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At 6:34am on September 30, 2014, Theresa Nash said…

Hello. I just joined SW and am feeling my way around the site.

I wanted to let you know that my book - Il Molo - is available free on Kindle (Amazon US and UK) from 1 - 5 October 2014. Hope you have a chance to get a copy. And enjoy! 

At 3:47pm on September 23, 2014, Melanie Bishop said…

Amanda G., I reposted that on my SheWrites page. So excited about the Kickstarter for Vela, whose mission is in alignment with that of SheWrites--supporting Women Writers.

At 3:00pm on September 23, 2014, Amanda Giracca said…

Hello SheWrites Community! I'm an editor at Vela Magazine--an online publication of creative nonfiction and longform journalism written by women.

We started three years ago to address the gender byline gap by providing a space for women writers. We've just launched our first Kickstarter campaign, and we're hoping to raise $25,000 by the end of September so that we can start paying our writers. I'd love your help in spreading the word to your own writing communities, on social media, etc.

Vela has had essays mentioned as notables in the Best American series, has been featured on Longform.org, mentioned on the New Yorker Blog and in Vanity Fair, among other accolades. Not only is this for a good cause--bringing more women writers to the publishing world--but it's chock full of fantastic rewards from donating. Nab a subscription to Scratch or The Atavist, get a copy of a signed book, receive writing and manuscript advice, get a week at a writing retreat, and much much more. Here's the link to the campaign: https://www.kickstarter.com/projects/594960667/vela-magazine-nonfiction-written-by-women

Thank you so much for your support in paying women writers, and for helping spreading the word!

--Amanda Giracca

At 8:19am on September 18, 2014, Stella Mpisi said…

This is a photograph of my beloved mother back in 1988/9. For this#ThrowbackThursday, I have written a poem in her honour entitled "The Voice I Once Adored". For all of those who have ever lost a loved one, this poem is for. You can read it on my bloghttp://stellampisi.blogspot.com/2014/09/the-voice-i-once-adored.html 

AN EXTRACT:
"All I have are some old photographs which I appreciate for I have no choice
But if I could choose just one more thing, I’d choose to remember your voice"

At 6:33pm on September 14, 2014, Tonia Derkos said…

Hi everyone--I am working on a memoir and excited that my memoir workshop will be starting soon.  I have a wonderful professor that is a wonderful support to me both personally and professionally.  I have taken a break in my writing since going through medical issues.  I am having a hard time getting back in the groove.  Any suggestions would be greatly appreciated.  Looking forward to the group!  Tonia Derkos

At 1:10pm on September 13, 2014, Anna Redsand said…

Last week I started sending a query, sample chapters, complete ms--whatever agents and publishers are asking for--of my YA speculative novel, Too Soon the Thunder. I got a request for sample pages from an agent 3 days after sending my query! Fingers crossed!

At 9:44am on September 12, 2014, Ginny Taylor said…

Hi there! I just launched a new website devoted to empowering women with a history of sexual abuse to embrace courage and their dreams.

womenofwondercircle.com

Women of Wonder is a safe space for women to discover healing through yoga and journaling while finding resources and inspiration. I'd love your thoughts! And if you would share with those whom you think would benefit! Thank you!

At 8:03pm on September 10, 2014, Loraine Van Tuyl said…

I'm excited to join this community of prolific writers! . . as well as the pubslush community, a crowdfunder especially for books. It's a great place to post a behind-the-scenes interview about your book and a sample chapter, and rally supporters, fans, and pre-orders before your actual campaign.

Check out my page to get an idea how this innovative approach can serve you:

www.amazonwisdomkeeper.pubslush.com

At 12:41pm on September 6, 2014, Lauren Yormack said…

Hi!! Just wrote my first blog post evah! personal story/humor/serious/cautionary tale

http://www.shewrites.com/profiles/blogs/there-and-back-again-a-psyc...

I know it's long, I know. I know the grammar isn't perfect, does that get trumped with the "personal voice" argument?  I so so new to this, can not stress that enough, just learning what an RSS feed is as of today and still don't get it, haha. I am hoping to be able to reach out to this group for some help/advice about where I can submit humor writing or personal stories etc. The only sites I have been able to brainstorm are XO Jane, Salon, The Hairpin, Jezebel, The Awl. But I think I would have to reformat the post for each site? Not even sure which sites write their own stuff versus just pull stuff from the internet, that has been hard to figure out sometimes. 

Would LOVE LOVE and appreciate any advice you may have on where to submit, how to submit, etc etc etc. Or on anything really! If you read the post and have feedback about it I would love that too. Kind of want to workshop it here before I try sending it out and about you know?

THANKS SO MUCH for any info you may want to share : ) 

Lauren 

At 12:12pm on September 4, 2014, Jeni Chappelle said…

I just updated my website and blog at www.jenichappelle.com. I'm super excited! To celebrate, I'm giving a free 10-page writing critique to anyone who signs up for email updates (just for the month of September). Come over, check out my new design, and let me know what you think!

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Member News January 2011

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The paperback version of Diane Zahler's middle-grade children's novel The Thirteenth Princess was released by Harper Collins on January 4.

 

Jenn Kennedy's first book, Success by Design: Revealing Profiles of California Architects has been released.

