June 2009 Blog Posts (6)

Take-aways from NY salon about Social Media and Writers!

Last night we packed the house (Nancy's house) for the 26th meeting of the New York Salon of Women Writers. The subject was Social Media: Love It Or Hate It, What Does It Mean For Writers? (I have gone from being a hater to being an unabashed lover, especially watching the membership of this site skyrocket over the last twenty-four hours, 218 and counting as of this second!) It was an amazing evening featuring three expert… Continue

Added by Kamy Wicoff on June 30, 2009 at 7:30pm — 2 Comments

Writing in a different head

I'm a screenwriter as well as a novelist.



OK, nothing has been produced YET (notice the caps. I am determined) but I have had four of my novels optioned for screen (Madonna was considering one of my novels as her directorial debut for three whole days before she zipped off on tour), I got as far as principal photography with one script before the director ran off with the producer, and I've won some prizes. Right now, while waiting for my novel to come out, I'm writing a script for… Continue

Added by Caroline Leavitt on June 30, 2009 at 8:30am — 2 Comments

From Nancy...

Kamy and I met in the fall of 2003, when we were both living in London. We met as memoir writers in a sea of biographers at Diane Middlebrook’s newly formed London Salon. I was on sabbatical, composing “Out of Breath,” a memoir of my twenties in Paris, when I was trying desperately to find Jean-Paul Belmondo. Kamy was working on I Do But I Don’t, her memoir about modern marriage and feminism. When we found ourselves back in New York the following fall, we decided to take our collaboration in a… Continue

Added by Nancy K. Miller on June 29, 2009 at 11:35am — 2 Comments

Remembering D...

(THIS POST FIRST APPEARED WITHIN WEEK ONE OF THE LAUNCH OF SHE WRITES...I wanted to re-run it because she is truly our muse, and if you don't know who she is, you should.)

Diane Middlebrook first blazed (oh did she blaze!) into my life when I was nineteen. We were not friends then, not yet. She…

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Added by Kamy Wicoff on June 26, 2009 at 12:00pm — 14 Comments

From Deborah...

Friends don't let friends write alone. That's been my motto ever since becoming a writer. I would never have finished my dissertation, never have started my first book, never have finished my second without the support of female friends--who happened to be writers themselves--sitting across from me in Starbucks or wherever, keeping me company mind, body, and soul.



So when…

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Added by Deborah Siegel on June 26, 2009 at 10:30am — 1 Comment

From Kamy...

SHE WRITES is a new online community dedicated to providing women writers with support, services, encouragement, literary news, and writerly-food-for-thought as they struggle to succeed and to make art in a chaotic and exhausting marketplace. (Here at SHE WRITES we will argue that it is also an exciting, dynamic new marketplace, full of possibility, and do everything possible to help our members thrive within it.) This community began simply but powerfully, as a literary salon in London…

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Added by Kamy Wicoff on June 24, 2009 at 2:00pm — 3 Comments

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