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Liz Shaw replied to the discussion 'What did you blog about today?' in the group Bloggers: Let's Make It Work!
"The 8/31 Carnival of #Creativity is posted http://wp.me/p1DkEX-1Mv #writingtips #amwriting #visualarts #amblogging #journaling #visualprompt Arm Wrestling http://bit.ly/Z3sCfA #writingprompt"
19 hours ago
Liz Shaw replied to the discussion 'What did you blog about today?' in the group Bloggers: Let's Make It Work!
"Denial is a force in our lives http://bit.ly/1qQa4pw #writingprompt"
yesterday
Liz Shaw replied to the discussion 'What did you blog about today?' in the group Bloggers: Let's Make It Work!
"Word of the week - bamboozle http://bit.ly/1C9Y6zT #writingprompt Playing Around with #Stress http://bit.ly/1lzXvCE #copingskills #reallife"
Friday
Liz Shaw replied to the discussion 'What did you blog about today?' in the group Bloggers: Let's Make It Work!
"The USPS Remote Encoding Center http://bit.ly/1vpUaJx #writingprompt"
Thursday
Liz Shaw replied to the discussion 'What did you blog about today?' in the group Bloggers: Let's Make It Work!
"Auspicious sitings http://bit.ly/1tJK17B #writingprompt"
Wednesday
Liz Shaw replied to the discussion 'What did you blog about today?' in the group Bloggers: Let's Make It Work!
"Opposites attract http://bit.ly/1nxDFmA #writingprompt"
Tuesday
Liz Shaw replied to the discussion 'What did you blog about today?' in the group Bloggers: Let's Make It Work!
"We are caregivers http://bit.ly/1qGiorX #writingprompt"
Aug 25
Liz Shaw replied to the discussion 'What did you blog about today?' in the group Bloggers: Let's Make It Work!
"#visualprompt Wheels http://bit.ly/1lqhS5m #writingprompt ~~~ The 8/24 Carnival of #Creativity is posted http://wp.me/p1DkEX-1M9 #writingtips #amwriting #visualarts #amblogging #journaling"
Aug 24
Liz Shaw replied to the discussion 'What did you blog about today?' in the group Bloggers: Let's Make It Work!
"First line of the week - Russ Bickerstaff http://bit.ly/1sfLPTA #writingprompt"
Aug 23
Liz Shaw replied to the discussion 'What did you blog about today?' in the group Bloggers: Let's Make It Work!
"Word of the week - Erudite http://bit.ly/1oYrwww #writingprompt"
Aug 22
Liz Shaw replied to the discussion 'What did you blog about today?' in the group Bloggers: Let's Make It Work!
"Prophecy http://bit.ly/1phOwG5 #writingprompt"
Aug 21
Liz Shaw replied to the discussion 'What did you blog about today?' in the group Bloggers: Let's Make It Work!
"The Pratfall Effect http://bit.ly/1mlwcqr #writingprompt"
Aug 20
Liz Shaw replied to the discussion 'What did you blog about today?' in the group Bloggers: Let's Make It Work!
"Landline http://bit.ly/1tdok0f #writingprompt"
Aug 19
Liz Shaw replied to the discussion 'What did you blog about today?' in the group Bloggers: Let's Make It Work!
"Entitlement http://bit.ly/1w0RF1t #writingprompt "
Aug 18
Liz Shaw replied to the discussion 'What did you blog about today?' in the group Bloggers: Let's Make It Work!
"#visualprompt Bubble Bath http://bit.ly/1uIHNI5 #writingprompt ~~~ The 8/17 Carnival of #Creativity is posted http://wp.me/p1DkEX-1LG #writingtips #amwriting #visualarts #amblogging #journaling"
Aug 17
Liz Shaw replied to the discussion 'What did you blog about today?' in the group Bloggers: Let's Make It Work!
"Schoolyard bully http://bit.ly/VutQhC #writingprompt"
Aug 16

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Who I am:
By day, I'm a coordinator for an intensive residential treatment program for delinquent adolescent boys. By night, I'm writing a fantasy novel, giving speeches, supporting other women as a Steven Minister, and spearheading the Distinguished Club program for District 3 Toastmasters.
Connect with me online! My site, blog, or Twitter handle are:
Twitter handle: @writingreader
Blog: http://www.thewritingreader.com/blog
Books I've written, anthologies I've contributed to, and any scripts or plays I've authored:
I've been the medical editor for Exceptional Parent Magazine and edited special projects for them on end stage renal failure, mitochondrial disorders, and durable medical equipment.
Media outlets that I currently write for:
n/a
My writing is:
Fiction, Nonfiction, Blog Posts
Outlets where I review books, TV, or film:
Amazon.com
Services I offer to other writers:
Free writing prompts for fiction writers, free writing, journal writing, and art prompts for visual artists. Visit me at my blog!
I'm part of these writers' groups or salons:
Private writing group in Gilbert, AZ
My professional associations:
Toastmasters International
American Physical Therapy Association
I found out about She Writes from:
Poets & Writers Magazine

