Here is what you might have missed around She Writes this past week
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(This post originally ran in October of 2009)
Five Questions for...KATHA POLLITT
asked by NANCY K. MILLER, author of the forthcoming"What They Saved: Pieces of A Jewish Past."
Writing itself is a feminist act, isn't it?
Q: It would be impossible for a reader of your columns in The Nation not to look for politics, especially feminist politics, in your poetry. That reader would soon have to recognize a quite different voice at work here in your new book of poems, …Continue
Imagine you're in a low rent Royal Inn Motel in Waynesboro, Virginia, alone, having been on the road for two weeks on a once-in-lifetime, going-for-broke road trip with your 86-pound mutt, in which you're writing a book about your journey. You're hyperventilating, laying on the bed, worried sick that you're ruined your life, you're a fool to have bugged out on the 60-hour a week, soul killing corporate job to pursue the missing links form your life, to test your mettle as a writer. You've made a very public pronouncement via your website, Facebook, EVEN a story on the local TV about your willingness to…Continue
These 5 keys can be used in any genre of writing. Whether you are writing for fiction or non-fiction readers, professionals reading your reports or websites, magazine readers perusing your articles or followers reading your blogs, you can craft compelling text over and over again with these 5 keys as your guide.
Key #1: Use Clear, Concise Language
Clear, concise language allows you to say more with fewer words. I cannot emphasize enough…Continue
Added by Jacqueline Snider on August 19, 2011 at 10:21am
Here is today's Tuesday Writing Prompt:
Rewrite the first line to your favorite novel to put a new spin on it, to bring it up to date, or simply to put it in your own voice. For example, instead of Jane Austen's "It is a truth universally acknowledged, that a single man in possession of a good fortune must be in want of a wife," you might write "My mother always said it was as easy to fall in love with a rich guy as it was to fall in…Continue
Added by regina barreca on August 23, 2011 at 12:30pm
On Publishing / Book Tours
Pump Up Your Book is happy to announce a very cost-saving special for December to help you promote your book during the holidays. Because we want to give back to the community and we know how everyone is strapped buying presents and getting ready for the holidays, we are offering a 2 week special only applicable during the month of December. If you are an author with a new release or a book that was published years ago and you want to give it new life, click … Continue
Added by Dorothy Thompson on August 20, 2011 at 6:51am
I am very excited to have as our guest blogger today, C.K. Volnek! Her book GHOST DOG OF ROANOKE ISLAND is coming out at the end of September by MuseItUp Publishing! Congrats!
She is sharing some terrific insights she got exclusively from Literary Agent Mike Larsen on promoting yourself and your work!! Take it away…Continue
Added by Jan Fischer Wade on August 23, 2011 at 6:00am
Every piece of writing has an intended audience. Whether you are writing a sci-fi novel for adults, a report for your marketing staff, website content or a blog for your clients, the tone of voice should be focused on your readers. This may sound obvious, but I find a lot of writers overlook this very necessary component.
Do book publishers and magazine editors know their audiences?
Absolutely. Major book publishers and trade magazine editors…Continue
Added by Jacqueline Snider on August 23, 2011 at 1:13pm
Hello, wonderful She Writers!
I want to thank you for all you've done to make She Writes the strong,…Continue
Added by Julia Barry on August 17, 2011 at 1:31pm
The Following Mind Stretch Presentation was given at to A Room of Her Own Foundation’s 2011 Summer Retreat for Women Writers and became the seed for The Collaboration Hub group at She Writes where collaborative pairs and others looking to partner meet to discuss process and share resources.
