Lisa Solod
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  • Staunton, VA
  • United States
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Lisa Solod posted a blog post

Why Must We Completely Re-Invent Ourselves?

 I am feeling very inadequate.  While I have recently, at the age of 55, moved to a new city and a house, completed a new novel, and said good-bye to my last child as she heads off to college; while I have, in the past six years ended two marriages and started a new relationship, I have not, for example: climbed a mountain, alone, started a cupcake business, left my job and devoted myself to volunteer work.  Nor have I overcome a huge and debilitating illness.  I have not moved to a foreign…See More
Feb 6, 2012
Lisa Solod posted a status
"Just took my daughter to college and planning a huge move myself. http://middleagedfeminist.com/"
Sep 3, 2011
Lisa Solod commented on the blog post 'Writing Is Not A Contest! (No Matter How Much Some Dudes Wish It Were)'
"I like this.  I adore Naipul's writing but thought the comment was ridiculous and unnecessary.... it has made him look silly and egocentric (which he may be).  Just another bit of proof that great writers are not always great people,…"
Jun 6, 2011
Lisa Solod commented on the blog post 'The Moment I Knew...She Writers were winners!'
"I was thrilled to have my story chosen... and for it to have such good ratings.  This is an interesting series.  I hope you all will look at it.  Thanks SheWrites and HuffPo for the prompt."
Apr 13, 2011
Lisa Solod replied to the discussion 'The Moment I Knew (It Was Over)'
"These are all such great (and terrible stories)"
Mar 30, 2011
Lisa Solod replied to the discussion 'The Moment I Knew (It Was Over)'
"The Moment I Knew   I was standing with family and friends in Collioure, France, watching the most spectacular and beautiful fireworks I had ever seen when I knew my marriage was finished.  It was Bastille Day, 2002.  A little less…"
Mar 30, 2011
Lisa Solod commented on the blog post 'Pink and Blue Diaries: When Is Social Media a Writing Nutrient, and When Is It Doritos? Take the Social Media Cleanse Challenge with Me and Find Out!'
"I like it.  I have lately been thinking about what I read and why.  I don't know exactly what constitutes social media, other than twiiter, Facebook and blogs..... But as I do a lot of my news reading online I need to include that,…"
Feb 7, 2011
Lisa Solod replied to the discussion 'Six Word Memoir Contest: "Why I Write"'
"Stories in my head need out!"
Oct 22, 2010
Lisa Solod commented on the blog post 'Say It With Me: DIE Literary Sexism, DIE'
"See my take on this... published in HUffPo the same day as the Picoult/Weiner whine. While I agree that many women writers may not get the acclaim that Franzen and other males do, the cream rises (Atwood, Drabble, Morrison, Strout.... etc. etc. who…"
Sep 6, 2010
Lisa Solod commented on the group 'Essay Writing'
"New short piece for HuffPo on getting tested for Alzheimer's. Thanks. http://www.huffingtonpost.com/lisa-solod-warren/do-i-want-to-know-i-will_b_678806.html"
Aug 11, 2010
Lisa Solod commented on the blog post 'The Great Competition for the Saddest Story Ever Told'
"It continually surprises me that people believe that just because they have led a horrible life they automatically have a book in them. Being a writer is much more than telling a tale of woe. Thanks for sharing this with writers here; I hope it…"
Aug 5, 2010
Christina Brandon commented on the blog post 'I Am Not Content with Giving Content (FOR ALL YOU WRITERS)'
"Thanks for posting this. As a blogger as well as a writer of fiction, you've given me a lot to think about!"
Dec 28, 2009

Profile Information

Who I am:
www.lisasolodwarren.com
Books I've written, anthologies I've contributed to, and any scripts or plays I've authored:
Desire: Women Write About Wanting
DIRT: The Quirks, Habits and Passions of Keeping House
Matzo Balls for Breakfast
France, a Love Story
An Inn Near Kyoto
Media outlets that I currently write for:
Huffington Post,
My writing is:
Fiction, Nonfiction, Memoir, Blog Posts
Outlets where I review books, TV, or film:
yes
Services I offer to other writers:
I am a wonderful editor and was a magazine and newspaper editor for many years. I also edited the anthology Desire.
My professional associations:
PEN, Authors' Guild, AWP

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Why Must We Completely Re-Invent Ourselves?

Posted on February 6, 2012 at 2:31pm 0 Comments

 I am feeling very inadequate.  While I have recently, at the age of 55, moved to a new city and a house, completed a new novel, and said good-bye to my last child as she heads off to college; while I have, in the past six years ended two marriages and started a new relationship, I have not, for example: climbed a mountain, alone, started a cupcake business, left my job and devoted myself to volunteer work.  Nor have I overcome a huge and debilitating illness.  I have not moved to a…

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I Am Not Content with Giving Content (FOR ALL YOU WRITERS)

Posted on December 27, 2009 at 7:53pm 3 Comments

(first appeared on OpenSalon earlier today..... Go and rate it there, too, if you can)



http://open.salon.com/blog/lisa_solod_warren/2009/12/27/im_not_content_with_giving_content





My daughter asks a lot of questions; she wants to know the definitions of words, what things mean she hears on the news, what I think of something on Facebook or You Tube. She needs help… Continue

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