In February 2013, I gave a TEDx talk at TEDxWindyCity about the gendering of childhood in the earliest years of life. TEDx events, for those who may not know what the “x” stands for, are independently…Continue
This summer I moved from Brooklyn to Chicago with my husband and toddler twins. I thought the change in locale might help slow me down. The opposite happened instead. The pace of a writing life has little to do, sometimes, with the city outside one’s head.
She Writes asked me to share…Continue
In this town of writerly goodness, every once in a while an event rolls around that I feel I just can't miss. Still trying to line up a sitter, but damned if I won't be there. If anywhere near NYC tonight, I strongly encourage you to hightail it to this panel too -- which features members of my awesome authors' group, and the founder of…Continue
Added by Deborah Siegel on June 11, 2012 at 12:00pm — No Comments
I wasn’t planning on spending a day and a half turning around an op-ed. But when editors from certain venues call, I jump. Some opportunities are just too good to turn down.
Colleagues—especially, often, academics, and especially, often, fellow writing mamas—sometimes ask me how it’s possible to turn something around with the speed that today’s media requires when you've got so much ELSE, er, going on. So I thought I’d break it down, blow by blow, in an effort to…
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
This is a disaster for which there are no words. But process it--and help--we must. Please use the comments on this post as a space to share links to writing, links to organizations in need of donations, and words for our fellow She Writers based in Japan.
For starters, please check out…Continue
Deborah Siegel pauses at the entrance of the writing cave and invites She Writers inside.
I have a confession. I’m superstitious as a baseball player. Though I’ve published two of them already, I’m afraid to say “my next book” in public. The reasons I’m afraid to say this,…
1. Help us welcome our 13,000th member, Saundra Goldman by leaving a comment on her profile…Continue
Added by Deborah Siegel on January 21, 2011 at 8:44am — No Comments
For starters, check out these words and images posted by fellow She Writers:
Looking for a taste of what your fellow She Writers have been writing about this week? Here are highlights from the Community…Continue
Added by Deborah Siegel on January 5, 2011 at 12:30pm — No Comments
There are many posts from the She Writes Blog that seriously qualify for this list, and I'm as sick of year end "Top 10" lists as the next gal right about now. But, well, I just couldn't resist. (Yes, Tayari, I am VERY BAD at staycation!) Here's a list of some of our faves.…Continue
Added by Deborah Siegel on December 25, 2010 at 7:30am — No Comments
Cleopatra biographer Stacy Schiff shares advice for aspiring biographers. (Anyone who knows her, encourage her to join She Writes!)
For those not yet burned out on end-of-year lists: Galleycat lists their Top 10 Publishing Stories and …Continue
She Writer Cheryl Snell and her sister, Janet, made this video together, titled "Idea." Cheryl wrote the poem and Janet supplied the artwork. It's about the HOW of inspiration. It speaks to me. Watch it, and see if it speaks to you too.
For Cheryl's response to Prompt 7 ("What inspires you to make a book?") see…Continue
Added by Deborah Siegel on December 21, 2010 at 4:30pm — No Comments
The mind-blowingly inspired guest authors participating in our GIFT OF INSPIRATION campaign are all lined up! Keep your eyes out for prompts from the following in the coming days (drum roll please):