“There are moments in our lives that make all the difference,…Continue
Countdown to Publication: Week Three
We took my mother to visit her sister in Bangor, Michigan this past weekend and we were talking about the old days at the kitchen table when my mother mentioned how years ago when she visited Spain, she had…Continue
It isn't just a new year for She Writes, it's a new year for me, as my birthday and She Writes's are very close together. (Mine is today!) For the anniversary last week, we asked She Writers all over the world to get together and share their wishes for the coming writing year. For my birthday, I am going to take a…Continue
“I am always nagged by the question “Do I do what I do in ways to attract others to want to do it?” Do the students who see me in the library simply see me as the lady who checks out books or do they realize how involved the work of a school librarian really is?
There is no doubt that I love being a librarian. I love the possibilities, the challenges, the ability to use my creativity and intelligence. I love growing through what I do. It is sad that so many teachers don’t…Continue
"Write it down. Set it free" - Amy Hartl Sherman
Those are powerful and profound words to a writer. What a gift it is to be able to take words in your head and set them free by writing them down. What makes it even more special is having a community to share them with; a community of women who support and nourish the love you have in your heart for writing. That is what I have found in the She Writes community.
The month of June marks the two year anniversary of She Writes.…Continue
The Way is Paved at SheWrites
When I moved to Beacon, NY, in the middle of a snow storm, from Denver, Colorado, without any friends (not a single one would follow me), I brought my clarinet, my paints, and a file called "fragments" that were all going to make it into a novel, several poems, and short stories. As I re-invigorated my blog and pumped some badly needed hours into my webpage, I realized I left half my "platform" behind in Denver. …Continue
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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
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
For She Writes
As Black History Month comes to a close in the ever-short four weeks of February, my spirit is fertile from researching and appreciating multiculturalism. Many of us aren’t concerned with gender, race, or nationality. But really, check out mainstream media and politics. The “it” topic is everywhere. As humans, we’re still struggling to transcend limits created by labels. Labels do count, as much as we’d like to assume otherwise.
I just finished…Continue
I always take time each year to reflect on the true meaning of Black History Month. Martin Luther King Junior paid a monumental price and that is why we can celebrate Black History Month. I am very thankful for that. I often ponder many other things as well, like how far we have come and where we are going. One thing that always leaves me feeling blue is the number of African American youths…Continue
Sarah Glazer loves her new iPad for travel but finds it has drawbacks for complex plots.
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Susan Conley's memoir, The Foremost Good Fortune, traces her years as a Western mom in Beijing, where she also contends with breast cancer. It will come out with Knopf on February 8th.
Amy Chua raised the hackles of a whole legion of American moms when she dreamed up the title of her recent incendiary Wall Street Journal essay, “Why Chinese Mothers Are Superior.” She touched…Continue
Journalist Annie Murphy Paul, author of Origins: How the Nine Months Before Birth Shape the Rest of Our Lives, answers five questions from …Continue
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