November 2010 Blog Posts (537)

Guest blog

Swing by tomorrow for my guest blogging duties!

Added by Tracey Jane Jackson on November 30, 2010 at 8:06pm — No Comments

No Time to Post, I'm a Wrimo

Well here it is, the final day of Nano, and I'm just now getting back on to post here at SheWrites. What can I say? I've been buried in WriMo Rebellion.

The results of our *ehem* friendly family competition? Mom won, the kids whimped out.

I completed my journey of insanity a few days ago. It was my first ever Nano, and I hit a few thousand over the 50k mark.

The plan for my mess of a manuscript? I, like my fellow Wrimo-er, George Angus of Tumblemoose,… Continue

Added by Sandi Johnson on November 30, 2010 at 7:09pm — No Comments

I Want to be Fabulous When I Am Forty.

fab·u·lous adj \ˈfa-byə-ləs\ : a : resembling or suggesting a fable : of an incredible, astonishing, or exaggerated nature b : wonderful, marvelous, hard to believe, INCREDIBLE.

I want to be fabulous when I am forty…but not “Housewives of Jersey” fabulous. I’m not talking about fake nails, big hair, tanned skin, driving a BMW and spending money like they aren’t making any more “Fabulous”. I want to be Maya Angelou fabulous, Anita Roberts famous, Clara Barton fabulous, Hillary Clinton… Continue

Added by Kerri Sullivan Drennan on November 30, 2010 at 7:07pm — No Comments

Barchester's Ghosts (Poem)

My poem, "Barchester's Ghosts, or The Supernatural Demise of Archdeacon Haynes", is my attempt to answer a dare to write a poem about Noel ghosts. (The details about the dare are at the end of the post.) It also is my first try at writing a ghost story, in verse or otherwise. I wrote the poem, which has its origins in an very old short story by M.R. James, in couplets, using no more than three and one words per line.…


Added by Maureen E. Doallas on November 30, 2010 at 7:03pm — 2 Comments

It's All in How You Say It

As some of you may have noticed, I have been lax in my blogging and communicating with my fellow She Write-ers - and for that I am really sorry. My excuse? I began a new (part time) job that, as is often the case, takes up more time than originally expected (I am working on it).

The job: Teaching an online course for Johns Hopkins University Center for Talented Youth. This course requires young gifted students to complete weekly readings from… Continue

Added by Meryl Jaffe on November 30, 2010 at 6:30pm — No Comments

Three Time Published Author Fern Lutkins

HI, I am not well known on SW but that is all right. I have had three works published, 1. Sunday Awakening Fern Lutkins, 2. Dust Carried on the Wind and 3, Conmtinuum(Dust Carried on the Wind) book 2. Book 2 is in Kindle format, while the other two are in soft cover in the Amazon book store. I choose the Kindle version for the simple reason electronic reading devices in my humble opinion are the wave of the futher.Think about it. You can store over… Continue

Added by Fern Lutkins on November 30, 2010 at 5:19pm — No Comments

Holiday Mania and More...

Jean Rubin

A multi-tasker, with too much to do who is…wickedly funny!

Holiday Mania and More…

Need More Stress?

As if we all aren’t busy enough and multi-tasking to complete our holiday schedules without participating in Black Friday, a few things have happened to create another level of anxiety.

1. Maury lost his keys again and although we have searched through every article of clothing in his closet with pockets for ten days, they have… Continue

Added by Marcia Fine on November 30, 2010 at 3:53pm — No Comments

Photos & Audio Blog from DC 11/29 Meet Up Held at Teaism

Yesterday, I hosted the third DC She Writes Meet Up on November 29, 2010, at Teaism (Penn Quarter location - in DC. Writers Nancy McCormick and Eugenia Kim attended the event. Click here to listen to the group's audio blog about our meetup: Visit… Continue

Added by Ananda Leeke on November 30, 2010 at 3:23pm — No Comments

The Rewards of Courage and Persistence

Kara Richardson Whitely has written a bold and riveting memoir that tells about her struggle with food, and her surmounting obstacles as she prepares to walk up Mount Kilimanjaro, Africa's highest peak, while raising money for an AIDS cause for children in Africa. I had the pleasure of meeting Kara at a recent Mediabistro event in New York City, which she attended with her husband Chris, in order to promote her book. Kara credits Mediabistro and its workshops with helping her write this… Continue

Added by Arya-Francesca Jenkins on November 30, 2010 at 3:17pm — No Comments

What Does Your Heart Really, Really Want? Really...

