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Five Things I Learned About Writing in 2014

Posted on December 18, 2014 at 11:21am 0 Comments

1) Revision! Revision! (Sing to the tune of "Tradition" from Fiddler on the Roof.) In December of 2013, my dear friend and editor of many years Amy Fox gave me notes on a manuscript I thought only needed polishing. As it turns out, it needed to be cut by 25,000 words. I cried, I denied, and then, over the first two months of…

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It's 3AM. Do You Know Where Your Blurbs Are?

Posted on December 4, 2014 at 10:30am 23 Comments

I woke up this morning at 3AM, and the moment my brain achieved consciousness, I thought, "Blurbs!" and then I thought, "Readings!" and then I thought, "Reviews!" and then I thought, "I'm doing everything wrong and nobody is ever going to read this book and even though it's only December 4th and my book…

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Imagine A World Where These Girls' Stories Went Untold. (I Don't Want To.)

Posted on December 2, 2014 at 11:00am 0 Comments

As many of you know, I have long been an ardent supporter of the NYC nonprofit Girls Write Now. (I just stepped down as board chair, after a two-and-a-half-year term, this summer.) Girls Write Now pairs high-need, high-ability girls from all five boroughs with professional women writers as their mentors, and the results are stunning. Girls who are up against every -ism you can think of--classism,…

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The Blank Screen: If You Don't Have Anything to Blog About, Should You Blog Anyway?

Posted on November 18, 2014 at 1:00pm 7 Comments

There is the blank page. We all know about that one. The void all intrepid writers face when we are about to begin a full-length writing project, the intimidating primordial blankness which, at the start, appears as insurmountable and pitiless as The Wall in Game of Thrones. Then there is the blank screen, which,…

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Who I am:
kamywicoff.com, @kwicoff, @shewritesdotcom
Books I've written, anthologies I've contributed to, and any scripts or plays I've authored:
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:
I have founded She Reads/She Writes in order to offer my services as an editor, entrepreneur and salonniere to fellow women writers fighting the good fight and making art against all odds. Hopefully this site will help to improve the odds. If only slightly.
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

WHAT I'M READING NOW

I don't know where to start -- the books I bought yesterday at Barnes and Noble -- all 39 of them.

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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

At 6:57pm on November 12, 2013, Kandie Dfw said…

Thanks so much for the friendship request Kamy.  I'm honored, and look forward to learning more from you and supporting your work!  Have a blessed evening!

At 4:44pm on November 12, 2013, Amber Hawkins said…

Thanks so much for the invite.

I really am looking forward to being part of the 'She writes' community, I believe that I will learn a lot here also.

At 5:22pm on October 29, 2013, S.C. Rhyne said…

Thanks for welcome!

At 4:58pm on October 29, 2013, Betsy Graziani Fasbinder said…

Seems funny to welcome you, Kamy...but oh well...I'll do it.  Welcome to SWP AUTHORS!

At 7:15am on October 23, 2013, Ann Ormsby said…

Kamy -

Wow! Congratulations on having so many options!! Self-publish, She Writes or a traditional pub.  That's a dream come true!!  How do I apply to the She Writes Independent Press?

Thanks.  Ann

At 1:04pm on September 17, 2013, Jennifer L Myers said…

Hi Kamy! Thank you! I created a First Giving page here but I haven't donated or raised any $ yet! 

Jennifer

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Five Things I Learned About Writing in 2014

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