Hi She Writes Community!
I'm thrilled to be posting one of my "Conversation" movies -- part of a series of almost 20 annoying conversations using this really fun (and free!) software, Xtranormal.com. I started making these short movies as a way to warm up for starting another novel (for those of you who weren't' born yet, my first novel,…Continue
Hello fellow She Writers!
It's November 1st, which for some writers means the beginning of NaNoWriMo, a month of daily writing resulting in 50,000 words by the end of the month. It's quite an undertaking, one that just might leave me in an exhausted smiling heap by the end of the month.
Kamy Wicoff, our fearless leader, posted today…Continue
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In the early 1980s, Kathryn Harrison looked perfect on paper. Tall,…Continue
Happy NaNoWriMo! As today marks the start of what will be a massively busy month, I thought I'd take a second to share an inspiring video originally spotlighted on the NaNoWriMo blog. In it, author Natalie Goldberg shares insight on the value of writing practice and talks about how NaNoWriMo is a great way to jumpstart one's writing practice habits. Hit play to watch:…Continue
Added by Laura on November 1, 2011 at 9:32am — No Comments
Well today is the day -- November 1st. What does that mean? For those of you participating in NaNoWriMo 2011, you know exactly what that means. It is time to get cracking on your attempt at writing a whole novel in just one month! I love NaNoWriMo (She Writer GRETCHEN RUBIN was the first to…Continue
There are lots of reasons for this. One of them is that the most important things can take us into uncomfortable territory and we'd rather stay where we are (even if where we are is…Continue
Added by Satya Robyn on November 1, 2011 at 2:30am — No Comments
Added by Sarah Pinneo on October 31, 2011 at 5:32pm — No Comments
I have a new grammar pet peeve: the use of a possessive apostrophe to denote a plural. In just the past few weeks, I’ve seen the following on signs, menus and posters around New York City:
Not to be too blatant about it, but what the heck: if you ever wanted to say thanks for She Writes, I'd love it if you did in the form of a vote for me in …Continue
Here is what you might have missed around She Writes this past week
Added by Mary Keating on October 25, 2011 at 8:00pm — No Comments
Our cat Fatty snoozed on the chair next to me. My mind drifted to what I was going to write this morning - what I was going to tell you. You're writers. What would you…Continue
Added by Satya Robyn on October 25, 2011 at 1:20am — No Comments
Last Friday, I took the #4 train down to Fulton Street to video-explore the real time history-in-transit that is #OccupyWallStreet at Zuccotti Park/Liberty Square. Though I had been following the stories, the tweets, the memes and viral videos as they traversed social media, I had yet to head south and experience the events firsthand.
While I expected police personnel, signage, dancing, drumming, tarps and tents, there were many other unexpected observations that met the…Continue
Here is what you might have missed around She Writes this past week. I am a day late, image if you will, a writer with more deadline than hours in the day – yikes – and I am turning a year older this week. Not only am I growing older, my writing is getting bolder or perhaps just busier!!! Have a…Continue
Added by Mary Keating on October 19, 2011 at 8:26pm — No Comments
Today is The National Day On Writing. No, really, it is. It was officially declared to be so by the Congress, so you know it's for real, and it's sponsored by the National Council of Teachers of English. To mark the day, they have posed a…Continue
The pub date of September 1 came and went minus fanfare. Understatement: absolutely nothing happened. I wasn’t devastated because I hadn’t expected anything. At least I hadn’t admitted to myself that I had the slightest anticipation of—I don’t even know what, something. Still, faced with the nothing of the day, I did feel a bit downcast, since I had not succeeded in fooling myself. (Yes, I confess that I was hoping for a miracle, even though I don’t believe in them.) But a few short weeks…Continue
“What would happen if one woman told the truth about her life?
The world would split open.”
― Muriel Rukeyser
Twenty years ago, Anita Hill sat in front of a Senate hearing and told her truth at the intersection of race and gender. She was publically pilloried by a panel of white men. This weekend, at Hunter College, Anita Hill was celebrated by a sold-out, star-studded…Continue
Recently, I judiciously used the f-word in a blog post.
I was feeling frustrated with myself for not writing my truth. I was suffering. But, more importantly, my writing was suffering. It had…Continue