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 —
Literary agent Lea Beresford takes us inside her process as she helps Passion Project winner Monique Fields title her book and restructure her sample chapters. Pay attention, She Writers: Do NOT save your best line for page 52!
Last week, Amanda Johnson Moon brought up some wonderful points in her post (… Continue
Added by Passion Project on November 30, 2010 at 8:30am —
's new book, Daring to Be Ourselves: Influential Women Share Insights on Courage, Happiness, and Finding Your Own Voice
is now available.
's essay Searching for Pina in Havana
is included in the anthology Storied Dishes: What Our Family Recipes Tell… Continue
Added by Member News on November 29, 2010 at 6:02am —
Andrea Collier, our unfailing and unflailing NaNoWriMo Correspondent, hits the mark with time to spare and shares her last few tips for getting it--meaning, writing, not merely NaNo--done. JOIN US IN CONGRATULATING HER!
DAY 29: It isn’t November 30 yet, but I am officially done. 51,000 NaNoWriMo
words placed in a file that will become a novel.… Continue
Added by SheWriMo Shares All on November 29, 2010 at 5:53am —
Added by The Salonniere on November 25, 2010 at 2:55pm —
Weekly highlights from the Community Blog.
We're loving all the holiday writing that's going on. So we've selected some writerly treats for you to enjoy, along with your turkeys or tofurkey, cranberries, and pumpkin pie. Happy Thanksgiving, She Writers! May your food be tasty and not overly salted, your loved ones close, and your pen never far.
(Special gratitude to She Writes Editorial Analyst… Continue
Added by Editors Picks on November 24, 2010 at 11:30am —
Libraries: Librarians recommend our books, buy our books, shelve our books, and provide forums for us to discuss our books. Now we can support the libraries by joining Authors for Libraries
, a program of the Association of Library Trustees, Advocates, Friends, and Foundation.
Social Media for Readers: The explosion of sites where readers can gather, share… Continue
Added by Randy Susan Meyers on November 24, 2010 at 11:10am —
Who wrote so beautifully and well about perseverance. Tell us a time when you felt like giving up...and made it through. Contribute to our new discussion thread: Stories of Keeping Going.
Added by Kamy Wicoff on November 23, 2010 at 12:30pm —
Tayari Jones's work-in-progress had been rejected by a dozen publishers, but she finished the novel anyway.
About three years ago, my agent contacted me to see how things were coming along with my new novel, SILVER SPARROW. I told her that is was going well and she asked me if I had a hundred clean pages that we could submit to publishers. I was very excited. Who wouldn’t want a new contract and the… Continue
Added by Surviving the Draft on November 23, 2010 at 6:30am —
Editor Amanda Moon pulls back the veil on how an editor works with an author (Passion Project winner, Monique Fields!), sharing strategy along the way.
It’s a real delight to be working with Monique Fields
on her proposal for a book currently entitled Raising Simone and Nadia
. I remember reading her entry at the early stages of the She… Continue
Added by Passion Project on November 23, 2010 at 6:06am —
Andrea Collier, our NaNoWriMo correspondent, hits 45,800 words. With less than 5,000 words to go she takes stock of the lessons that NaNo has offered her: write with your senses, take advantage of the beats, believe you can write a novel more than you can fail at writing a novel, plus more.
Day 22: One of the miraculous things about this is that I have been able to tackle it without severe… Continue
Added by SheWriMo Shares All on November 22, 2010 at 9:00am —
The Painted Boats
a poem by Sharanya Manivannan
was published in the onlilne journal deuce coupe
Mary E. McIntyre
's essay Love Letters
was published in the anthology, Saying Goodbye to people, places, and things… Continue
Added by Member News on November 19, 2010 at 9:47am —
Sarah Glazer goes back to the source of a favorite poem and muses on the power of poetry—and other great writing.
I think of myself as a prose person. I read novels for plot (yes I skipped all the descriptive passages when I devoured Dickens at age 12 and had a perfectly good time doing so). I write non-fiction as a journalist, where “facts” are checked as presumably fixed truths and hawk-eyed editors… Continue
Added by State of the Art on November 19, 2010 at 7:42am —
So while I would like to forget about the whole Wasserstein Prize thing, I just can't. Partly because the Director of Communications for the Theater Development Fund, David LeShay, emailed me the day after my blog post about the fund's decision not to award a prize this year because none of the 19 finalists selected by THEIR process was good enough for it. (And yes, they blamed the playwrights, not their own process, until they ran into a firestorm of protest and suddenly changed their minds.)… Continue
Added by The Salonniere on November 18, 2010 at 12:00pm —
Candace Walsh, co-editor of the new anthology Dear John: I Love Jane: Women Write about Leaving Men for Women (Seal Press), comes to understand her true desires and, in the process, discovers her writing voice.
Right before I got married to my (now ex-) husband in the spring of 2000, my office’s secretary offered to read my palm. “Okay,” I said. She held my hand in hers, atop the gray Formica… Continue
Added by How She Does It on November 18, 2010 at 11:30am —
To honor National Adoption Month here at She Writes, Lanita Andrews tapped three She Writers—a Birth Mother, an Adoptee, and an Adoptive Mother—to tackle the thorny subject of adoption and words.
As writers, we have an intimate relationship with words; we feel their weight and recognize their significance on a daily basis. For those of us touched by adoption, this relationship becomes… Continue
Added by Lanita Andrews on November 18, 2010 at 7:30am —
Andrea Collier, our NaNoWriMo correspondent, sets her eyes on the big finish and asks you: "what's next?"
Okay this is scary. I am at 38,000 words. And I can see the end in sight. I am Dorothy with my ruby slippers headed toward home. And guess what? Taking the weekend off for some mental health did not do me in. I came back to work happy and ready to be reunited with the chaos… Continue
Added by SheWriMo Shares All on November 18, 2010 at 5:21am —
Alison Piepmeier returns from NWSA’s annual conference to reveal what’s hot in feminist books and scholarship, the joy of gender-neutral bathrooms, and what it’s like to work out next to Angela Davis at the gym.
Added by Alison Piepmeier on November 17, 2010 at 7:22pm —
This week's highlights from the Community Blog
With a fitting nod to the recent Veteran's Day, we have: On Second Chances and Role Models: A Tribute to my Father on Veterans Day
, by M. Louisa Locke
I just returned from the melancholy task of moving my father into the… Continue
Added by Editors Picks on November 17, 2010 at 10:30am —
She Writers are certainly readers, and nothing on the shelf will escape their reach. Check out this week's picks of what's topping the wonderful nightstands of our fellow She Writers!
We're loving the feedback to our call for shots-- and info-- of what you've got on literary deck. Keep it coming! (And for our complete submissions guidelines, please click here
Our first feature of the day?… Continue
Added by What She's Reading on November 17, 2010 at 9:21am —