Featured Blog Posts – February 2011 Archive (29)

Five Questions for ... Cinderella Ate My Daughter Author Peggy Orenstein

Journalist Peggy Orenstein, author of the recently released New York Times bestselling Cinderella Ate My Daughter, among many other books, answers five questions from…


Added by Elline Lipkin on February 28, 2011 at 10:30pm — 4 Comments

February Wrap Up Tribute to Black History Month

For She Writes


As Black History Month comes to a close in the ever-short four weeks of February, my spirit is fertile from researching and appreciating multiculturalism. Many of us aren’t concerned with gender, race, or nationality. But really, check out mainstream media and politics. The “it” topic is everywhere. As humans, we’re still struggling to transcend limits created by labels. Labels do count, as much as we’d like to assume otherwise.


I just finished…


Added by Sue Rowland on February 27, 2011 at 2:30pm — 5 Comments

Pink and Blue Diaries: The Insanely Busy Woman’s Guide to Sustaining a Writerly Life

Deborah Siegel mashes up YOUR wisdom.

One thing I've long loved about She Writes is the intergenerational breadth of its membership. …


Added by The Pink and Blue Diaries on February 25, 2011 at 5:30am — 40 Comments


I always take time each year to reflect on the true meaning of Black History Month. Martin Luther King Junior paid a monumental price and that is why we can celebrate Black History Month. I am very thankful for that. I often ponder many other things as well, like how far we have come and where we are going. One thing that always leaves me feeling blue is the number of African American youths…


Added by Nicole Weaver on February 24, 2011 at 10:48am — 8 Comments

Social Media’s ‘Unexpected Gifts’: A Poet’s Story

I tell people, the best way to learn about me is through my writing. ~ Maureen Doallas

For today’s guest post, I asked poet Maureen E. Doallas to share her story of the recent publication of her debut book of poetry. Enjoy!

I bought my first computer in 2000…


Added by Ami Mattison on February 24, 2011 at 6:41am — 3 Comments

Around She Writes - week ending February 22, 2011

Wednesday, February 22, 2011

From: Mary Keating, Editorial Analyst


Here is what you might have missed around She Writes this past week ---

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Added by Mary Keating on February 23, 2011 at 6:00am — No Comments

Egyptian Women Write On

As Egypt looks toward a new and liberated future, Jean Casella and Heather Hewett look at some of Egypt’s remarkable women writers.



Added by Women in Translation on February 22, 2011 at 5:00am — 5 Comments

Five Questions with Elisabeth Tova Bailey

Acclaimed literary nonfiction writer Elisabeth Tova Bailey, author of The Sound of a Wild Snail Eating, answers five questions from journalist Paula Kamen, author of Finding Iris Chang:…


Added by Paula Kamen on February 21, 2011 at 12:00am — 6 Comments

Pink and Blue Diaries: 5 Steps Toward a Better Book/Life Fit

Deborah Siegel asks: Is any working woman writer with a family (broadly defined) successfully juggling?  Is it possible?  Is it our…


Added by The Pink and Blue Diaries on February 18, 2011 at 6:00am — 28 Comments

How I'm Reading Now-- on the iPad

Sarah Glazer loves her new iPad for travel but finds it has drawbacks for complex plots.

My new iPad, purchased for a 24-hour flight to New Zealand,…


Added by State of the Art on February 18, 2011 at 2:35am — 5 Comments

Two Southern Ladies Get a Bee in Their Bonnet and Publish a Book

How did a woman from the Deep South who writes stories about her grandma’s china and a woman from Texas who writes books like Messalina, Devourer of Men end up producing an anthology to benefit volunteers working on the Gulf Coast Oil Spill? And by the way we’ve never laid eyes on one another…


Added by Nicky Wheeler-Nicholson on February 17, 2011 at 11:30am — 21 Comments

5 Qs for The Bird House Author Kelly Simmons

Chandra Hoffman, author of Chosen, asks questions of Kelly Simmons, author of the new novel The Bird House (Simon & Schuster). Visit her website at…


Added by Kelly Simmons on February 17, 2011 at 5:00am — 1 Comment

A SUBMISSION MOVEMENT: Send Out One Dozen Submissions This Month


I'd like to start a writerly movement of sorts. I want every woman writer I know to send out ONE DOZEN SUBMISSIONS THIS MONTH. That gives us two weeks to polish up some work and get our writing into editors' hands. Send out twelve poems or stories, or send out one piece a dozen times. If your work gets rejected, so be…


Added by Anna Leahy on February 16, 2011 at 2:00pm — 2 Comments

Around She Writes - February 16, 2011

Here is what you might have missed around She Writes this past week ---


So What's Your 6-Word Memoir on Love & Heartbreak? Are you participating in the…


Added by Mary Keating on February 16, 2011 at 6:00am — 3 Comments

Five Questions for...Sarah MacLean (Valentine's Day Edition!)

Sarah MacLean is a New York-based author of historical romance, including Nine Rules to Break When Romancing a Rake, the recent Ten Ways to Be Adored When Landing a Lord (part of a trilogy) and the young adult novel The Season.…


Added by Five Questions on February 14, 2011 at 5:00am — No Comments

Your 6-Word Memoirs on Love & Heartbreak! + NYC Slam tonight

Today is Valentine's Day.  Whether we adore it, hate it, or could care less about it, stories of love, happiness, heartbreak, loss, ridiculous dates, romantic nights (we could go on) are on our minds. As writers, we want to think, feel, pontificate, share, make meaning...and here on She Writes, connect about…


Added by Julia Barry on February 13, 2011 at 6:30pm — 12 Comments

Member News January 2011

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.




Added by Member News on February 13, 2011 at 5:27pm — No Comments

5 questions for Jean Kilbourne


Added by Claudia Kilbourne Lux on February 11, 2011 at 11:00am — 2 Comments

Pink and Blue Diaries’ Social Media Challenge: 7 Lessons Learned, Mid-Cleanse

Deborah Siegel invites She Writers to report on what's working well, and what's not, during a 7-day collective attempt to re-calibrate…


Added by The Pink and Blue Diaries on February 10, 2011 at 5:30pm — 3 Comments

Around She Writes 2-9-2011

Here is what you might have missed around She Writes this past week ---


So when is  When Is Social Media a Writing Nutrient, and When Is It Doritos? Take the Social Media Cleanse Challenge with Me and Find…


Added by Mary Keating on February 9, 2011 at 6:00am — No Comments

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