Featured Blog Posts – January 2011 Archive (26)

Five Questions for...Big Girls Don't Cry Author Rebecca Traister

Rebecca Traister, author of Big Girls Don't Cry: The Election that Changed Everything for American Women answers five questions from…


Added by Five Questions on January 31, 2011 at 5:14am — No Comments

The Pink and Blue Diaries: What’s Gender Got to Do with It?


Deborah Siegel thinks in public about the through-lines in her writing and asks, what are the through-lines in YOUR work?


I’ve been thinking a lot about gender of…


Added by The Pink and Blue Diaries on January 28, 2011 at 11:00am — 16 Comments

Literary Miracles: Meet Iranian Author Shahrnush Parsipur

In the debut of the new She Writes column Women in Translation, Jean Casella writes about the obstacles many international women must overcome simply to write--and offers one stunning…


Added by Women in Translation on January 26, 2011 at 10:30am — 6 Comments

Notes from an American Mother in Beijing

Susan Conley's memoir, The Foremost Good Fortune, traces her years as a Western mom in Beijing, where she also contends with breast cancer. It will come out with Knopf on February 8th.


Amy Chua raised the hackles of a whole legion of American moms when she dreamed up the title of her recent incendiary Wall Street Journal essay, “Why Chinese Mothers Are Superior.” She touched…


Added by Susan Conley on January 26, 2011 at 8:00am — 6 Comments

A Letter from Kamy: Exciting News about She Writes

Dear all,


I'm so very happy and pleased to be writing to you today to tell you about some exciting new developments here at She Writes. 


As you know, since our launch on June 29, 2009, we have grown into a thriving community of more than 13,000 women (and men) from around the world.  The diversity…


Added by The Salonniere on January 25, 2011 at 12:02pm — 3 Comments

A Story is Never Just a Story: A Follow-up to a Washington Post article

It is a strange feeling to publish a novel and have it take on a life of its own. The Washington Post ran a story yesterday profiling my novel Wench, a story that explores the complexities of the sexual relationships that existed between slave women and white men.  It mentions the people who have shared their own family histories of such unions in the context of reading the book. I do not know much about my own family's slave history, so I never imagined that such…


Added by Dolen Perkins-Valdez on January 24, 2011 at 10:04am — 4 Comments

Say YES to the Next Writing Project Thing with Me (And 5 Ways to Kick It Off)

Deborah Siegel pauses at the entrance of the writing cave and invites She Writers inside.

I have a confession.  I’m superstitious as a baseball player.  Though I’ve published two of them already, I’m afraid to say “my next book” in public.  The reasons I’m afraid to say this,…


Added by Deborah Siegel on January 21, 2011 at 12:00pm — 14 Comments

13,000th Member Joins She Writes Today!

Yes, it's true.  We are now 13,000 strong!  Here are 2 quick, fun ways to celebrate:


1. Help us welcome our 13,000th member, Saundra Goldman by leaving a comment on her profile…


Added by Deborah Siegel on January 21, 2011 at 8:44am — No Comments

I'm All for Protecting Authors--But for How Long?

Sarah Glazer discovers a lot of great books and movies won’t come out of copyright this year and wonders if a century is too long to protect them.

For some people this New Year’s Day was…


Added by State of the Art on January 20, 2011 at 4:50am — 4 Comments

How to Remap Your Writerly Brain from "Hope" to "Certainty" and Other Tips from the Passion Project Team

Rebecca Rodskog, a change management coach and consultant, continues her journey with …


Added by Passion Project on January 18, 2011 at 10:30am — 9 Comments

Honoring MLK at She Writes

Please use this space to share links, posts, photos, poems, words in honor of Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr.


For starters, check out these words and images posted by fellow She Writers:


Walking in…


Added by Deborah Siegel on January 17, 2011 at 1:00pm — 28 Comments

Five Questions for…Karen Connelly

Karen Connelly, author most recently of the journalistic memoir Burmese Lessons, answers…


Added by Five Questions on January 17, 2011 at 11:30am — 1 Comment

She Writes on Fridays: Words for the Littlest Victim

It's Deborah here and I have a confession to make.  I’ve been turning away, not wanting to look in full view at the tragedy in Tucson, not willing to truly let it all in.  I’ve been preoccupied with “other things.”  But after yesterday’s funeral for the youngest victim, Christina Taylor Green, that’s no…


Added by She Writes Fridays on January 14, 2011 at 6:00am — 20 Comments

More Words for Gabby

Deborah Siegel shares more responses by women writers around the web to the shooting in Arizona.…


Added by She Writes Fridays on January 14, 2011 at 6:00am — No Comments

Editors' Picks: She Writers on Arizona Shooting, and Haiti One Year Later

In this week's highlights from the Community Blog, She Writers focus on the tragic events of our shared world. Please add words, quotes, poems--also posts, links, videos, photos--of hope and healing in comments or at your SW blog.


Added by Deborah Siegel on January 13, 2011 at 10:30am — 19 Comments


I am sure you have heard the news that one publisher is altering the Mark Twain Huckleberry Finn-- by removing the racial epithet "nigger" and replacing it with "slave."  I think the move is good-hearted, but wrong-headed. 


The editors of NewSouth say it's an effort to help Huckleberry Finn,…


Added by Tayari Jones on January 11, 2011 at 10:05am — 63 Comments

Five Questions for...Sally Koslow

This week, former McCalls' editor-in-chief-turned-novelist Sally Koslow (With Friends like These) answers…

Added by Five Questions on January 10, 2011 at 8:30am — 6 Comments

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