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So What's Your 6-Word Memoir on Love & Heartbreak? Are you participating in the B&W Blogger Ball: A Get-To-Know-Each-Other Blog Hop? Well, perhaps now is the time to "Connect and Collect" - A Blogshop with Writer's Digest's Robert Le...


But wait – for those socially connected and taking the challenge -  Social Media Challenge: 7 Lessons Learned, Mid-Cleanse – What have we learned?


In the middle of penning the next best seller – check out these posts Beyond the Most Common Fiction Mistakes and Plotting the Novel: Part III: Conflict.


There is a whole lot of writing and a whole lot of reading going on at She Writes – take a look at the reviews and giveaway and stay connected in one of the 249 active groups.


It all happened this past week. Check it out below

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What's Your 6-Word Memoir on Love & Heartbreak?

Posted by Julia Barry on February 13, 2011


B&W Blogger Ball: A Get-To-Know-Each-Other Blog Hop

Posted by Meg Waite Clayton on February 13, 2011


Our Blogs

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Do You Know An "Invisible Woman"? Because We Want to Meet Her.

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Six Word Memoir Contest: "Why I Write"

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Blog Posts on Writing

Method Writing Added by Lyla Campbell on February 10, 2011 at 7:37am

Do you write what you know? Do you write what you do? How do you fully flesh out something on the page when you don't have any experience in the topic? We're writers so we do our, reading topical articles, talking to people in the know...but it can sometimes come out flatter than the page it's written on.

Nothing comes close to first hand experience. After all how would you describe chocolate if you've never smelled it's aroma, tasted it on your tongue, or felt…   Continue


Beyond the Most Common Fiction Mistakes Added by Victoria Mixon on February 11, 2011 at 2:00pm

I know you all read The 4 Most Common Mistakes Fiction Editors See.   But what if you're more sophisticated than that? Well, a lot of you are. So let's go Beyond the Most Common Fiction Mistakes.  …Continue



Five Questions for...Sarah MacLean (Valentine's Day Edition!) Added by Five Questions on February 14, 2011 at 5:00am

Sarah MacLean is a New York-based author of…       Continue


Plotting the Novel: Part III: Conflict Added by Michelle Hoover on February 14, 2011 at 5:31pm

The third installment of notes from my "Plotting the Novel" seminar at Boston's Grub Street (find out more about their courses and other offerings at  The course has four parts:  Yearning, The Launch, Conflict, and…



Other Hot Blogs

Pink and Blue Diaries’ Social Media Challenge: 7 Lessons Learned, M... Added by The Pink and Blue Diaries on February 10, 2011 at 5:30pm Continue

An Author Double Header Added by 1st Books on February 10, 2011 at 10:30am

Two Posts this Week: Katherine Ellison, author of Buzz, and Christina Meldrum, who was the… Continue


5 questions for Jean Kilbourne Added by Claudia Kilbourne Lux on February 11, 2011 at 11:00am



The Writing Week in Review Added by Lyla Campbell on February 11, 2011 at 9:47am

Happy Friday everyone! Here's a collection of the fabulous writing resources I found on the interwebs this past week. Peep through them, and hopefully you will find something that helps your writing this weekend.

Making Your Writing Exciting At the Sentence Level

7 Habits of Serious…Continue


An Agent Story and She Writes


An Agent Story Added by Lily Iona MacKenzie on February 13, 2011 at 11:50pm

Take a look at my agent story and share your tales as well.             Continue


SHE WRITES Added by Robin Lelani on February 13, 2011 at 3:00am

SHE...writes her life, her love, her passion.
She writes what's in and out of fashion.
She writes a mess...
She writes what's good.
She has to write, that's understood.
She writes her high's, her low's, her joy's, her sorrows.
She writes her mundane days, her sleepless nights, her hopes for tomorrow. 
She writes for you, she writes for me, she writes what was, and what could be....she writes.
When things are going well, she writes.
When she is… Continue


Blog Hopping and Get Social


Blog Hop Added by Shah Wharton on February 12, 2011 at 4:41am

The Weekend Creative Blog Hop is back - please link up and join us in sharing our creations.  Continue


"Connect and Collect" - A Blogshop with Writer's Digest's Robert Le... Added by Erin Reel on February 14, 2011 at 7:14am

Today on The Lit Coach's Guide to The Writer's Life, Robert Lee Brewer, Senior Content Editor for The Writer's Digest Writing Community shares why it's important for writers to connect via social media and collect important info about their readers to broaden their author platform and how to get started.  I discuss WHY this action is so vital to your success as an author…



