Marianne Schnall's interviews with powerful women have appeared in Glamour and In Style magazines, on numerous blogs, and on the website she founded fifteen years ago, feminist.com. Schnall's…Continue
We think that Mother's Day should last all month long. And that women who aren't mothers need a special day too. And that women who are writers (some of whom are mothers) should be giving themselves gifts here and there to rejuvenate themselves…Continue
There is great stuff on writing this week! Be sure to check it out. Here is what you might have missed around She Writes this past week.
It has occurred to me, SheWriters, that I haven’t even told you anything about my new novel, SILVER SPARROW. And this dovetails perfectly into my challenge for this week—How to talk about my book. It’s a tricky proposition. I want something punchy that people can remember, but I also want to do justice to my project. When someone asks me "What's Your Book About?" I could answer…Continue
To be a writer is to weather the seasons: we stockpile ideas, we slumber long and hard, we wake up refreshed, and, hopefully, if we are lucky, if the soil has been properly nourished and the sun peeks through the clouds, we bloom.
To celebrate spring, and blooming, here are 20 tried and true tips from…Continue
HELEN PHILLIPS is the author of the short story collection And Yet They Were Happy. She is the recipient of a 2009-2010 Rona Jaffe Foundation Writers’ Award, the 2009 Meridian Editors’ Prize, and the 2008 Italo Calvino Prize in Fabulist Fiction. Her work has appeared in the Mississippi Review and PEN America, among many others, and in the anthology…Continue
In Which Sarah Glazer Indulges in the Guilty Pleasure of Paper Books
The bell jingles when you open the door just like the quaint shops in old movies, the books stand open on the shelves inviting you to look at the colorful endpapers, and there’s a scent from fresh flowers in a vase.
That’s the enticing atmosphere of a bookshop in London’s Bloomsbury…Continue
Oliver’s poetry always is able to find bliss in solitude because she has such a keen eye for the life—and also the mortality—of the nonhuman world around her.
Daisy is smart, and funny, self-mocking in the nicest way, and in love with the messiness of life.
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The outspoken, unconventionally feminist and probably bisexual Millay was the most popular poet in America, the epitome of the…Continue
Yet she was also exuberantly life-loving. This poem is inspirational for me because of the way it celebrates the female body and the way its joy spills over into a sense that all women share, in some mysterious way, in any woman’s luck—that we…Continue
It may be virtual. It may be your SheWrites connection. It may be a real-live flesh-and-blood meet-where-you-live writers group. Whatever form it takes, whether you read each other’s work, or coach each other through the finding-an-agent, dealing-with-your-editor, marketing-your-book end of things, if you’re going to be a writer, and a daring writer at that, you need pals. You need allies. You need a writers group.
Here is what you might have missed around She Writes this past week.
Added by Mary Keating on April 27, 2011 at 6:00am — No Comments
The woman’s hips are free, and so is she. Forget about what a woman’s body is supposed to look like. Forget about diets and Vogue.
This is the week of the annual PEN…Continue
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She wrote, “What would happen if one woman told the truth about he life?/ The world would split open.” Well, we are telling the truth, and the world is splitting open. The title of the all-time most popular anthology of women’s poetry, No More Masks, also comes form Muriel. For me, she is…Continue
This week's winner of our new "15K" contest -- which will feature the writer who referred the most new members each week from now until we hit the 15,000 member mark -- is ANNA LEAHY! (WE LOVE YOU ANNA!) SW Founder Kamy Wicoff asked her Five Questions...…Continue
Added by Kamy Wicoff on April 25, 2011 at 9:28am — No Comments
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Dickinson is famous for her reclusive life, but she carried on intense and often flirtatious correspondences with many friends. Early editions “corrected” her idiosyncratic style to make it conform to then-acceptable poetic conventions, but she is now recognized as a supremely bold, original poet—as great as…Continue