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Shirley Smith Franklin shared Bella Mahaya Carter's blog post on Facebook
Jun 12
Shirley Smith Franklin commented on the blog post '[What's Next?] Getting Organized'
"I capture the recyclable paper (good for drafts), postits and miscellaneously jotted notes for journals and eight other major (ongoing or intended) projects in a bank of ten drawers (big enough for 8x10's but only a couple inches deep) on a…"
May 22
Shirley Smith Franklin commented on the blog post 'From Self-Published to Published: A Highlight Reel'
"Oh, I know about Mount Everest!  I am thirty-plus years into writing a play that developed from a writing assignment which, when published, bore no resemblance to my efforts.  After nursing the hurt for a few years, I realized that not…"
Mar 7, 2013
Shirley Smith Franklin replied to the discussion 'In Six Words: What I Wish I'd Known When I Started'
"Writing through to end: incredibly hard."
Nov 20, 2012
Shirley Smith Franklin replied to the discussion 'What have you written this week?' in the group Procrastinators Write Eventually
"I have embarked on a project to write a letter to each of the (okay, well, maybe the MAIN) characters in my lone, long-simmering, much-revised play.  Deciding who 'writes' the letter provides an added challenge...who is it that knows,…"
Oct 25, 2012
Shirley Smith Franklin joined a group

Procrastinators Write Eventually

"When duty calls me, I'm preparedAs though our goals were aimed and shared.I draw my breath in, shoulders straight,And quietly procrastinate. (Alison W. Birch)See More
Oct 25, 2012
Shirley Smith Franklin posted a status
"Please visit my blog at Common words, common thoughts. The first, archived, entry explains the name."
Oct 23, 2012
Shirley Smith Franklin commented on the blog post 'Butt In Chair. Book In Hiding.'
"OH, everybody's comments are so good...truly, there are endless ways to get going again...the point is not to just sit there, but DO something!"
Sep 25, 2012
Shirley Smith Franklin commented on the blog post 'Butt In Chair. Book In Hiding.'
"I eat.  'Works better when the edibles are nutritious--fruit, veggies, high fiber snacks, lowfat cheese, and of course DARK CHOCOLATE, tea.  I call one of my 'team.' Friends who know my writing woes and work, and encourage…"
Sep 25, 2012
Shirley Smith Franklin liked Kamy Wicoff's blog post Butt In Chair. Book In Hiding.
Sep 25, 2012
Shirley Smith Franklin replied to the discussion 'In Six Words: "What I Do With Feedback"'
"I consider, and use what fits."
Sep 25, 2012
Lynn Fisher liked Shirley Smith Franklin's profile
Apr 25, 2012
Shirley Smith Franklin is now a member of She Writes
Apr 15, 2012

Profile Information

Who I am:
Lifelong writer, occasionally published.
Graduate of Gustavus Adolphus College in English,Music.
MSci Early Childhood Education from Bank Street College, New York City.
Fulbright Scholar, teacher, and frequent visitor to India.
Wife, mother, teacher, singer, writer, finally getting serious about publishing, in 'retirement,'with poetry, blog, stage play, extensive correspondence, gathering memoir, articles.
Connect with me online! My site, blog, or Twitter handle are:
Books I've written, anthologies I've contributed to, and any scripts or plays I've authored:
My poetry appears in two MINNESOTA WRITING PROJECT Anthologies,Through Women's Eyes, Dust and Fire, Finnish American Reporter, Minnesota Parent, and has won several prizes from League of Minnesota Poets. REMEMBER, a stage play is nearing completion: stay tuned!
My writing is:
Nonfiction, Poetry, Memoir, Plays, Blog Posts
Outlets where I review books, TV, or film:
(have done - National Council of Social Studies Teachers magazine, Augsburg Publishing House Newsletter)
Services I offer to other writers:
I'm part of these writers' groups or salons:
Northwoods Writers, Rice Creek Writers, First Lutheran Writers, League of Minnesota Poets
My professional associations:
The Loft, She Writes, Banfill Locke Center for the Arts. League of Minnesota Poets, Toastmasters
I found out about She Writes from:
Lynn Fisher's blog

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At 4:10am on April 16, 2012, Jill Starishevsky said…

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


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