Featured Blog Posts – June 2010 Archive (45)

SW Birthday Bash in Nashville

We had a fabulous turnout--at the height of the evening--45 attendees!! Many writers in Nashville got to hear about She Writes and the wonderful advantages of being a member of this on-line community. We made the evening into a mix of writers reading from their work and mingling with one another. Midway we read the She Writes Credo, lit a candle on a piece of cake (Death by Chocolate-yum!) and sang happy birthday to She Writes and blew it out.… Continue

Added by Sally Schloss on June 30, 2010 at 7:00pm — 5 Comments

Editors' Picks--Week of June 28

This week's highlights from the Community Blog.

Restrepro--A New Kind of War Movie by Tanya Paperny

But a different approach to war reporting may be necessary in the Korengal Valley, a place where men were in the line of fire four to five… Continue

Added by Editors Picks on June 30, 2010 at 9:00am — 1 Comment

Denver Meet Up

7 women got together to toast to the anniversary of SheWrites.

Lucky Susan won a SheWrites tee!

We made some new friends.

And a couple of us with sweet teeth partook of chocolate (but it was healthy cuz it's vegan)

Added by Carleen on June 30, 2010 at 8:50am — 2 Comments

Austin SheWrites Birthday Meetup

This is a slightly edited version of my post on my writing blog http://dlwebb.wordpress.com

Yesterday, only three of us showed up at a place appropriately called Kick Butt Coffee for the SheWrites birthday meetup in Austin in the middle of a thunderstorm, but it was well worth the effort. Despite the differences in our ages, our occupations and our writing aspirations, we had an amazing… Continue

Added by Densie Webb on June 30, 2010 at 8:30am — 2 Comments

She Writes DC Meet Up's 1st anniversary celebration at Teaism

L-R: Mary L. Tabor, Ananda Leeke, Shawna J. Kenney, and Glen Finland

Happy First Year Anniversary SheWrites.com!

Last night I (http://twitter.com/anandaleeke) sat waiting in Teaism, a woman-owned tea house/cafe, for women writers to join the DC celebration of She… Continue

Added by Ananda Leeke on June 30, 2010 at 8:30am — 1 Comment

Countdown to Publication: Building the Buzz

Hi SheWriters,

So most of you know that the real reason we spend so much time blogging and tweeting and writing about our books before they even come out is to build the buzz. We’re trying to create this frenzy of desire for our particular book, such that people will feel incomplete unless and until they have a copy of the book in their hot little hands. I kind of liken it to (I’m dating myself) the Cabbage Patch Kid craze of the mid-1980s. That’s the kind of excitement I’d like to… Continue

Added by Lori L. Tharps on June 30, 2010 at 8:00am — 3 Comments

SheWrites Meetup

Last night was SUCH a wonderful event! Inspired by the presence of such energy and interest, I talked way too much, but it was so exciting to be in a group of writers who didn't talk all evening about how the publishing industry is dying and about how foolish we all were to expect to make any money( imagine that!) on writing, and about how everything we are trying so hard to say has already been said.

Yes, there is a future to publishing, and money to be made, and there is so much to… Continue

Added by Ann Anderson Evans on June 30, 2010 at 6:42am — 3 Comments

She Writes from the Sea Shore

Happy Birthday from Monterey, She Writes! Our central coast gathering was small but festive, with a picnic lunch, princess cake from Layers Bakery, and a reading of the She Writes credo to an appreciative She Gull audience. Thanks to She Writes for introducing me to the marvelous Siobahn Fallon. Join us next year at Asilomar Beach, all!…


Added by Anne Ylvisaker on June 29, 2010 at 11:32pm — 5 Comments

Philly SW Birthday Bash was a success

Tonight we had the first ever Philadelphia SW meetup. It was a small group with diverse writing interests. The event began with introductions and connections. As the conversation progressed we found that there were ways we could help each other in our business, writing process, strategy and creative approach.

Fairly early on one of the participants asked, "How do you use SheWrites?" It turned out that one participant is new to SheWrites,… Continue

Added by Jessica Keenan Smith on June 29, 2010 at 6:30pm — 9 Comments

The Winner Is...

Mother Writer! would like to say, "Happy 1st Birthday, She Writes!" We've put on our best spangles and stars just for you.

