Judith van Praag's Page

Latest Activity

Padmaja Singh left a comment for Judith van Praag
"Oh Judith, you're my guardian angel. I wouldn't even know of all these wonderful resources but for you! The pleasure of meeting you IRL is all ours. Now D is a big fan of Gary and tells everyone of 'Donald Duck Uncle' :)"
Apr 11, 2013
Judith van Praag replied to the discussion 'Preserving and Archiving' in the group Family Diaries and Documents
"Hello everyone, It's been 2.5 years since we were active here. I hope you all are well, and that your projects have been moving along. I'm still working on the project I was working on last time we communicated here, and a lot has…"
Mar 23, 2013
Judith van Praag liked Lisa Rivero's discussion Preserving and Archiving
Mar 23, 2013
Judith van Praag shared Theo Pauline Nestor's blog post on Twitter
Dec 26, 2012
Judith van Praag liked Theo Pauline Nestor's blog post Memoir: The Story of the Transformation of the Self
Dec 26, 2012
Judith van Praag commented on the blog post 'Memoir: The Story of the Transformation of the Self'
"Hooray! Well said, well written Theo Pauline! I remember that article, and my personal critique which came close to yours. While reading I was reminded of a retreat many years ago in the Methow Valley, another at Sleeping Ladies. Taking in your…"
Dec 26, 2012
Judith van Praag shared Meghan Ward's blog post on Facebook
Nov 29, 2012
Judith van Praag liked Meghan Ward's blog post [NETWORKING FOR INTROVERTS] Facebook: Will You Pay To Play?
Nov 29, 2012
Elisabeth Zguta left a comment for Judith van Praag
"Thank you Judith for reading my post - good luck with The Next Big Thing.  Elisabeth"
Sep 13, 2012
Judith van Praag commented on the blog post 'Are You an Idea Hoarder?'
"The future is now. The other day, I answered 10 questions about my book The Next Big Thing. One of the questions relates to your post Regina, for I was confronted with time that had gone by. Which actors did I see in the roles of my main characters?…"
Sep 5, 2012
Judith van Praag posted a status
"Who's taking part in The Next Big Thing?"
Sep 5, 2012
Kim Koning liked Judith van Praag's blog post What Does Woman Want?
Sep 4, 2012
Judith van Praag posted a blog post

The Next Big Thing - Week 10

The Next Big Thing - Week 10Let me start by thanking Zoe Brooks, who tagged me in her blog Zoe Brooks Books and More to take part in The Next Big Thing. Her introduction reminds me of the…See More
Sep 3, 2012
Judith van Praag posted a blog post

What Does Woman Want?

Girlfriends,It's time to show your face IRL, take a shower, grab some clothes and get your butt in gear. Get out, meet another writer in person, face to face, in a coffeehouse, a hotel lounge, a restaurant, at a play, the movies, or for a walk or a bike ride.SheWrites is a great platform, so wonderful, that we're…See More
Aug 31, 2012
Judith van Praag liked Meg Waite Clayton's blog post [1st Books] Heather Barbieri: Not According to Plan
Aug 7, 2012
Judith van Praag posted a status
"Greater Seattle Women Who Write any genre and level Meetup IRL http://ning.it/R3w0Pa"
Aug 5, 2012

Profile Information

Who I am:
Read my bio on my website DutchessAbroad.
Connect with me online! My site, blog, or Twitter handle are:
Greater Seattle Women Who Write Meetup - Umbrella for IRL meetings.... Hope Filled Jars
TwitterDutchessabroad
FaceBook
Judith at Red Room
Google+
Books I've written, anthologies I've contributed to, and any scripts or plays I've authored:
Creative Acts of Healing: after a baby dies, Paseo Press 1999, ISBN 0-9672677-0-6
You can take a look inside the book at Amazon.com
Media outlets that I currently write for:
International Examiner a bi-weekly in Seattle, serving Asian Pacific American and Immigrant communities.

