Hi everyone! This week the writer in me is feeling a little guilty. I totally meant to do NaNoWriMo, but student-me was applying for graduate school and teacher-me was busy planning fun Thanksgiving and Hanukkah activities, and somehow writer-me got pushed to the back of the drawer with all the old socks I’ve been… Continue
Added by Caitlyn Levin on December 4, 2013 at 7:00pm —
OK. So Fifty Shades of Grey sold fifteen gazillion copies. I get it. Sex sells, and we have known this ever since the first sexually reproducing hermaphroditic flatworms evolved out of an amoeba's binary fission gone wrong. But please understand something, dear reader (by which I actually mean, dear… Continue
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Added by Maureen E. Doallas on November 28, 2013 at 7:06am —
Thank you to The Portland Phoenix for interviewing me about modern erotica and my tips on erotica writing. I'm looking forward to my erotica workshop at Nomia in Portland, Maine on Tuesday night, December 3rd. If you'd like to register, I'm being told tickets are going to sell out shortly, so call Nomia at 207.773.4774 to sign up. Details are below. Here's a… Continue
Added by Rachel Kramer Bussel on November 27, 2013 at 2:22pm —
I read a lot of writers’ blogs. I follow a lot of writers on Facebook and Twitter. My conclusion? There are a plethora of posts, Tweets and status updates about the writing life. General consensus: it’s not always easy.
Writers put in long hours with lots of forehead-to-desktop action trying to come… Continue
Added by Julie Luek on November 26, 2013 at 6:00pm —
Posted 'Brokered Words', a poem first published at the beautiful due and currently at VerseWrights:
Added by Maureen E. Doallas on November 26, 2013 at 6:48am —
When I was a young girl, my dream of being a writer looked like this: Suggesting a young Audrey Hepburn, I would stroll down 5th Avenue into Washington Square Park with my hip, scuffed leather satchel slung over my shoulder, on the way home to my bohemian, third-floor flat. (Other people lived… Continue
Added by Cindy Eastman on November 25, 2013 at 11:30am —
1. Barrets of Wimpole St. (1934)
2. It Happened One Night (1934)
3. His Girl Friday (1940)
4. The Philadelphia Story (1940)
5. Foreign Correspondent… Continue
Added by Laurie Buchanan on November 25, 2013 at 9:00am —
I’m excited to share a new project with the She Writes community, which combines many of my favorite… Continue
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Added by Maureen E. Doallas on November 24, 2013 at 2:33pm —
What separate great writers from the rest? Is talent alone enough?
I used to think that one needs to be incredibly talented to be considered “great” or to reach your dream (whether it be to get your book published or see that novel included in the coveted New York Times Best Seller’s List).
Over time I learned that this wasn’t really…
Added by Carrie Ann Golden on November 23, 2013 at 8:16pm —
1. Ernest Hemingway
There is nothing to writing. All you do is sit down at a typewriter and bleed.
2. Elmore Leonard
If it sounds like writing, I rewrite it.
3. Anton Chekhov
Don’t tell me the moon is shining; show me the glint of light on…
Added by Laurie Buchanan on November 23, 2013 at 4:23pm —
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Added by Maureen E. Doallas on November 18, 2013 at 8:34am —
I've been a published writer for almost 20 years, but until I self-published this year, I was reluctant to call myself a real writer. The whole process was expensive and tiring, like pushing a boulder up a steep mountain in an evening gown and pumps.
Part of the problem was that I had… Continue
Added by Joshunda Sanders on November 17, 2013 at 3:30pm —
I've posted a new poem, "Life of a Tree", for today's Invitation to Poetry at Abbey of the Arts:
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