Here is what you might have missed around She Writes this past week
Added by Sarah Pinneo on January 22, 2012…
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Last September Dwight Garner published an essay in the New York Times Sunday Magazine where he grouses about certain authors (Jeffrey Eugenides, Jonathan Franzen, Donna Tartt, Michael Chabon, et al.) who, in his view, go “too long” between books.
Here he’s complaining about not enough books when imho far too many books are being written and…Continue
What electrifies me? You! I have been utterly, deeply inspired and moved by the response to my book giveaway. Thank you, everyone, for sharing your passions, for sharing what makes you tick as writers and women, for giving me windows into your lives, into your fiery, electric hearts. I so loved reading about how you are inspired by truth, by connection, by food, by the body, by nature, by…Continue
It is January again, and if I ever tested my own hypothesis, I would find, I'm sure, that my productivity graph (writing-wise) reaches its nadir at this time each year. Perhaps it is the task of writing the inescapable Christmas letter that looms over the entire months of November and December. Or the Advent Devotional that does the same thing for October and November. Perhaps it is all the communication that accompanies the season: eggnog parties and cookie parties and tree-trimming…Continue
Added by Mary McElveen on January 31, 2012 at 1:25pm — No Comments
Yes, I've moved my blog to christinechristman.wordpress.com. You can find me there at "My Literary Playground". I'll still be sending tweets and posting new messages in my later activity.
Added by Christine Christman on January 31, 2012 at 12:42pm — No Comments
i got sick of all these websites online that wanted women to comment about their hair or about celebrities like steven spielberg's wife or tom hank's wife. i pushed my computer away and thought to myself how i felt my most comfortable when i was around other people, listening to them talk, but doing stuff on my own. i always tensed up around people, needed to perform, asked…Continue
Added by Tracy Elizabeth on January 31, 2012 at 11:56am — No Comments
The Adventures of a Query Queen
By Sarah Pinneo
Today it is finally true. After years of work, two manuscripts, and who knows how many queries, my novel hits bookstore shelves, published by Plume, an imprint of Penguin USA.
Julia's Child is a Cinderella story about a mom who wants very much to see…Continue
Hello everyone. My name is Collene Anderson. I just wanted to post a welcome to everyone on SheWrites.com. I am here to learn and grow and expand my horizons of what it means to be a writer. I am a humble beginner in world of literature. I am currently in my second semester of a Creative Writing course at Miami Dade College. My professor, Michael Hettich is an exquisite writer and poet. He is a large part of the inspiration I've felt to explore my capabilities in the craft. I am very much…Continue
Added by Collene Anderson on January 31, 2012 at 9:20am — No Comments
A smart way to get the word out about your book is to position yourself as an expert in a particular subject. You can write a regular blog, contribute articles to magazines and websites, speak at events, and even make yourself available to the press to help with their stories.
However, when I suggest this approach to authors I'm often surprised at the response, which is usually something…Continue
Added by Maria Murnane on January 31, 2012 at 9:00am — No Comments
Today's new poem is "Graphing Love's Course":
Added by Maureen E. Doallas on January 31, 2012 at 7:15am — No Comments
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The first ever writing retreat I attended was in 2002. I’d been married for five years, had a poetry chapbook published the previous year, my husband was applying for business school, and we had just broached the subject of having kids once he had earned his MBA.
At the retreat, I had the opportunity to speak with one of the organizers, Christina Daub, about being a writing parent. While Tina was not the first poet I’d ever met who had to juggle writing with parenting, she is…Continue
Did you ever wonder if God plays favorites? Have you looked around at others' lives and the blessings they've received and felt forgotten?If so, follow this link to my vlog on the subject and get some answers!
Added by Renee Ann Smith on January 31, 2012 at 3:02am — No Comments
she sits counting,
looking at each note
edge to edge
and does the crossword
in the feathers hotel.
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When I do interviews or visit with book clubs, people often ask how I could write about an elderly woman in The Silence of Trees with such authenticity.
Sometimes I answer with a variation of, “She’s certainly inspired by people I’ve known.” This is true, but…
Other times I give the more esoteric (but slightly more honest in my opinion) answer of , “I don’t…Continue
Added by Valya Dudycz Lupescu on January 30, 2012 at 9:56pm — No Comments