My writing has appeared in Discover Nikkei, European Weekly, P-Patch Post, Pails of Hope, InterfaithFamily.com and the Dutch magazine Ouders.nl
My writing is:
Fiction, Nonfiction, Poetry, Memoir, Plays, Journalism, Blog Posts, Screenwriting, Lit Crit
Outlets where I review books, TV, or film:
International Examiner, my blog (see above), Good Reads
Services I offer to other writers:
Writing from the heart and writing as a creative act of healing
Story analysis and development
Presentation and public speaking coach
Coach author platform creation
I'm part of these writers' groups or salons:
I'm the organizer of Greater Seattle Women Who Write Meetups, occasionally I contribute a story at Mary Anne Moorman's AuntMama's Story Corner in Seattle
My professional associations:
VVOJ (association of research journalists in the Netherlands).
ArtistTrust, Seattle
I found out about She Writes from:
Web

NaNoWriMo Winner + HalloNaNoWeen

Judith van Praag's Blog

What Does Woman Want?

Posted on August 31, 2012 at 6:32am 0 Comments

Girlfriends,

It's time to show your face IRL, take a shower, grab some clothes and get your butt in gear. Get out, meet another writer in person, face to face, in a coffeehouse, a hotel lounge, a restaurant, at a play, the movies, or for a walk or a bike ride.

SheWrites is a great platform,…

Continue

What I Got From Dorothy Allison at the Port Townsend Writers Conference

Posted on April 25, 2012 at 4:32pm 0 Comments

The summer of 1995 my husband dropped me off at camp, leaving me to my own devices far removed from the real world as I knew it. That's how I felt as I waved him goodbye standing in front of the white painted wooden barracks at Fort…
Continue

Guest Post - Trust Your Voice

Posted on January 22, 2012 at 11:29am 0 Comments

We're told to follow our heart, yet to use our head. That sounds like prudent advice and applicable in many situations. But too often rationality mums gut feelings and smothers our true self. Does your heart speak to you? Let its voice be heard.

I'm telling myself the above as an 84,000-word manuscript beckons. This work in process, read…

Continue

Comment Wall (134 comments)

You need to be a member of She Writes to add comments!

Join She Writes

At 9:30pm on February 10, 2013, Padmaja Singh said…

Oh Judith, you're my guardian angel. I wouldn't even know of all these wonderful resources but for you! The pleasure of meeting you IRL is all ours. Now D is a big fan of Gary and tells everyone of 'Donald Duck Uncle' :)

At 5:58pm on September 7, 2012, Elisabeth Zguta said…

Thank you Judith for reading my post - good luck with The Next Big Thing.  Elisabeth

At 10:22pm on July 28, 2012, Kim Koning said…

Hi my Friend :)

Thanks for being my SheWrites buddy again :)

Yeah, I felt I needed to reactivate my she writes profile and the last one was linked to a hacked email so hence the reason for creating this new profile. 

Hope you are well :)

xx

At 3:23pm on May 3, 2012, Ellen Cassedy said…

Judith van Praag tells us that relatives from another wing of her family are about to come out with their version of their family story, while she's still working on hers.  I'm sure we've all been in situations like this in one way or another.  Who knows, maybe their book will create interest in yours.  Can you use the opportunity to let people know about your work?  Positive, positive, and keep at it with your own project. 

At 8:17am on April 10, 2012, Ellen Cassedy said…

Judith -- You ask, "Was finishing hard?"  Letting go of the research phase was the hard part for me: OK, that's IT, no more information coming in, my door is closed!  Even though life was going on, things were happening, history was continuing to be made.  I didn't really feel that in finishing the book I was letting go of the characters -- in fact, the opposite.  I felt they (many of them deceased) were now sitting right at my side, immortalized in the book.

At 8:26pm on March 9, 2012, Carol Hand said…

Hi Judith,

Thank you for the kind words of encouragement! I've been doing a lot of thinking lately about what I want to get out of the energy it will take to write a book. I want to write the fun stuff, I have all kinds of fun and creative novel ideas, but I feel God tugging at me to write with deep purpose. I can write the fun stuff later, but for now... I really feel the Lord's guidance to reach an audience of women that are going through the same kind of things I went through with my husband.

