Provectus: Survival of the Fittest by M.L. Stover
David Mariani is a successful doctor in Beverly Hills. Just as he begins to suspect a big-pharma conspiracy related to a number of his young patients, a mysterious and beautiful woman sweeps into his life, turning it upside down—but then, just as quickly as she appeared, she disappears with her young daughter, and the mild-mannered doctor finds himself pulled…Continue
You have read this (essay, article, rant, post, blog) before: Girls may just wanna have fun, but writers just wanna write. It’s an easy lament to poke holes in, easy as teachers complaining about their jobs (You get summers off! You don’t work all day!!). In the case of writers, we get things like, “You get to work at Starbucks without the apron!” or “I wish I could sit at home all day in my pajamas to do my job.” An author I know recently posted on…Continue
Catching Homelessness: A Nurse's Story of Falling Through The Safety Net, by Josephine Ensign
August 9, 2016
At the beginning of the homelessness epidemic in the 1980s, Josephine Ensign was a young, white, Southern, Christian wife, mother, and nurse running a new medical clinic…Continue
Added by Lauren Wise on July 19, 2016 at 12:30pm — No Comments
Sometimes when people I encounter find out I'm an author, they share with me their own ambitions of writing a book. While some of these individuals go on to reach their goals, in my experience that's usually not the case. I've lost track of how many times an aspiring author has told me that he or she…Continue
The labor process leading up to the November 2016 birth of my nonfiction book is one of the most interesting adventures I’ve ever been on. In April, I spoke at the Writers’ Conference UW-Madison on why I ultimately chose a hybrid press for publication. I thought I’d share that information here with the She Writes community as well.
I was turned down by traditional publishers because my platform isn’t big enough. Even…
Hybrid concepts are all the rage in book publishing. She Writes Press is a hybrid press. There are hybrid authors (authors who publish traditionally and nontraditionally); hybrid publishing arrangements (where publishers and authors split costs and royalties in ways that work outside the traditional paradigm); and hybrid books (which cross or blend genres).
After two years and two novels published, I'd like to share my top tips for new authors, with the hope that my experiences will save you time and minimize stress! Feel free to comment and/or add your thoughts!
Good editorial advice is precious. The editorial process can be long and painful, but a good editor will skillfully fine-tune your story so it resonates with readers. When faced with an editor’s suggested changes, ask…Continue
Painting Life: My Creative Journey through Trauma
Carol K. Walsh
November 15, 2016
When Carol Walsh pulled her fiancé from the bottom of a diving well—dead from a massive heart attack—her life was turned upside down. Even though she was a psychotherapist working with clients suffering from trauma, this…Continue
Added by Caitlyn Levin on July 9, 2016 at 8:30am — No Comments
My novel, Appetite, has been out in the world for three months, and I’ve met with two book clubs in person (not by Skype). Six more clubs have invited me to join them next fall and winter, including the club to which I’ve belonged for over ten years. (The woman who will facilitate my club’s discussion said to me, “At first I was reluctant to discuss a friend’s novel, but this is actually a good book.” High praise.) Although my two clubs…Continue
A few weeks ago I received a nice email from a fan of my books. She said she's also an author and hoped I might check out her debut novel, which had recently been released. In her email signature she included a link to her website--good for her! I'm always looking for an interesting read, so I clicked on the link to have a look.
What I saw inspired me to write this post because, unfortunately, it was not pretty. Here's why: …Continue
I got the deal for my memoir, The Good Shufu, through an unusually lucky process for a first-time author--one that made the prospect of writing a proposal both more and less overwhelming. One seemingly ordinary day in my life as a writer-without-a-book, an editor at Putnam (a hardcover imprint in the Penguin Random House group) saw a short piece I wrote in The…Continue
Even now, during my summer vacation, I feel like there are a thousand things I should be doing to prepare to become an excellent English teacher. I’m halfway through a two-year master’s program in the teaching of English, and I’m overwhelmed by all the resources out there: books about integrating linguistic diversity into the curriculum, videos about including dramatic performance in the classroom, articles about helping students read texts through…Continue
Added by Alicia Holland on July 2, 2016 at 12:00pm — No Comments