Interviews, Reviews, Books Published and Give Aways

Adoption, Developmental Disabilities, Parenthood, and Writing: an i... Added by Jessica Powers on February 9, 2011 at 6:18pm             Scott Eubanks's short story, "Brood Parasite," was published on The Fertile Source on January 31. Here, he talks with editor Jessica Powers about what it was like growing up in a foster home for children with developmental disabilities and how that shaped his writing, in particular, this short story.  … Continue


History Buffs and Suspense Aficionados Will Love The Scorpion's Bite Added by Aileen G. Baron on February 11, 2011 at 6:39pm 
Review by Lauren S. Smith   Third in the Lily Sampson series, The Scorpion's Bite is another archaeological thriller written by Aileen G. Baron. As in Baron's novel, The Torch of Tangier, Lily is the archaeologist who is purposely placed by the OSS in the Middle East during World War II to do more than dig around ruins.  Lily's job is to perform an archaeological survey of Trans-Jordan amid assassination plots…  Continue


book review : "Carnal Weapon" by Peter Hoffmann Added by Becky Hirst on February 12, 2011 at 10:23pm

Just finished another great book.  Below is the review.
Carnal Weapon - From Innocence to Intrigue
By Lauren S. Smith

Peter Hoffmann takes the 50s era from innocence to intrigue and injects it with some steamy sex scenes that you won't be able to get out of your mind. Carnal Weapon is a novel that has it all - including a plot that will keep its readers turning pages and wanting more when…



Reviews, interviews & book giveaway in new issue Added by Lorie Ham on February 12, 2011 at 11:12am

New issue of Kings River Life just went up and we have an interview with mystery author R.J. McDonnell whose books are set in the music industry, also a review of his latest book "Rock & Roll Rip-Off" & a give away
We also have a review of the latest Dean Koontz book "What The Night Knows".
Have a great weekend!
Lorie Ham Continue


An Interview with Nancy Stewart Added by Laura Page on February 14, 2011 at 2:00pm

A few weeks ago, I reviewed the book "One Pelican at a Time," a children's book written by Nancy Stewart. Since then, I've had the wonderful opportunity to chat with Nancy a bit and get her perspective on reading and writing children's and young adult literature. The following is an interview that Nancy graciously agreed to do for Literary Legs!

Laura: In your blog biography, you tell readers that you enjoyed school as a young person, and that teaching was a natur… Continue


Blisstree gives Valentine's Day shoutout to my book Do Not Disturb:... Added by Rachel Kramer Bussel on February 14, 2011 at 7:54am

Blisstree gave my book Do Not Disturb: Hotel Sex Stories a Valentine's Day plug! They're part of B5 Media, which also publishes Crushable and The Gloss (and Blisstree is on my list of Sites I'd Love to Write For). 5. Take a cue from the youngsters and… Continue


An Interview with Adlai Stevenson III, Part One: Government Transpa... Added by Kevin Camp on February 14, 2011 at 6:59am

Editor's Note:   Earlier this week I had the great honor to be able to interview… Continue


Book Review: Picking Bones from Ash Added by Roxanne Piskel on February 15, 2011 at 3:44pm   …Continue


Book Giveaway: CHANGE YOUR MINDSET, NOT YOUR MAN Added by Linda Weaver Clarke on February 14, 2011 at 5:30pm

Interview with Author Sally B. Watkins and Book Giveaway Book Give-Away February 14 – 21: for those interested in CHANGE YOUR MINDSET, NOT YOUR MAN, leave a comment about this interview with your e-mail. U.S. only. “From girlhood we have subscribed to the happily-ever-after myth from Sleeping Beauty, to Barbies, to romance novels, but men have not been socialized to fulfill these fantasies. I’m a big advocate of acceptance and teach women how to change the only one they can… Continue


Book Reviews: Black as Night & Waking Rose Added by Christina Weigand on February 14, 2011 at 5:14pm

Book Review: Black as Night

Waking Rose

Author: Regina Doman

These two books are the second and the third in a series of Fairy Tales retold. When I read the first book Shadow of the Bear, although I enjoyed the book, I felt the author Ms. Doman was a little weak on characterization and plot. In the second and third book Ms. Doman makes up for these shortcomings. In each book she choses two of the four main characters and has the story revolve around them. In the second…   Continue



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Thank you for your comments.  I plan to do a weekly Around She Writes - well, pause the game -I will miss the week of Spring Break as I will be playing with the family!!!  Otherwise, I am thrilled to know that you all find it valuable and I hope you continue to let me know what you like and what you would like to see in the weekly update.

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