It's Deborah here and I have a confession to make. I’ve been turning away, not wanting to look in full view at the tragedy in Tucson, not willing to truly let it all in. I’ve been preoccupied with “other things.” But after yesterday’s funeral for the youngest victim, Christina Taylor Green, that’s no… Continue
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Deborah Siegel shares more responses by women writers around the web to the shooting in Arizona.…
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Deborah Siegel shares what she learned about being a writer this year. Now it's your turn--tag and tweet it! #shewrites2010
Added by She Writes Fridays on December 10, 2010 at 3:01am —
Struggling with how much to divulge, Deborah Siegel harnessed the She Writerly hive mind and came up with rules to write and live by—for now.
Last week, over 50 of you responded Friday’s post, “Do We Overshare When We Write about Our Kids?”
, and a bunch more when the post was reposted on the homepage at BlogHer (… Continue
Added by She Writes Fridays on November 12, 2010 at 1:30pm —
Ever since their conception in a petrie dish, Deborah Siegel has felt the urge to write publicly about her children. She’s a writer. They’re her material. She can’t help herself. But is it fair?
The first few times, I did it without thinking. Like most parental musings conducted during that groggy first year, my early blog… Continue
Added by She Writes Fridays on November 5, 2010 at 6:00am —
Deborah Siegel gets her Halloween on, reveals some not-so-costumed gender assumptions, and kicks off our She Writes Halloween Caption Contest!
My twins turned one last week. Our start up here turned 1.25. Needless to say, this is the year Halloween nearly blew me by. I bah-humbugged it all the way to Tuesday. While shopping for diaper wipes online on Wednesday, a neon orange tagline from the… Continue
Added by She Writes Fridays on October 29, 2010 at 11:00am —
October is Domestic Violence Awareness Month. Deborah Siegel turns it over to She Writers who bravely responded to last week's call for slightly-over-twitter-length stories of women who survived.
Since I am left speechless (SPEECHLESS) by your responses to the “I Will Survive” writing prompt I started last week, today I let your… Continue
Added by She Writes Fridays on October 22, 2010 at 3:30am —
October is Domestic Violence Awareness Month. Deborah Siegel asks for your inspiring slightly-longer-than-twitter-length stories of women who’ve survived.
Most of us know a woman who has been a victim of domestic violence. We may know… Continue
Added by She Writes Fridays on October 15, 2010 at 11:30am —
Deborah Siegel harnesses the wisdom of the She Writes quote borg. Got quote? Post it here!
You’ve heard of a coat drive, right? Well today here on She Writes, Kamy and I would like to introduce The Quote Drive (Kamy's ingenious phrase). Just as coats provide warmth in wind and gale, words from women—and in particular, women writers
—can both comfort and heat up our soul. But I’m quitting with… Continue
Added by She Writes Fridays on October 1, 2010 at 1:00pm —
Deborah Siegel reveals her writing heroine--and asks you to share yours.
In anticipation and celebration of the Ordinary Women, Extraordinary Heroines panel
She Writes will be co-hosting with author Teri Coyne on September 30 at Women and Children First bookstore in Chicago, I offer a fresh take on an old meme that fell dead… Continue
Added by She Writes Fridays on September 24, 2010 at 6:00am —
Nancy Rawlinson, writer/editor/teacher/coach--oh! and next Wednesday's webinar instructor here at She Writes--stands in for Deborah Siegel today, with the four ways to know whether an MFA is right for you, and whether you are right for an MFA. (Register for her webinar RIGHT… Continue
Added by She Writes Fridays on September 10, 2010 at 2:30pm —
Deborah Siegel invites She Writers to pay homage to favorite English teachers everywhere.
Inspired by Erin Hosier's post on Monday ("What Makes a Great English Teacher?"
), in which Erin interviewed Ms. Janes, a favorite high school English teacher who recently reconnected with her via Facebook, I found myself itching to… Continue
Added by She Writes Fridays on September 3, 2010 at 5:00am —
Happy Women’s Equality Day everyone! Or…not? By Deborah Siegel
It is a truth universally acknowledged (ok, yes, by some
) that popular, or “commercial,” fiction by women tends to be critically overlooked. Said New York Times
bestselling author Jennifer Weiner
in an… Continue
Added by She Writes Fridays on August 27, 2010 at 11:30am —
In the face of a dear one's death, Deborah Siegel contemplates when the written word is, and isn't, enough.
Last week, I lost a dear family friend. David, 69, was a jovial, generous man, kind in spirit and magnanimous in heart. He was a beloved ob/gyn, though not my own, and he helped me tremendously during my recent fertility journey, taking all my questions and calls. I'd known David all my life.… Continue
Added by She Writes Fridays on August 20, 2010 at 11:00am —
Deborah Siegel announces...oh wait, it needs a name.
I'm not writing
writing (whoops, again) this Friday, but I AM posting to tell ya'll about an online event series we have in store! Last month, She Writes member Kathy Jordan
, author of the just-launched… Continue
Added by She Writes Fridays on August 13, 2010 at 11:00am —
Deborah Siegel on the benefits of putting it--rather than getting it--down.
Two weeks ago in this space, I shared the compulsive writer/worker’s guide to vacating
. You added great things--like, um, HAVE FUN (thank you Julie Jeffs
!)--to my list. Last… Continue
Added by She Writes Fridays on August 6, 2010 at 12:00pm —
Summer essentials for the compulsive in you. By Deborah Siegel
Today I embark on a week of “vacation.” If you’re like me, and your work is really your passion, it is “work” to truly be on vacation. I have to work
at not checking email every five minutes and work
at not thinking about work. When work—and for me that means my own writing and the building of She Writes—is something you… Continue
Added by She Writes Fridays on July 23, 2010 at 4:30am —
How do you end an essay when really, you’ve just begun? By Deborah Siegel
A few weeks back I posted an excerpt from the beginning of an essay
I’ve been working on during the interstices of life with a start-up (She Writes of course!) and new twins. And now, I’m approaching the essay's end. Only this essay may be… Continue
Added by She Writes Fridays on July 16, 2010 at 10:05am —
When creating a blog to pitch and promote a book, which comes first: the chicken or the blog? By Deborah Siegel
Once upon a time, writers wrote a book, then launched a blog to help promote it.… Continue
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