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Publishing First-Time Fiction Over Forty: I Did It, And You Can, Too.

Posted on August 18, 2015 at 7:33am 0 Comments

SheKnows.com recently asked me to write about being a debut fiction writer over forty -- a distinction that puts me in good company, as Randy Susan Meyers pointed out…

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Why We Need She Writes Press. (Just The Facts, Ma'am.)

Posted on August 6, 2015 at 2:00pm 25 Comments

I had coffee recently with a woman who founded a literary organization. I'd been looking forward to it for a while: two writerly founders, getting together, talking shop. We had an enjoyable round of getting-to-know-you, and then she asked me, with a look of only faintly concealed, puzzled disdain, why…

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How Long Is The Life Of A Book?

Posted on July 13, 2015 at 10:05am 12 Comments

I am on the mailing list for She Writes Press author Kelly Kittel, and on May 17th of this year I got a newsletter with the heading, "Breathe is One!" It was a wonderful celebration of Kelly's first year as an author (…

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If She Writes Has Meant Something To You, Please Support Me Today.

Posted on June 28, 2015 at 5:30pm 27 Comments

Dear She Writers,

Six years ago today, June 29th, Deborah Siegel and I opened the virtual doors of this community, She Writes. Our vision was simple: in the rapidly changing, head-spinningly complex world of publishing, writers--and women writers in particular--needed a place to come together to share…

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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:
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 9:16am on August 16, 2015, Charlene Diane Jones said…

You are entirely welcome! 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!

At 6:01am on August 15, 2015, Cate Warren said…

Kamy, you are so very welcome!

I believe in telling people the truth, and not swallowing compliments as so many people do. I stop strangers in the grocery store to tell them I like an item of clothing, or their hair, especially their shoes, and they're always delighted--who doesn't love a heartfelt compliment? I think we all need them now and then to counter the pervasive negativity in our news and daily life (people are so angry these days). Waiting till someone is dead to say nice things does nothing for the deceased, so say it now, right when you think of it. You earned my remark by being you, good woman, so keep rockin' it. You talk the talk, and walk the walk, and lead by example with your positivity and all-inclusiveness. These are powerful antidotes to the trend of trolling and bullying and taking our personal misery out on others, and are one of the ways we'll turn the tide toward a nurturing, supportive, and maybe even peaceful society.

Many thanks for your inspiring example (hope I didn't slobber all over you there, but it's the truth).

Have a wonderful day!

CW

At 5:20pm on June 29, 2015, Leza Lowitz said…

Congratulations! Love the cover and the content!

At 12:15pm on May 6, 2015, Suzanne Shaw said…

Here I am on She Writes. Not surprising, in the wake of such an inspirational evening. I'll be following Wishful Thinking's progress, and of course liking, favoriting, and retweeting the posts and tweets that I see.

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.

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