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The Most Personal Thing I've Ever Published

Posted on April 12, 2015 at 5:30pm 18 Comments

You'd think I'd bared it all: In 2006, I published a book about my wedding, and the rocky, tumultuous and sometimes painful journey I took as a bride. But when my publicist for…

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Writing About Your Life: It Doesn't Have To Be (And Sometimes Shouldn't Be) A Memoir

Posted on March 31, 2015 at 10:00am 19 Comments

Everyone has heard the expression, "Write what you know." The real question is, write what you know...how? For some writers this isn't a difficult question. If you are writing fantasy or historical fiction, you write what you know by drawing from your life experiences with love, loss, and conflict to give your…

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Tell Me Three Things (About Your Book).

Posted on March 17, 2015 at 5:30am 37 Comments

In the first post I wrote for my author website blog, I decided to tell readers three things about three of the main themes in my book; first a quote from the book itself, then two more things on the same subject that are more general, link-tastic fun. (If you want to check out the format I used for…

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Five Tips On How To Ask People For S*** So They Will Say YES. (And A Giveaway! Say Yes!)

Posted on March 9, 2015 at 11:00am 38 Comments

Even as I was typing the subject line for this post, I was wondering if I was qualified to write it. I thought about calling it "Five Tips On How To Ask People For S***...From Someone With A Moderate Success Rate." But asking people for things is like batting in the major leagues:…

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Wishful Thinking, Coming April 2014!

I hope you will check it out -- you can read chapter one NOW (and preorder) at kamywicoff.com. 

Profile Information

Who I am:
Founder of SheWrites.com and SheWrites Press, novelist, nonfiction author, divorced mother of two. From Texas, living in Brooklyn, passionate supporter of women writers and the girls of GirlsWriteNow.org.
Connect with me online! My site, blog, or Twitter handle are:
kamywicoff.com, @kwicoff, @shewritesdotcom, https://www.facebook.com/KamyWicoff
Books I've written, anthologies I've contributed to, and any scripts or plays I've authored:
Wishful Thinking (A Novel)
I Do But I Don't: Why The Way We Marry Matters
About Face: Women Writers Write About What They See When They Look in The Mirror
Media outlets that I currently write for:
None
My writing is:
Nonfiction, Memoir
Outlets where I review books, TV, or film:
No
Services I offer to other writers:
shewritespress.com
I'm part of these writers' groups or salons:
Yes, co-founder, along with Nancy K. Miller, of the New York Salon of Women Writers
I found out about She Writes from:
Myself!

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At 6:42am on March 13, 2015, Cate Warren said…

Welcome to In Praise of Literature, Kamy!

Post when you have the time--no pressure--but especially when you find a book that you think everyone needs to read (particularly if it comes from one of our She Writes sisters or brothers!), links to tasty reviews or blogs about books, or something that was helpful in the research stage--really anything about literature goes! This group is all-included, so everyone can play! 

I'm new to this moderator game, and only 8 months into the world of social networking, so I'm bound to overlook something or make a faux pas--please feel free to give me a nudge if there's something I can do to make the group better, or whatever you might think of that I've missed. Most important, have fun!

Also, many, many thanks for bringing a whack of folks with you to this group! That ask really paid off!

May you have the greatest luck on this new journey with Wishful Thinking!

Cheers,

CW 

At 10:37am on February 23, 2015, Yvette Heyliger said…

Hi, Kamy: I posted about Patricia Arquette's Oscar speech last night calling for wage equity!  Woo Hoo!  Yvette

At 6:52am on February 8, 2015, Yvette Heyliger said…

Thanks for the friend request, Kamy!  How old are your kids?  My grandson is four.  To me, he is like a new book being written.  I had two daughters and boys are a whole new world!  My girls would sit and color, play with their dolls, be quite in the library...  He is like a little tornado, ripping and running and karate-chopping!  But I love this "new book" that is being written before my eyes. He is a joy; a handful, but a joy and I love him so.

At 2:29pm on January 27, 2015, Christine Keleny said…

That's wonderful. It sounds like a good program.

Christine

At 12:19pm on January 27, 2015, Jo Ivester said…

Sure thing, Kamy.  It sounds like a wonderful program.  We have something similar in Austin called Badgerdog for high schoolers and Badgerpup for elementary school kids.  It's not targeting girls, but kids from at-risk homes.  Very inspiring to hear their stories.

It's great that you're involved with them.  I'm sure you're making a difference.
Regards,
Jo
At 9:00am on December 30, 2014, Susan Brandt said…

Thanks for the invite. Your blog is really a welcome addition to my writing universe.

At 3:33pm on July 16, 2014, Louise Canfield said…

Love it when someone else understands why I NEED all those books!

At 6:30pm on November 23, 2013, Jenni Ogden said…

Very thought-provoking post and exactly what I needed to read! The hardback/paperback thing is very crazy; I had to insist in my contract that my psychology trade book was NOT first published as a hardback, because as it would also be used by university students, as a hardback it would be ridiculously expensive. My previous text is only bought in hardback by libraries; everyone else always buys the paperback. So of course this is even truer for most fiction. Congratulations on getting a traditional deal for your novel and even more so for doing your pros and cons and deciding on the She Writes Press path! (Imagine if you had decided to go with the big publisher; what would that have signaled to all we She Writes press hopefuls!)

At 8:09pm on November 13, 2013, Valerie Bonham Moon said…

Thanks so much for the reply, Kamy.  Keep up the good work.  :)

At 6:58pm on November 12, 2013, Kandie Dfw said…

39 books.  Okay, you officially have me beat.  I thought I came out with a lot.  Now I just shop quarterly for select paperbacks from my favorite authors, but try to "work the kindle".  LOL

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