Liz Shaw's Blog

Great Speeches aren't Written; They're Rewritten

Posted on August 20, 2012 at 2:44pm 0 Comments

This is my performance at the semifinals of the International Speech Contest in Orlando, Florida last week. If you had seen the speech the first time I gave it in January, you would not even recognize this as the same speech. Edit, get coached, get evaluated, rewrite, practice, repeat. Months of work to create a 7:25 minute speech. I hope you enjoy it.

 

100 Prompts in 100 Days equals a Contest!

Posted on September 18, 2011 at 12:30pm 0 Comments

Wow!

 

My Catahoula Leopard Dogs

 

Gumbo and Chinle - my Catahooligans



 

I had a tiny little idea way back on June 18th. It only took me 3 days to register a domain, set…

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Writing Prompt: Societal Change

Posted on September 17, 2011 at 9:33pm 0 Comments

Day of Rage

The first act of my WIP is all about the overthrow of existing societal structures. In researching what it takes to effect a major change at the societal level, I was surprised to find that the tipping point is so low.…
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At 7:24pm on September 29, 2011, Olga Godim said…

Liz.

I write fantasy and I might be interested in critique-exchange for both short stories and novels. At the moment, I don't have any readers and it shows in the end product. But I don't want to join any other online service. One-on-one - yeah, maybe. Let's try it first. Here is my latest published fantasy story: http://www.sorceroussignals.com/AnswerisYes.html

See if you like it. Because if you don't, you probably wouldn't trust my critique. I wouldn't mind reading something short of yours, before we commit to the novel length.

BTW: I just signed a contract with a publisher for my first novel. A small publisher, with no advance, but I think it's a good start. 

At 11:39am on September 28, 2011, Neve Maslakovic said…
Liz, thanks for the friend request! You mention Scrivener in a post above, I just discovered it last week and am loving it. Great for pulling together all the notes and research that goes along with writing a book. Am working at the moment on inputing everything into it.
At 10:03am on September 23, 2011, Samantha Anastacia said…

Hi Liz! Thanks for adding me as a friend, looking forward to getting to know you!

Samantha

At 1:01pm on September 19, 2011, Samantha Anastacia said…

Hello Liz!

I am sorry I wasn't able to write sooner, I had a wedding Anniversary this weekend and was gone a lot.

I wanted to thank you for joining my group Blooming Late!

I saw your blog and love the latest prompt because my genre of writing choice is paranormal!

Thanks for looking around the group and listing but plesae introduce yourself in our Kicking It off discussion section so that everyone knows you are here!

WE have a wonderful group of women who are a tremendous support, encouragement and inspiration for your writing. 

Glad you are here and WELCOME to the group!

Samantha Stacia

At 11:19am on September 19, 2011, Myne Whitman said…
Sorry about that Liz, I made a mistake. It is myne @ mynewhitman.com. I'll check out the link too.
At 10:26am on September 18, 2011, Myne Whitman said…
Yes, I would. Please contact me at myne @ mynewhitmanwrites.com with more details. Thanks!
At 9:19am on September 18, 2011, Myne Whitman said…
I'm interested in the giveaway you mentioned. Will you accept e-Books? Thanks.
At 3:40pm on September 9, 2011, Jennifer Lauck said…
No, I don't but I will check her out!  I hope you stay in touch, Jennifer Lauck!  Memoir Writing
At 2:12am on September 8, 2011, Jill Starishevsky said…

Welcome to SheWrites. Feel free to reach out if you need anything.

 

Jill Starishevsky

Author, My Body Belongs to Me

http://www.MyBodyBelongstoMe.com

At 3:00pm on August 22, 2011, Meg Waite Clayton said…
Liz, Welcome to the novelist group! You might introduce yourself by telling us what you’re working on in the “Show Me Your Novel and I’ll Show You Mine” discussion if you're not too uncomfortable talking about what you're working on. And we do a live chat every Wednesday; hope you can join us for that!

Meg Waite Clayton
Novelist Group Moderator
Bestselling Author of The Four Ms. Bradwells, The Wednesday Sisters, and The Language of Light, a finalist for Barbara Kingsolver's Bellwether Prize
 
 
 

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