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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!

At 12:17pm on August 24, 2014, Amy Hellman said…

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 page for a list of poems posted. 

Enjoy!

A. Hellman

At 10:09am on August 21, 2014, Amy Yannello said…

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 subject matter is complicated, but important to understand, especially in light of our nation's move to the Affordable Care Act.

The question we must ask ourselves: Would we accept this situation if it were happening to our loved ones with heart disease or diabetes? I think the answer would have to be a resounding "no." -- AY

At 11:57am on August 14, 2014, Caralyn Davis said…

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 objectification, as well as enjoy a small case study on my personal objectification of the actor Norman Reedus aka Daryl Dixon on “The Walking Dead.” This essay is part of the ongoing Cunt Reclamation Project.

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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

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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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"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…"
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"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!…"
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"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…"
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"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…"
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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…"
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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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Amy Yannello left a comment for Member News
"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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"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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"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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"I'm thrilled to announce that I have a story in the ME House anthology Lovers; the indie press erotic book that now sits at no. 2 on the large print romance bestseller list at Amazon.Com!  Woohoo!:)  To check out this special book,…"
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"My new book, Fields of Exile, is now out! The first novel about anti-Israelism on campus, it has received much praise, including from Phyllis Chesler, Alice Shalvi, Ann Birstein, and Nava Semel. http://bit.ly/1qw3SFA"
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