has had a poem published at Bella Online
and a short story has been accepted at Weeders Digest
has chosen Ilie Ruby
's debut novel The Language of Trees
for its Editor's Picks page. The issue will go on sale December 20.
Leigh K.… Continue
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Patricia Anne McGoldrick
had a guest post on Women on Writing's The Muffin
titled Friday Speak Out!: Bookmaking--Commonplace!
. In addition, her poem, Before Petroleum
has been accepted for an upcoming anthology about Oil and Water.
An agent has asked to see… Continue
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Titles matter. A lot. Every writer knows this, and so does every publisher, producer and reader. Titles draw us in or turn us off; titles are clear or disastrously muddled; titles stick with us or slide off our brains without leaving a trace.
Last night, I had the pleasure of sitting in on a mini-writing workshop, of sorts, with the editor, author and agent Betsy Lerner
, in conversation… Continue
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There are some book bloggers out there who have made it their business - literally - to bring authors and bloggers together. Florinda Pendley Vasquez (of The 3 R's Blog) introduces She Writers to a few of them.
I met She Writes' co-founder Kamy Wicoff
when we both spoke on the… Continue
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The time has come...No Excuses launches at Barnes and Noble Lincoln Triangle in New York. Pictured left, three of the women I interviewed for the book share their stories of how they used the 9 Ways Power Tools.
Kathryn Bigelow, the first woman to win an Academy Award for best director—for The Hurt Locker which also won best picture of 2009—stood holding… Continue
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Sarah Wilson, October's “Consultant of the Month” for Monique, tackles the marketing challenge with some common ground.
When I first spoke with Monique, we discovered that we are both in the throes of parenting young children. Monique keeps a blog that profiles a smiling mom and her two lovely daughters, and details the trials and triumphs of parenting. In this case, life is experienced through… Continue
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Tayari Jones says a productive life is often a snooze, but that's okay.
I’ve been taking good care of myself for the last couple of weeks. I can’t decide if I am taking care of myself because the writing is going well or vice versa. Did I tidy up my writing area to get myself to write, or did… Continue
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Susan Shapiro--Manhattan writing professor and author of the comic novels Overexposed and Speedshrinking--asks her protégé Hilary Davidson--a long-time travel writer whose debut… Continue
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Deborah Siegel harnesses the wisdom of the She Writes quote borg. Got quote? Post it here!
You’ve heard of a coat drive, right? Well today here on She Writes, Kamy and I would like to introduce The Quote Drive (Kamy's ingenious phrase). Just as coats provide warmth in wind and gale, words from women—and in particular, women writers
—can both comfort and heat up our soul. But I’m quitting with… Continue
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The advice from this week's 1st Books guest author, Allison Hoover Bartlett - find interesting characters! - applies for writers of nonfiction and fiction alike, says Meg Waite Clayton, who asked Allison to share her experience with She Writes.…
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Erin Hosier endorses Betsy Lerner and the She Writes Live event October 6th
It's no secret that Betsy Lerner is to me what Emerson was to Thoreau, de Kooning was to Rauschenberg, and what Rabbi Shmuley was to Michael Jackson. (Okay, maybe what Madonna is to Lady Gaga might be a more apt example.) I have often told the story of… Continue
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Courtney Martin, author of Do It Anyway: The New Generation of Activists, shares her dynamic journey with young activists.
I woke up on the morning of my new book’s publication feeling like I was marking the end of a wild and surprising journey. Which is strange, of course, since the day a book officially comes out is the day it’s… Continue
Added by How She Does It on September 30, 2010 at 8:00am —
Kyle Lukoff delves into the dystopian world of Suzanne Collins' Hunger Games.
I used to work in the kid’s section of Barnes and Noble, and borrowed a copy of Suzanne Collins’ the Hunger Games
right after it first came out. It looked pretty good—post-apocalyptic future America, governmental oppression, and a girl who saves the day.
I got home and cracked it open, expecting to read a… Continue
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This week's highlights from The Community Blog.
Banned Books Week
by Jodi McIsaac Martins
“I disagree with what you say, but I’ll defend to the death your right to say it.” – Voltaire
Banned Books Week is back! The annual event, held the last week of… Continue
Added by Editors Picks on September 29, 2010 at 5:29am —
What’s the weirdest thing you’ve ever done to sell your books?
I hadn’t ridden a Greyhound bus since I was 14, traveling across Texas with my friend Elsie to visit my grandmother. But there i was last Sunday, rolling along from Burlington VT to Boston because it was impossible to get to my meeting in Boston any other way today.
I'd squeezed in an appearance at the Burlington Book Festival. I didn’t quite “move a mountain of books” as Ric, the Fair’s ebullient organizer,… Continue
Added by GloriaFeldt on September 29, 2010 at 4:30am —
Tayari Jones on how to take criticism from an editor.
I’ve just finished a new novel, The Silver Girl
. For this post, I am going to share with you something I wrote when I received my editorial letter. It’s is a long document-- about five pages, single spaced, telling the writer what to do to make the book stronger. Some of it is praise, but most of it is criticism. No matter how much you know that… Continue
Added by Surviving the Draft on September 28, 2010 at 7:30am —
Passion Project winner Monique Fields is off to a running start with Christina Baker Kline--one of many to giver her a boost--and is one step closer to her dream.
First, I should say how excited, overwhelmed and even a bit scared I am to be the first-ever Passion Project winner
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' career memoir Caring Lessons: A Nursing Professor's Journey of Faith and Self
was released last week.
's play The Mason Jar
will be read October 4th at 8 pm, as part of the Bleecker Street Theatre's
new play development series.
After 3 years and 74 rejections from editors and agents,… Continue
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