 

Chasing…

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Amazon Breakthrough Novel, Oprah's Book Pick, London Book Festival First Prize, and More! (Member News Year Ending December 31, 2010)

Posted on January 5, 2011 at 7:07am 5 Comments

Congratulations to EVERYONE!  We are a very impressive bunch:

 

Ericka Clay placed as a quarter-finalist for Amazon's 2010 Breakthrough Novel Award. She also recently published a book of short stories and poetry called D is for Dysfunctional.…

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Member News Week Ending December 4, 2010

Posted on December 4, 2010 at 11:58pm 0 Comments

Vivienne Diane Neal is featured on the Author Spotlight on A Book Inside.



The Bravo Dome, a 55 word story by Jane Hammons was published by Pulp Metal Magazine.



Amy Yelin's essay Once Upon a… Continue

Member News Week Ending November 27, 2010

Posted on November 29, 2010 at 6:02am 1 Comment

Marianne Schnall's new book, Daring to Be Ourselves: Influential Women Share Insights on Courage, Happiness, and Finding Your Own Voice is now available.



Elena Schwolsky's essay Searching for Pina in Havana is included in the anthology Storied Dishes: What Our Family Recipes Tell… Continue

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Theresa Nash left a comment for Member News
"Hello. I just joined SW and am feeling my way around the site. I wanted to let you know that my book - Il Molo - is available free on Kindle (Amazon US and UK) from 1 - 5 October 2014. Hope you have a chance to get a copy. And enjoy! "
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Melanie Bishop left a comment for Member News
"Amanda G., I reposted that on my SheWrites page. So excited about the Kickstarter for Vela, whose mission is in alignment with that of SheWrites--supporting Women Writers. "
Sep 23
Amanda Giracca left a comment for Member News
"Hello SheWrites Community! I'm an editor at Vela Magazine--an online publication of creative nonfiction and longform journalism written by women. We started three years ago to address the gender byline gap by providing a space for women…"
Sep 23
Stella Mpisi left a comment for Member News
"This is a photograph of my beloved mother back in 1988/9. For this#ThrowbackThursday, I have written a poem in her honour entitled "The Voice I Once Adored". For all of those who have ever lost a loved one, this poem is for. You can read…"
Sep 18
Tonia Derkos left a comment for Member News
"Hi everyone--I am working on a memoir and excited that my memoir workshop will be starting soon.  I have a wonderful professor that is a wonderful support to me both personally and professionally.  I have taken a break in my writing since…"
Sep 14
Anna Redsand left a comment for Member News
"Last week I started sending a query, sample chapters, complete ms--whatever agents and publishers are asking for--of my YA speculative novel, Too Soon the Thunder. I got a request for sample pages from an agent 3 days after sending my query!…"
Sep 13
Ginny Taylor left a comment for Member News
"Hi there! I just launched a new website devoted to empowering women with a history of sexual abuse to embrace courage and their dreams. womenofwondercircle.com Women of Wonder is a safe space for women to discover healing through yoga and journaling…"
Sep 12
Loraine Van Tuyl left a comment for Member News
"I'm excited to join this community of prolific writers! . . as well as the pubslush community, a crowdfunder especially for books. It's a great place to post a behind-the-scenes interview about your book and a sample chapter, and…"
Sep 10
Jeni Chappelle left a comment for Member News
"I just updated my website and blog at www.jenichappelle.com. I'm super excited! To celebrate, I'm giving a free 10-page writing critique to anyone who signs up for email updates (just for the month of September). Come over, check out my…"
Sep 4
Amy Hellman left a comment for Member News
"I just put up my blog, poetry, and writing spot at http://whisperingwindstalkingminds.com . You will find writings, musings, essays, and poetry. Feel free to explore and comment. Click on the "Poetry Talking" link on the main…"
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"My latest piece, "End funding disparity for mental, physical illnesses" was published in the San Francisco Chronicle two weeks ago -- their cover story for the Sunday INSIGHT section. Here's the link. http://tinyurl.com/lxdxpql / The…"
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Caralyn Davis left a comment for Member News
"My new essay “A Damn Fine Female Body Part” has been published here at The Doctor TJ Eckleburg Review. For just a few minutes of your time, you get to learn my strong opinion of certain curse words and good vs. bad sexual…"
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"I'm thrilled to announce that my new merman romance Siren Song is now available from Satin Romance: Unceremoniously dumped by her longtime boyfriend in the middle of Port Emerald Beach, Jasmin takes comfort in the sound of a beautiful…"
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Kristen Harnisch left a comment for Member News
"My debut historical novel, The Vintner's Daughter, is on sale now everywhere in the U.S. (She Writes Press) and Canada (HarperCollins CA)! The story chronicles Sara Thibault's struggle to reclaim her family's nineteenth-century…"
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"My story "The Cure for What Ails You" is just out in the summer issue of The Missouri Review. "
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"The PBS documentary "The Amish: Shunned" that aired on American Experience in February has been nominated for an Emmy Award for "exceptional merit in documentary filmmaking." The American Experience film "JFK" has also…"
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Sherrie Fernandez-Williams left a comment for Member News
"My memoir, Soft will be available September 1.  Please feel free to visit my website to learn more about me and my book.  www.sherriefernandez-williams.com "
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"My memoir has recently been published by Shebooks:http://www.shebooks.net/book/ebook/birth-mother/9781940838601#.U9gMD1Z163Y"
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"Check out Behold the Beauty, my newest release from Satin Romance!  It's a reverse Beauty and the Beast, with the man as the…"
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Mel Ryane left a comment for Member News
"It took a long time and then, it happened, a publishing contract for my memoir. I am not famous. No one dies. There are no issues of abuse or addiction. "Memoir is the low-hanging fruit," I was told by an editor. And yet, TEACHING WILL:…"
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