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Staying the creative course with a little help from my friends

I thought my novel, The Leaving Year, was done when I started my “final” round of queries to agents and publishers a year ago.

Now that I’ve been turned down by everyone who had expressed interest, I’m going through yet another major edit of a book that has already…


Added by Pam McGaffin on March 22, 2017 at 2:08pm — No Comments

The Magic of Memoir 2016

The Magic of Memoir 2016

When I first saw the announcement about the 2016 Magic of Memoir Conference hosted by Brooke Warner and Linda Joy Myers, I had an immediate two-fold reaction. I want to go to this/I can’t possibly go to this.

I made note of the early-bird registration date and let the idea simmer. I’d wait to see how things at home unfolded and where the energy settled.

I wanted to meet the women who played such an integral part in the…


Added by Dhana Musil on November 15, 2016 at 11:43pm — No Comments

[SWP: Behind the Book] The Fear and The Hope; The Doubt and The Trust

“There is only one thing that makes a dream impossible to achieve: the fear of failure.”

― Paulo Coelho

For any of you out there that have read other posts on She Writes or just about anywhere else that writes about writing, you will have read about the self-doubt, about fear, and finally as Susan Jeffers describes it, about “feeling the fear and doing it anyway.”

I had a dream of writing  a book for many years; of getting published, of talking about…


Added by Patti Clark on August 13, 2016 at 10:30am — 5 Comments

Women's Writing Lives


      Imagine one hundred women, seated in a hotel meeting room, anticipating a weekend of writing, learning, and camaraderie. That is where I found myself at the Keynote session of the Story Circle Network’s Stories from the Heart 2016 conference in Austin, Texas. I gazed around the room, marveling at the women present, a wide range of ages, with open welcoming…


Added by Jude Walsh Whelley on May 4, 2016 at 8:30am — No Comments

On the Eve of a Book Launch or What a Difference A Year Can Make

Next week is book launch for Even in Darkness and before that it's Passover and preparing a seder for 14 people.  So what else would I be doing at 11:00 at night but hopelessly trying to organize both the computer and wooden desktops to trick myself into feeling like it's all going to roll out beautifully!

Then I found this... a snippet I wrote almost exactly a year ago, and which has rested on my desktop, always…


Added by Barbara Stark-Nemon on April 1, 2015 at 3:00pm — No Comments

[SWP: Behind the Book] Tapping Your Community

When my last book was published in 2009, I wrote a post that got more traffic than any I had written in years of blogging. Called…


Added by Eileen Flanagan on February 20, 2015 at 5:00am — 8 Comments

Why We Need a Bootcamp to Get Out in Front of Our Ideas

As Kamy’s She Writes co-founder, I’ve long talked about how important it is for those who lead with words—aka writers—to get themselves out in front of their ideas.

Brooke Warner, fearless co-founder of She Writes Press, writes smartly about the role of “platform”…


Added by Deborah Siegel on February 2, 2015 at 7:00am — No Comments

[SWP: Behind the Book] Criticism and Perseverance

I was excited as I drove to visit Ellie, a member of my writer’s group, who had offered to read the first draft of my memoir. On the phone, she’d said she was enjoying it, so I was ready for a big ego boost, like that scene in the film Sophie’s Choice when Nathan is so impressed with the…


Added by Eileen Flanagan on September 14, 2014 at 6:00am — 8 Comments

[SWP: BEHIND THE BOOK] A penance. A blessing. A deadline.

In anticipation of writing this blog post for BEHIND THE BOOK, I immediately sat down and wrote a whole craft essay instead. More of a memoir, actually. About waitressing. It really did apply, at least to much of this process. I wrote about being “in the weeds,” an old restaurant workers’ term for being too busy to…


Added by Nina Gaby on July 14, 2014 at 5:30am — 1 Comment

What Motivates Us To Write Books?

