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Laurie Kahn liked Deborah Siegel's blog post Free to Be...and Free to Write...in Chicago!
Dec 13, 2012
Laurie Kahn commented on the blog post 'The Delicate Balance between Advance Publicity and Giving Away Too Much Too Early'
"Thanks Brooke. "
Dec 10, 2012
Laurie Kahn commented on the blog post 'In Praise of University Presses: How They Work, What They Publish, and Why You Might Consider Them'
"very useful as a writer of creative non fiction. Thank you . Encouragement and possibilites are so welcomed"
Jan 15, 2012
Laurie Kahn commented on the group 'Query Critique'
"I also think private matters."
May 23, 2011
Laurie Kahn commented on the group 'Query Critique'
"Sarah....wonderful blog post today.She is enchanting and fun."
May 7, 2011
Sarah Pinneo replied to the discussion 'Hope I am not exploiting your good natures..one more draft for feedback' in the group Query Critique
"I know!  It looked wrong to me for the longest time."
May 1, 2011
MiMi Atkins replied to the discussion 'Hope I am not exploiting your good natures..one more draft for feedback' in the group Query Critique
"Thanks, Sarah. I am glad to know that. It makes sense in that it calls attention to the title but the teacher in me will cringe to tamper with the rules of the English language."
May 1, 2011
Sarah Pinneo replied to the discussion 'Hope I am not exploiting your good natures..one more draft for feedback' in the group Query Critique
"Weirdly, book titles belong in ALL CAPS in a query.  Strange but true."
May 1, 2011
Laurie Kahn replied to the discussion 'Hope I am not exploiting your good natures..one more draft for feedback' in the group Query Critique
"thanks...... helpful"
May 1, 2011
MiMi Atkins replied to the discussion 'Hope I am not exploiting your good natures..one more draft for feedback' in the group Query Critique
"Laurie, I am an English teacher and college instructor. With the agents I have queried they seek to see the writer's passion for writing and their confidence in what they write and that is evident in your query. I'd like to suggest from a…"
May 1, 2011
Laurie Kahn replied to the discussion 'Query POV' in the group Query Critique
"I have written my query letter from both third person and first to see which worked better. I found that very helpful to do."
Apr 26, 2011
Laurie Kahn replied to the discussion 'Hope I am not exploiting your good natures..one more draft for feedback' in the group Query Critique
"Thanks Candy for the encouragement. I am getting closer .  I am also honing my list of agents to target."
Apr 26, 2011
Candy Fite replied to the discussion 'Hope I am not exploiting your good natures..one more draft for feedback' in the group Query Critique
"Now, there's a beginning that hooked me! Good job, Laurie:)) If I were you, I'd take Sarah's well-thought suggestions and run with this baby. Don't change anything else. Just add a bit of what she's challenging you to…"
Apr 26, 2011
Miranda C. Spencer left a comment for Laurie Kahn
"Yikes! Sorry it took me so long to accept the friend request...I thought it would come to my inbox at home rather than here.  I seem to remember you...didn't you used to date a guy we both knew or something, and write profiles? hmmmm :-)"
Apr 25, 2011
Sarah Pinneo replied to the discussion 'Hope I am not exploiting your good natures..one more draft for feedback' in the group Query Critique
"I love the new direction of the lead.  But as a layperson, when I read the 2nd sentence I thought: really?  why don't they? Can you try to answer that question? Also, instead of using psychotherapist in the third sentence, try…"
Apr 25, 2011
Laurie Kahn added a discussion to the group Query Critique
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Hope I am not exploiting your good natures..one more draft for feedback

 Poets don’t hesitate to speak of love. Psychotherapists, on the other hand, seldom whisper the word. The themes and stories in LOVE OUTSOURCED evolved from my 30 years as a psychotherapist. At the center of Love Outsourced is the radical yet obvious notion of child abuse as a traumatic experience of love. This viewpoint changes everything. It demands that love be central in the discourse about therapy, central in how we come to understand the complex relationships we forge with our…See More
Apr 25, 2011

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Who I am:
womencarecounseling.com

http://womencarecounseling.com/laurie-kahn.htm
Books I've written, anthologies I've contributed to, and any scripts or plays I've authored:
anthologies;
Other Voices edited by Norbert Blei
From Here to There,points on the Circle of Life
Book in progress....
My writing is:
Nonfiction, Memoir
Outlets where I review books, TV, or film:
reveiw books for journals about Trauma
Services I offer to other writers:
no
My professional associations:
Goucher University MFA Creative Nonfiction

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therapist writers

Posted on March 18, 2010 at 11:39am 1 Comment

I have extensively read writers who are therapists, it is a spotty genre, with many holes and several bright spots. I am interesting in connecting with others who are writers and take the craft seriously and are also therapists.
Anyone?

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At 6:59pm on April 25, 2011, Miranda C. Spencer said…
Yikes! Sorry it took me so long to accept the friend request...I thought it would come to my inbox at home rather than here.  I seem to remember you...didn't you used to date a guy we both knew or something, and write profiles? hmmmm :-)
At 12:00pm on April 17, 2011, Sarah Pinneo said…

Welcome to Query Critique, Laurie!

Sarah (moderator)

At 1:57pm on April 3, 2010, Julie Jeffs said…
Hi Laurie,

Welcome to the Bloggers Let’s Make it Work group! So glad you are here. Please visit the discussion New Members Visit Here First, tell us about your blog so we can list it on the members blog index.

I hope you will find, as I did, a great sense of community, loads of information and resources, and an incredible amount of talent.

Jump in on ongoing discussions or start one if there is an issue you would like to discuss.

Let me know if you have any questions.

Look forward to reading your posts.

Warm regards,
Julie Jeffs
Beginning a Life at 50
http://juliejeffs.blogspot.com
At 2:46pm on March 18, 2010, The Motivator said…
Hi Laurie,
This doesn't seem like a necessarily bad thing. Did you have more of a question to add to it? Interesting life you have, either way!
 
 
 

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