When I taught arts programs for at-risk teens, I’d have them start our 10-week course by writing what they wanted from life. When language was difficult for them, I’d have them collage or paint it. Later they would visualize then write about their lives in ten years. Where would they be living? Who would they share their lives with? What kind of work would they be doing? Then the specifics - describe the favorite room in their future home, the people… Continue

Added by Hollye Dexter on November 30, 2010 at 3:07pm — 1 Comment

a great read for writers

Just read Louisa May Alcott by Susan Cheever. Great read about influences of the writer who gave us Little Women. She grew up with friends who lived within a mile of her family: Emerson, Thoreau, Nathaniel Hawthorne, etc. Here the literary movement in America began....
Here's to a reading holiday...Catherine Ann Jones

Added by Catherine Ann Jones on November 30, 2010 at 2:44pm — No Comments

Children's Book Author Cheryl Malandrinos to Guest on A Book and a Chat

Cheryl C. Malandrinos, author of “Little Shepherd” will be a special guest on the popular Blogtalkradio show, A Book and A Chat with Storyheart.

Join Storyheart at 11 AM Eastern on Saturday, December 4, 2010 for A Book and A Chat sit down with children’s author Cheryl C. Malandrinos. You can listen online at and call in your questions to 347-… Continue

Added by Dorothy Thompson on November 30, 2010 at 2:28pm — No Comments

Children's Book Author Cheryl Malandrinos to Guest on A Book and a Chat

Cheryl C. Malandrinos, author of “Little Shepherd” will be a special guest on the popular Blogtalkradio show, A Book and A Chat with Storyheart.

Join Storyheart at 11 AM Eastern on Saturday, December 4, 2010 for A Book and A Chat sit down with children’s author Cheryl C. Malandrinos. You can listen online at and call in your questions to 347-… Continue

Added by Dorothy Thompson on November 30, 2010 at 2:28pm — No Comments

When Egypt battled over bare knees

Travelling to Europe for the first time in my life in the summer of 1969 meant much more than a simple crossing of the Mediterranean. To begin with, travelling abroad was not a human right in Egypt in the 60s, especially if you happened to be on the wrong side of the gender divide.

Why my father raised no objections to his two young daughters, my sister and me, travelling abroad alone is beyond explanation. It was fortunate for us that he never heard the call of evangelising… Continue

Added by Amira Nowaira on November 30, 2010 at 2:05pm — No Comments

Calls for Submissions: Places for Writers

If you don't know Places for Writers, do take a look.

It's a Canadian site that links to publishers and writers' resources. It also lists calls for submissions by journals, magazines, and other publications. Some pay, some don't. Some are prestigious, some are emerging. But visiting the site might give you hope on a day when you feel like you're writing for no one and for no purpose. It may remind you that, even in your solitude in front of your notebook or computer screen, you are… Continue

Added by Julija Sukys on November 30, 2010 at 1:41pm — No Comments

NanoWrimo Day 30 10:41 am

Okay so here it is day 30. Total word count for the month of November not counting all the blog posts and other things that I wrote, but for Palace of Three Crosses: 58051. Not to shabby.

How do I feel? This is definately a mixed bag: Relieved-the month is over. I met and exceeded the challenge. Exhausted- I just want to sleep for a month, but of course considering that it is the month of December, with Advent and Christmas, my daughter finally moving here from Pennsylvania and all… Continue

Added by Christina Weigand on November 30, 2010 at 12:25pm — No Comments

When what you want to write isn't what you should

Please read my piece on how sometimes what you want to write about is not what you NEED to write about in the San Francisco Book Review.’t-want-to-write-about-becomes-what-you-should/

Added by Caroline Leavitt on November 30, 2010 at 12:23pm — No Comments

What She’s Reading Now – Newser Edition

Deborah Siegel shares highlights from her RSS feeds, inbox, and more. What's in YOUR feed, She Writers?

I have yet to finish the novel that’s been sitting on my nightstand for the past four months (Katheryn Stockett’s The Help). I’m two months behind in What to Expect: The Toddler Years. But last month my twins turned one and the milestone created slightly more bandwidth in my brain for online reading. Yes I’m starting to read again, and… Continue

Added by Deborah Siegel on November 30, 2010 at 11:30am — 6 Comments

The Seduction of Creation

Words kiss the page like eager lovers. Scenes slip as easily from your mind as silk stockings from a courtesan. Characters whisper clever and crafty dialogue in your ear as you sleep.

Ah, the delicious satisfaction of having a book in creation. When anything is possible and rejection seems as distant as economic recovery.

The truth is that all those writers out there holding onto that great American novel, the one they’ve been toting around for decades, have one… Continue

Added by Karyne Corum on November 30, 2010 at 11:15am — 3 Comments

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