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 —
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 —
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 —
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 —
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 —
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 —
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 —
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 —
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 —
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 —
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 —
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 —
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 —
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 —
's book, A Skeptic's Guide To Writers' Houses
will be released in October.
'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 —
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 —
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 —
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 —
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 —
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.
Added by Deborah Siegel on June 23, 2010 at 5:01am —