I am nervous right now because I've only just put my daughters down for a nap and I promised to announce the winner to the first ever Mother Writing Contest at 3 pm EST. In order to do that there will be very little preemptive banter on my part, which I'm sure you will appreciate since you are here to find out one… Continue

Added by E Victoria Flynn on June 29, 2010 at 12:00pm — 13 Comments

Books by Women of Color: Separated, and Not Treated Equally, Either. Speak Up, On This, She Writes!

Yesterday, Kamy Wicoff spoke with Carleen Brice, creator of the tongue-in-cheek but eye-opening video, "White Readers,… Continue

Added by The Salonniere on June 29, 2010 at 9:00am — 21 Comments

Hotshot Writers, Editors, Agents at She Writes Radio This Week Honor Our 1-Year Anniversary!

To celebrate She Writes' 1-year anniversary, an amazing group of women has agreed to talk with us on a wide range of subjects each day this week from 1PM to 2PM EST. Join us if you can! Kamy's hosting. The shows will be recorded and archived, so you can listen to them any time after the fact. (Listen to yesterday's below!)

To call in, dial 347-884-9779, or listen on the… Continue

Added by Deborah Siegel on June 29, 2010 at 8:30am — No Comments

Five Questions for...Maia Szalavitz

This week, Annie Paul--a journalist, former senior editor at Psychology Today magazine, author of The Cult of Personality, and the forthcoming Origins: How the Nine Months Before Birth Shape the Rest of Our Lives (Free Press, Sept. 2010)--asks… Continue

Added by Five Questions on June 28, 2010 at 8:21am — 2 Comments

Let's Build Our Summer 2010 She Writes Bookshelf...While It's Still June!

Deborah Siegel calls for your titles.

Every quarter, She Writes updates its bookshelf to feature books being published by She Writers that season.

If you have a Summer 2010 title (a book with a pub date ranging from June 1, 2010 to September 31st, 2010, and please, strictly adhere to those guidelines, as we are only featuring books… Continue

Added by She Writes Fridays on June 25, 2010 at 1:30pm — 3 Comments

Member News Week Ending June 25, 2010

Anne Trubek's book, A Skeptic's Guide To Writers' Houses will be released in October.

Suzanne Frischkorn's new poetry collection, Girl on a Bridge, (MSR, 2010) is reviewed in the current issue of The Pedestal Magazine.…


Added by Member News on June 25, 2010 at 7:30am — No Comments

Oil-Sick? Heartsick? Contribute to an Anthology to Protest BP, the Spill, and the Whole Damn Mess.

Every morning when I take my six-year-old son to school on the subway, we take a look at the New York Times. And for months now, this has meant looking at heartbreaking images of crude-oil covered pelicans, satellite imagery of an entire ecosystem strangled and sodden with oil, and teaching my son… Continue

Added by The Salonniere on June 24, 2010 at 9:43am — 12 Comments

When Amazon's Createspace and DIY Culture Collide

Indie publishers Shawna Kenney (left) and Cara Bruce (right) on why "print on demand" is not a dirty phrase.

Writing is one thing. Publishing is a different animal altogether. Both of us have both been published by major and independent presses, we have separate agent representation for our individual writing projects, but we started our own… Continue

Added by How She Does It on June 24, 2010 at 8:46am — 10 Comments

Countdown to Publication: My PR To Do List

Hi SheWriters,

Today I promised to present my master plan for publicity for my debut novel, Substitute Me. The book comes out on August 24, which gives me just over two months to lay the groundwork for its arrival. Before I start planning however, I have to wrap my mind around what a book launch really is and what it is not. These are lessons learned from my two previous books. For example:

1. August 24 is the day Substitute Me officially becomes available on store… Continue

Added by Lori L. Tharps on June 23, 2010 at 7:47am — 9 Comments

Editors' Picks--Week of June 21

This week's highlights from the Community Blog.

Write to Get Paid by Elissa Bassist

I tell myself I will be a “real writer” when I receive $1.00 for my writing. In exchange for time and effort and vulnerability, I want more than self-satisfaction; I want money. I want… Continue

Added by Editors Picks on June 23, 2010 at 6:00am — 2 Comments

TODAY: Media Messaging for Writers, 1-2pm ET webinar - participate LIVE!

Join me today for a webinar led by our dear friends from the Women's Media Center as they offer a brief yet packed training on how to give the written pieces you have so skillfully developed a life beyond the page. Learn to master effective presentation techniques and develop messages that resonate with an audience in a way that brings your work to life and makes you the go-to source on your issue.

Takeaways… Continue

Added by Deborah Siegel on June 23, 2010 at 5:01am — 12 Comments

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