This is a question that’s been on my mind this week as I’m struggling to start my second book. This spring I made a bold decision that I would start taking Fridays off to write. I was going to start the first Friday in April. That Friday I spent the whole day catching up on e-mail and running errands. The second…


Added by Brooke Warner on May 11, 2014 at 2:00pm — 42 Comments

3 Ways to Start to Hone Your Expertise

Earlier this month I had the privilege of moderating Deborah Siegel’s Thought Leadership for Writers webinar.


There were a lot of things that stood out for me about the three-week…


Added by Brooke Warner on October 27, 2013 at 3:30pm — 7 Comments

What’s the Difference between She Writes Press and CreateSpace?

This post was updated in November 2016 to reflect updates in our model:

This question—how are you different from CreateSpace?—has been posed to me by a number of authors who’ve submitted to…


Added by Brooke Warner on October 5, 2013 at 10:30am — 32 Comments

Three Lessons I’ve Learned from My First Year as Publisher of She Writes Press

She Writes Press is already over a year old. Last time this year we were just signing new authors.…


Added by Brooke Warner on August 4, 2013 at 1:30pm — 31 Comments

Memoir Writing is a Journey

It is truly a journey to begin to write your life story. If you have started writing, you know how exciting, inspiring, and at times challenging it can be. As a workshop leader for many years, I have heard so many stories from writers about launching into their story--or wanting to…


Added by Linda Joy Myers on September 4, 2012 at 5:08pm — No Comments

Answering Some of Your Questions about She Writes Press

We’ve had a couple write-ups in the media this week, on Paid Content and Shelf Awareness. It’s been wonderful to get the support of the community and of so many writers, AND a lot of questions have been coming up, too. We encourage them, and we’re growing our…


Added by Brooke Warner on July 13, 2012 at 5:22am — 16 Comments

Meet the She Writes Press team!

Thank you all so much for your support and warm words of encouragement last week around the launch of the press—and for your good questions. We welcome the dialogue!

Today I want to introduce you to our team. You all know Kamy Wicoff, our passionate and talented founder. I want to extend a personal thank you to her for her creativity and dedication to women writers, and for partnering with me in this venture. As the publisher of She Writes Press, I bring thirteen years in the…


Added by Brooke Warner on July 3, 2012 at 7:00am — 9 Comments

Why She Writes Press, and Why Now

When She Writes first emerged in 2009, I knew it was something special. I’d already been acquiring books at Seal Press for five years at that point, and I’d witnessed firsthand how women writers (both in print and online) thrive in communities and environments that support and honor women’s unique perspectives, stories, and truths, so I was thrilled by the spirit and energy propelling…


Added by Brooke Warner on June 29, 2012 at 8:04am — 24 Comments

My fall 2011 Mightybell tips: 6 Ways to Build Your Author Platform *Now*

For those of you who missed my first Mightybell experience, here are the tips I offered, which are still relevant of course!


Note that my new experience, "How to Create a Winning Nonfiction Book Proposal," is live and way more comprehensive, full of real examples that went on to get published by Seal Press.


This experience is about getting yourself…


Added by Brooke Warner on April 25, 2012 at 5:30am — No Comments

How to Write a Winning Nonfiction Book Proposal

Join my Mightybell experience today! It's free!

Writing a nonfiction book proposal is critical to getting a nonfiction book deal. Your book proposal is a tool. The work it does is invaluable in that it helps your editor and agent sell your work.

The chain of events goes like this: You send your proposal to an agent, who, upon signing you, uses that proposal to shop your book to an editor. Your editor uses that proposal to sell…


Added by Brooke Warner on April 23, 2012 at 5:29am — 7 Comments

Thank you for being a writer and supporting women writers!

•I am grateful to Kamy Wicoff for inviting me to be a guest blogger on She Writes this week.

•I am grateful for my guest contributors who made blogging twice a day this week possible.

•I am grateful to She Writers for being so supportive of one another.

•I am grateful that I get to work with women writers and publish women writers.

•I am grateful for groups of women who support each other to…


Added by Brooke Warner on November 18, 2011 at 4:00pm — 12 Comments

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