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… Continue
Added by Nina Gaby on July 14, 2014 at 5:30am —
Being a woman
Do you repent?
Yes I do
Because I am a woman.
You repent for being a woman?
I repent for being born a woman
Where love and trust
Are obsolete words.
Where desires find ventilation
In form of rape
Added by Sriparna Chatterjee on July 3, 2014 at 3:00am —
Sometimes inspiration comes when you least expect it. You may not understand its value at the time, but if you are lucky you plant the seed and curiously await the results. That happened to me a few years back, and planting those seeds has made all the difference.
Before I decided to write my debut… Continue
Added by Carole Bumpus on June 30, 2014 at 6:00am —
by Suzi Banks Baum
One tangle of mothering teens is this:
You emerge from sleep. You hear your teen making a smoothie. She is grinding what sounds to be at least two cement blocks lugged from the garage at a pre-dawn hour and placed without liquid in the Vitamix. You decide that getting up is better than pretending to sleep. Recalling an… Continue
Added by suzi banks baum on June 2, 2014 at 5:43pm —
Last year, I read “The Sandoval Sisters,” an award winning historical fiction book by Sandra Ramos O’Briant and enjoyed it so much that I… Continue
Added by Mona AlvaradoFrazier on May 27, 2014 at 2:54pm —
I continue to be fascinated by how many different directions my writing takes me. It's especially gratifying when the same piece of writing benefits a worthwhile cause.
Here's the scoop: (Via my blog at www.thesecondhalfonline.com)
One of the many things I am grateful for at this point in life is that I haven’t lost my capacity to still get reeeeeeeally excited about different things … like participating in a show that… Continue
Added by Tracey Barnes Priestley on March 11, 2014 at 8:43am —
How many times have you found yourself reading a book’s synopsis or thumbing through the pages, trying to decide if that book was for you? What if, instead, you could read the first few chapters… Continue
Added by Tracey Barnes Priestley on February 27, 2014 at 5:30pm —
A friend recently posted on Facebook, as part of her Christmas message, to “not look back on Christmases past”. I can, to a degree, appreciate such a…
Added by Veronica Marie Lewis-Shaw on December 25, 2013 at 12:00am —
Cast your mind back to Luce Irigaray’s essay (also book title). Sometimes I think everything important about women was written in the 1970s, and it’s been downhill ever since.
“Female sexuality,” the essay begins, “has always been conceptualized on the basis of masculine parameters.”
That is the sentence that jumped into my mind when… Continue
Added by Nancy K. Miller on October 17, 2013 at 9:30am —
I recently saw a film called FEMME: Women Healing the World. It is a documentary by Emmanuel Itier, produced by Sharon Stone, about women who are actively working to heal the world. Influential women from all walks of life and various parts of the globe discuss important topics such as religion, politics, business, entertainment and education, in an effort to help society take a more feminine approach to the multiple crises we face in this world.… Continue
Added by Linda Higgins on October 13, 2013 at 12:02pm —
Say a woman is “difficult,” and chances are that she will not get the job, the promotion, or the invitation to join the club. The adjective guarantees pariahdom. And yet as the New York Times Book Review launches a new feature of its redesign, “The Shortlist,” it groups four books about so-called “difficult women” framed by a collage of women’s cut-up faces and bright-red… Continue
Added by Nancy K. Miller on September 12, 2013 at 7:00am —
Of course, not. What editor worth his salt would choose to group reviews of memoirs written by men under that title? No one. But Memoirs by Women, now that makes a lot of sense. Memoirs are by definition by men, so Memoirs by Men would be redundant. Memoirs by women, on the other hand, are, well, memoirs by women.… Continue
Added by Nancy K. Miller on August 29, 2013 at 6:30am —
The Rules Girls are back--and more annoying than ever, at least as far as their remarks Continue
in New York Magazine's recent "Sex" issue goes. Even after Penn satirized them and Teller's program "BullSh&t," they continue to sound like that simply can't stop themselves from attacking other women who disagree with them. When we were all on Oprah…
Added by regina barreca on July 31, 2013 at 10:00am —
Blog Publishing Nightmare
When I finished my novel, Juliana’s Truth I was elated and ready to submit; let the publishing begin. I envisioned the film version after it became an international bestseller. I’d finally be able to pay off my (and my daughter’s) college loans. The novel began as a thesis for my M.F.A.—but that was merely the first draft; the revisions took another two years. I was no stranger to rejection as far as manuscripts go but my tenacity was… Continue
Added by Karen Devaney on June 18, 2013 at 10:00am —
The following piece, “Was Anne Boleyn a Feminist?” is based on material from my new book, The Creation of Anne Boleyn, available at all major booksellers.…
Added by Susan Bordo on May 22, 2013 at 6:00am —
Will Princeton Replace Match.Com and eHarmony?
It’s not a dating jungle out there, Mrs. Susan Patton. It’s a university.
Added by regina barreca on April 3, 2013 at 12:07pm —
Social networking makes teenagers of us all. Lots of my ridiculously successful friends — some of whom appear regularly on television, give TED talks and are the kind of people who get harassed in restaurants by their fans (while my fans remain remarkably good-mannered and never, ever come over to introduce themselves or say a word) — will still not permit themselves to have a Facebook account because the thought of people unfriending…
Added by regina barreca on March 11, 2013 at 11:13am —
March is National Women's History Month and in light of this, I've been thinking about the many women writers who have inspired me over the years....
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Added by Kim@The Book Barista on March 11, 2013 at 5:12am —
Added by suzi banks baum on February 28, 2013 at 6:26pm —
for your overdue consideration: women & the Oscars
The time has come,
said Barbra Streisand, as she opened the envelope and…
Added by Yvonne Watterson on February 23, 2013 at 10:16pm —