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Five Reasons She Writes Is The Place Every Writer Should Call Home

Posted on March 8, 2016 at 11:30am 5 Comments

Why should you make She Writes your online writerly home? As the founder of She Writes and as a woman who spends a lot of her time with writers and in the world of publishing, I have seen a lot of online offerings for writers. Here are five things that set She Writes apart from the rest. 

1) Community. Most websites for writers provide information and tips, but have not created a community where you can get to know other…


Need An Author Platform? Use Ours!

Posted on February 5, 2016 at 8:00am 3 Comments

We've all heard it: authors need platform. This word was new to the authorial lexicon in the mid-aughts, when my vision for She Writes was just coming into focus, but I knew that it meant trouble for writers. How could authors, whose true job (and true nature) is to devote themselves to their writing, possibly write AND put in the endless energy and time needed to create online "followings" sufficient to impress…


Last Chance To Give To The Girls!

Posted on December 30, 2015 at 12:04pm 1 Comment

Imagine if, in high school, you had had a mentor working with you every week on your writing, thoughtfully reading your words, providing feedback and encouragement, and supporting you on on your journey as a writer through high school to college and beyond.

How life-changing would it have been for you?

Now imagine you are a girl of color in one of New York City's five boroughs, living in a low-income neighborhood, attending an underfunded, overcrowded school, and facing…


The Blank Page: 3 Tips for Starting Something New

Posted on September 29, 2015 at 3:07pm 5 Comments

My first novel, Wishful Thinking, came out in late April, but as any of you who have published books traditionally know, that…


Wishful Thinking, my first novel!

I hope you will check it out -- you can read chapter one NOW 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:
My writing is:
Nonfiction, Memoir
Outlets where I review books, TV, or film:
Services I offer to other writers:
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:

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At 12:47pm on April 2, 2016, Karin de Jager said…

Thank you so much for establishing this website. What you give returns to you and you and the other foundation members of SW provide so much by way of support, encouragement, inspiration all I can say is Thank You!

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At 9:36am on January 20, 2016, omaira mora said…

Hi Kamy,

Please accept my apologies for my short-sighted statement. You are the founder of She Writes.



At 4:28pm on January 17, 2016, omaira mora said…

Hi Kamy, 

First, let me congratulate you and all the other founders for having created an avenue where not only professionals, newcomers, and beginners writers have the opportunity to share or/and discuss relevant writing ideas, get advice or receive advice but also enjoy a platform of support, encouragement, and inspiration for all. Likewise, I want to thank you for your warmly welcome to SW.  I do appreciate it deeply.





At 7:35am on December 31, 2015, Irene Kessler said…

Hi Kamy,

Do you have mentors for the girls in Florida and do you have info on the program and how it works?

Thanks and please reply to bocairene@comcast.net

At 7:33am on December 31, 2015, Irene Kessler said…

Hi Kamy,

Do you have mentors for the girls in FL and is there info about the program and how it works?


IreneHi Kamy,

Do you have mentors for the girls in FL and is there info about the program and how it works?


IreneHi Kamy,

Do you have mentors for the girls in FL and is there info about the program and how it works?



At 1:36pm on December 16, 2015, Kate Whouley said…

Thanks for the welcome, Kamy. Brooke was wonderful, and I think you have gained several new members as a result of her visit.  Hope you have wonderful holidays!

At 10:05am on December 1, 2015, Marianna Cacciatore said…

Hi Kamy,

Thanks for the gracious welcome. I'd be happy to write something, complete my profile, etc. but it won't be immediate. I'm on a writing deadline but will get to this as soon as I'm free. Again, thank you so much for your kindness. I'm looking forward to the webinar later in the week. I am registered. 


Marianna Cacciatore

At 5:06am on November 9, 2015, Carol Hollenbeck said…

just wondering, since i am new to this site, which i think is terrific, however this

morning i did get an email which i would not further open, as it was suspect to

me as a scam from a man,,,and i didn't think men are on this site, so just wanted

to let you know and ask if i did the right thing, i did not open the email from

the man with a weird name to even find out what he wrote,he claimed he got

my info from this site,,, this is not critical, just wondering since i m new at this.


At 11:48am on October 15, 2015, B. Lynn Goodwin said…

Hmmm. This works for me. I sent you the links privately, and I hope you get through this time.You click on "Hooked on Books," didn't you? 

At 6:27pm on October 13, 2015, B. Lynn Goodwin said…

Kamy, I'm not sure where to put this. When you offered a B&N giveaway of Wishful Thinking I took advantage of it. It was thoroughly entertaining and absorbing, and I posted a review of it on Writer Advice at http://www.writeradvice.com. Click on Hooked on Books.

Take a look and put the word out if you'd like to. Thanks for sharing your book. 


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