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HandPrints On My Heart, Sharing Stories, Changing Lives!


“There are moments in our lives that make all the difference,…


Added by Marlene Moore Gordon on August 9, 2011 at 10:30pm — 4 Comments

Family Stories Enrich Your Story

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…


Added by Marisel Vera on July 13, 2011 at 8:30pm — 3 Comments

Three Wishes for My Writing In The Coming Year: Will You Tell Me Yours?

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…


Added by Kamy Wicoff on July 5, 2011 at 9:30am — 59 Comments

Women Doing Literary Things: "Librarians: Informing and Transforming" by Edith Campbell

“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…


Added by Niranjana Iyer on June 15, 2011 at 9:00am — 3 Comments

10 Things I Love About She Writes! A Challenge for the She Writes Community

"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.…


Added by Linda Higgins on June 14, 2011 at 9:30am — 5 Comments

She Writes - You Rock!

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. …


Added by Elisabeth Kinsey on June 13, 2011 at 4:30pm — 16 Comments

Women Doing Literary Things: Lilian Nattel

Speaking of Soup and Typewriters By Lilian Nattel 

Lilian Nattel is the author of two internationally acclaimed novels The River Midnight (Knopf Canada, 1999) and The Singing Fire (Knopf Canada, 2004). Her third novel will…


Added by Niranjana Iyer on June 1, 2011 at 9:00am — 8 Comments

STILL MORE Ways to Rejuvenate Your Writing Life - Our Mother's Day Gift to All Who Mother WORDS!

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…


Added by Deborah Siegel on May 6, 2011 at 1:00pm — 3 Comments

20 Ways to Rejuvenate Your Writing Life This Spring

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…


Added by Deborah Siegel on May 3, 2011 at 1:00pm — 19 Comments

An Interview With Chimamanda Ngozi Adidchie

Tonight in New York, girls participating in the award-winning mentoring program designed by our philanthropic partner, Girls Write Now, will be reading from their work alongside the fiction writer EMMA STRAUB.  The evening is part of Girls Write Now's CHAPTERS series (please come tonight to meetup with other…

Added by Kamy Wicoff on March 25, 2011 at 8:30am — 3 Comments

February Wrap Up Tribute to Black History Month

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…


Added by Sue Rowland on February 27, 2011 at 2:30pm — 5 Comments


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…


Added by Nicole Weaver on February 24, 2011 at 10:48am — 8 Comments

How I'm Reading Now-- on the iPad

Sarah Glazer loves her new iPad for travel but finds it has drawbacks for complex plots.

My new iPad, purchased for a 24-hour flight to New Zealand,…


Added by State of the Art on February 18, 2011 at 2:35am — 5 Comments

Interview with Susan Piver

Susan Piver is the New York Times bestselling author of six books, including The Hard Questions: 100 Essential Questions to Ask Before You Say “I Do” and the award-winning How Not to Be Afraid of Your Own Life. Susan teaches on love, creativity, meditation, and spirituality for actual humans with relationships, jobs, deep yearnings, depressions, triumphs, bad hair days, and a multitude of… Continue

Added by Jenna Hollenstein on February 3, 2011 at 1:30pm — No Comments

Mother Writer


Added by Susan Conley on February 2, 2011 at 10:30am — 2 Comments

Notes from an American Mother in Beijing

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…


Added by Susan Conley on January 26, 2011 at 8:00am — 6 Comments

Honoring MLK at She Writes

Please use this space to share links, posts, photos, poems, words in honor of Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr.


For starters, check out these words and images posted by fellow She Writers:


Walking in…


Added by Deborah Siegel on January 17, 2011 at 1:00pm — 28 Comments

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