Added by Tania Pryputniewicz on August 23, 2011 at 4:24pm
International competition for 400-word poetry, stories, reportage inspired by Bengali poet and Nobel laureate Rabindranath Tagore. Prizes: 200/300 pounds (there are different age-determined competitions) and publication. Deadline: Jan. 31, 2012. See details at http://www.sampad.org.uk/learning/opportunities/competitions/
Added by Betsy Robinson on August 17, 2011 at 4:32am
Unpublished (in book, magazine, or periodical format via a Fortune 500 recognized publishing firm) Adventure Writers Competition. Submit full-length manuscripts between Oct. 1, 2011 and Jan. 1, 2012. Prize: $1,000. See details at: http://cusslersociety.com/writers_competition.html
Added by Betsy Robinson on August 19, 2011 at 4:52am
Kingsley Tufts and Kate Tufts poetry awards: $100,000 and $10,000, respectively—to enable mid-career poet to “work on his or her craft for awhile without paying bills.” For a citizen or legal resident alien of the United States. Deadline: Sept. 15. See details http://www.cgu.edu/pages/6056.asp
Added by Betsy Robinson on August 21, 2011 at 8:37am
Real Simple ESSAY CONTEST: Prize: $3,000 and publication + all-expenses-paid trip to New York City to meet with the editors. Theme: “When did you first understand the meaning of love?” (up to 1,500 words) Deadline: September 15 Details at: …Continue
Added by Betsy Robinson on August 22, 2011 at 4:00am
The Victoria A. Hudson Scholarship will award a $500 registration scholarship to one Fiction, Poetry and Nonfiction emerging writer to attend the San Francisco Writers Conference February 17-19 2012. The scholarship covers registration fee only, does not include lodging, food (except what is included with the registration) or speed dating with agents.
Emerging writer is defined as: Does not have an agent or book contract or…Continue
Added by Victoria A. Hudson on August 22, 2011 at 2:13pm
Reviews, Interviews and Giveaways
Be the first to watch LIE - the Book Trailer - by an AMAZING independent filmmaker HEATHER SMITH! LIE - my debut novel is coming out August 30th from St. Martin's Press. Watch the trailer -- http://youtu.be/QZPmG1mrymk
Added by Caroline Bock on August 16, 2011 at 6:27pm
When I still lived in the Midwest, I taught a fiction writing workshop at several different community colleges and other venues. It was a popular class; it lasted ten weeks, and each week we covered a different aspect of fiction writing: Getting Started, Characterization, Plot Development, and Setting, to list only a few.
Each week, students were to write a scene for a short story (or novel, if they were ambitious) where the topic of the week was the predominant feature. For the final…Continue
Added by Smoky Trudeau Zeidel on August 18, 2011 at 10:55am
In defence of the use of Tolstoy's interpolated essays in military matters, what happened to Moscow at the time of occupation, and why historians are wrong about history in War and Peace.
Leo Tolstoy's epic story War and Peace is interpolated with essays that take the form of epiphanies and refutations of the claims historians have made. Tolstoy incorporated extensive historical research and his own experiences with the Crimean War in order to produce a narrative which not only… Continue
Added by Sussan Khadem on August 17, 2011 at 11:11pm
I'm excited to…Continue
Added by Beck Gambill on August 19, 2011 at 4:37pm
Check out my blog for my latest Book Review!!
Added by Patricia Blomeley-Maddigan on August 20, 2011
Author Bonnie Trachtenberg toiled as a senior writer and copy chief at Book-of-the-Month Club. Wedlocked is her first self-published book and she takes us on a bumpy and entertaining ride with the protagonist Rebecca Ross and the cast of characters that go in and out of her life. Seat belts are required. Continue
Added by elizabeth on August 20, 2011 at 11:39am
New issue of Kings River Life is up and there's a fun mystery short story by Gail Farrelly http://kingsriverlife.com/08/20/bad-boy-mystery-short-story/
And an interview with mystery/noir author Ed Lynskey, a review of his book "Lake Charles" and an ebook giveaway http://kingsriverlife.com/08/20/ed-lynskey-interview-review/
Added by Lorie Ham on August 20, 2011 at 10:43am
E-Book Give-Away August 22 - 29: To win an e-book of Wish for the Moon, leave a comment about this interview with your e-mail. International.
Wish for the Moon is a tale about a 16-yr-old in 1901, Annie McGinnis, who lives on a farm with her family in Northern Texas. Her life changes when a stranger, Max Landry, walks to their house and asks for work. During the 3-year span of the story, Annie becomes the caretaker for her big slow-witted brother, her mother until she dies, her widower… Continue
Added by Linda Weaver Clarke on August 21, 2011 at 5:56pm
'The Epic Story of Me' planned for an October release!
This one was a fun one! OK ... I always say my…Continue
Added by Aidana WillowRaven on August 23, 2011 at 3:02pm