She Writes for awhile.  Now you and I are friends on the site!    "
Aug 2, 2012
Eileen Obser commented on the blog post '"What I Did On My Weekend": Building Character'
"I love Maine, Kendra, and last visited in September -- Boothbay Harbor, Camden, and places in between.  I envy you the special beauty of the state and really enjoyed reading o your hiking adentures.  Lovely photos and yes, a good character…"
May 18, 2012
Eileen Obser liked Kendra Bonnett's blog post "What I Did On My Weekend": Building Character
May 18, 2012
Eileen Obser commented on the blog post 'Just say no to random capitalization!'
"Thanks for this, Maria.  I'm going to share it with some of my creative wriing students and with some ESL students in one of my classes. Very concise and easy to use for teaching!   Eileen"
Nov 8, 2011
Eileen Obser posted a status
"Am entering the fiction contest and am glad for the opportunity for all of us. Good luck, everyone!"
Aug 16, 2011
Eileen Obser joined a group

"We Love New Novelists!" Contest

A group for entrants to She Writes' first-ever "We Love New Novelists!" contest.
Aug 15, 2011

Profile Information

Who I am:
I am a writer, editor, and teacher of creative writing (for 17 years). I run writing workshops in fiction, nonfiction, and memoir, for men and women 20ish through 85ish.
I have an MFA in Writing and Literature from Stony Brook University Southampton. I was tutored by Jules Feiffer, Roger Rosenblatt, Ursula Hegi, Robert Reeves, Lou Ann Walker, and other fine writers and remain involved with the University.

My website, which includes bio info, some published work, and a newsletter is www.eileenobser.com.
Books I've written, anthologies I've contributed to, and any scripts or plays I've authored:
I'm actively marketing a memoir at this time, trying to find an agent and/or publisher.
I have written plays and screenplays, and two of my one-act plays are under consideration by The Naked Stage (see below).
Media outlets that I currently write for:
My writing is:
Nonfiction, Memoir, Plays
Outlets where I review books, TV, or film:
I have reviewed books, but am not doing so now.
Services I offer to other writers:
I am a freelance editor and am currently editing two novels - one a family story, based on real events, written by a retired English professor, and the other a mystery, written by a retired homicide dectective. I am also editing other writers' work - by former students or by referral.
I'm part of these writers' groups or salons:
RAW (Read as Written) a writer's group for MFAers - current and graduates of the Stony Brook Southampton MFA program.
My professional associations:
RAW (see above)
The Naked Stage, theater group at John Drew Theater, East Hampton, NY
Poets & Writers
Artists & Writers of East Hampton (AWEH)
PEN International
I found out about She Writes from:
Wanda St. Hilaire

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At 10:39am on June 13, 2011, Meg Waite Clayton said…
Eileen, Belated welcome to She Writes. I hope you're enjoying the site!

Meg Waite Clayton
Moderator, Novelist Group
Bestselling Author of The Four Ms. Bradwells and The Wednesday Sisters
At 2:00pm on May 4, 2011, Janet Lee Berg said…
I'll follow you anywhere, Eileen . . . you're a determined woman and writer!


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