A few weeks ago at church, I saw a teenage girl putting on make-up in the restroom. I thought to myself, "Oh you are beautiful just the way you are." Then I started thinking about my teenage years, and then I started thinking, "If I want to write with purpose, and make an impact, I need to address the teen audience too." The teen years are where the insecurities begin about our bodies, our likeability, a greater desire for acceptance from our peers. Could I be the one? To enlighten a teenager or two to love and accept themselves as they are, maybe make betters decisions than I did, to know that lonely is better than abuse, to know that waiting to meet 'the one that will take your breath away and treat you right' is worth the wait. The wait is where you find yourself, and finding yourself before finding 'the one' will make life more beautiful and satisfying.

Teenagers think they have it all figured out. I know, I was a teenager that thought I had it all figured out. However, I have hope that in reaching out to the young women in this world, they will make choices that will protect their body and mind, and develop healthy attitudes and beliefs about what love is and is not.

Ok, I'll stop rambling. lol Anyhow, I feel I've found more purpose in the last few weeks. It just feels like, "I have to do this!" and it is therapeutic. It feels beyond great to find the purpose.

At 1:10pm on November 4, 2011, Renate Stendhal said…

Hi Judith,

Loved to get a life sign from you, old pal! I have been off the keyboard in She Writes because dear fat Gertie has eaten me alive. You know. The scandal and all... So much to comment on. I will send you a research piece on the whole scandal and its false hysteria. Meanwhile, glad to know you are busy writing. Please come over and get a kick out of my Washington Post cartoon (latest blog)!

Love, R

At 2:42pm on November 2, 2011, Martha Rodriguez said…

Thanks Judith!  Nice to meet you!

 

I'm the luckiest mom in the world!!  My son Joey put the video together and all three of my kids, Joey, Danny & Jacqui (who happen to be the characters in my book) voiced it.  It's always a family affair around here.  If you know of anyone who would be interested in entering my giveaway for a free copy of the book (US only), please pass along the following link to GoodReads. http://bit.ly/n2VRtG  The book is for children 6-9 but some younger and older have enjoyed it as well.

 

Look forward to seeing you here everyday during SheWriMo and beyond!

Martha

 

 

At 1:24pm on October 23, 2011, Michael Ann Riley said…
Thank you so much for your comment, Judith! I did see it. I'm very behind on She Writes, however :(
At 12:37pm on October 20, 2011, Heidi Lee Munson said…
would love to get over and respond on the "why I write", but unfortunately today the insanity that I try to escape from with writing is taking over :) My day job is killing me with deadlines. :(
 
 
 

Latest Activity

V.E. Avance posted a status
"I went ahead with self publishing and have been an idie author for 8 days and have made sales daily. Not as bad as I thought it would be"
18 minutes ago
Michelle commented on the blog post '[TIPS OF THE TRADE] How Many Readers is Enough?'
"Someone who reads it and gives me constructive feedback: what they liked and what areas could be improved on, preferably with recommendations for further reading. (I liked x and y. Your writing could be more concise. Try Raymond Carver.)"
48 minutes ago
Renate Stendhal commented on the blog post 'From the First Self-Publishing Summit to a First Self-Published Book, Part 2'
"Hi Patricia, yes, so true - it was great to get inspired this way and that it worked out! This kind of teamwork really is the best part of the self-pub experience. As for the virtual book party, that was tongue-in-cheek, but I wonder, too: can it be…"
3 hours ago
Profile IconTotsymae and Glo Gray joined a group
Thumbnail

CHARACTERS

No matter what genre your fiction falls into, we all have one thing in common, we have to populate our work with people.  This group is for discussing those characters who add life to our novels.
7 hours ago

Members

Badge

Loading…

© 2014   Created by Kamy Wicoff.

Badges  |  Report an Issue  |  Terms of Service