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  • Writing about Trauma - Memoir

    Started by Paige McGhee Replies (1) Last reply by Amy Pilkington
    Hi Monica, I am beginning my Memoir and it has a lot of dramatic scenes that are difficult for me to write. These are different Trauma’s that happened to me. I would like to hear other writers opinions of how to get through these stages in your...
    • Monica J. Casper


      Started by Monica J. Casper
      Hi everyone, and thanks for joining my group. There are 7 of us now, which is a meaty enough number to generate some dialogue. I started this group because I write about trauma, both professionally (as a sociologist) and personally, through creative...
      • Beatrice Watson

        Beatrice Watson, Author of One Memoir, "Simply Ma Dear" and Inspirational and Social...

        Started by Beatrice Watson
        Perfecting my novel for that certain agent, when I find him or her, is a journey of research. I have been busy reading advice from published writers on how to proceed in this process and have been doing rewrites until I am dizzy. I even put my...
        • Ruth Feiertag

          Small and Indie Press members?

          Started by Ruth Feiertag Replies (1) Last reply by Lauren Hammond
          I see this group has been quiet for a while. I'm wondering if there are others on the list who work for or with small or independent presses, not (only) as authors, but as editors or marketers or interns? Ruth
          • Danielle Forrest

            Tell Us About Yourself...

            Started by Danielle Forrest Replies (14) Last reply by Lauren Hammond
            First off, welcome! So glad to have you here and meet fellow authors inundated with all it takes to self-publish.  I know it's not the same struggle as for Indie-published authors and hope that, together, we can help each other become the successes...
            • Kelley Harrell

              Call for writers for Queer Magick Anthology

              Started by Kelley Harrell
              I'm not part of this project; however, i have written for Immanion. Good stuff. ~*~*~*~ Call for Papers/Writers: Queer Magic Anthology…(title to be determined…) E-mail for inquiries and submissions: aediculaantinoi (at) hotmail (dot) com; please...
              • Michelle Ingram

                So where do you live?

                Started by Michelle Ingram Replies (6) Last reply by Chantal Walvoord
                Hi Ladies, helping Bayla out here. Would love to know where everyone in the group lives. This will help with future planning of mini playwright local events. Please share your location and some thoughts of what you would like to obtain from this...
                • Annette Spenner

                  Just Joined Hello!

                  Started by Annette Spenner
                  Just wanted to introduce myself and wish everyone a Happy Thanksgiving with a poem I wrote for the occasion. The time has come for us to say, I thank you for blessings that come my way. I'm thankful for friends old and new. who come to my house...
                  • Ananda Leeke

                    Valentine's Day Six-Word Memoirs

                    Started by Ananda Leeke Replies (14) Last reply by Irma Gonzalez
                    Happy Love Day All!Do you have a Valentine's Day six-word memoir to share?Here is my V-day six-word memoir:  Heart opens. Truth tells. Love blossoms.Thanks for sharing.  Peace, Creativity, and Six-Word Memoir Love,Ananda
                    • Renee Lehnen

                      Hello Everyone!

                      Started by Renee Lehnen Replies (4) Last reply by Francine Beaton
                      I joined She Writes a few days ago and then discovered NaNoWriMo yesterday. I'm "taking the plunge" as Mohana says, and resurrecting a novel about a Victorian midwife that I started a few years ago but never finished. As of yesterday, 350 words...
                      • Diana Harris

                        Another new hello

                        Started by Diana Harris Replies (2) Last reply by Beatrice Watson
                        For the past year, I've been refining the pitch for my historical fiction trilogy "Women Absent Their Men" and sending it to literary agents...all to no avail. I heard about She Writes Press about a week ago. Today I got confirmation from another...
                        • Marjorie Witt

                          Where is Everybody?

                          Started by Marjorie Witt Replies (10) Last reply by Eileen Drennen
                          I know there are a tone of memoir writers out there. I've seen them at conventions. I see shelves full of memoirs when I wander into one of the few bookstores left and I see pages and pages of them on Amazon. Hiding perhaps? Let's get this group...
                          • Beatrice Watson

                            Beatrice Watson, Author of One Memoir, "Simply Ma Dear" and Inspirational and Social...

                            Started by Beatrice Watson Replies (3) Last reply by Beatrice Watson
                            Just had the courage to release my latest project, an Historical, Paranormal Novel to a friend to read and critique, called "Shadows in The Sun", it was the hardest thing I've down in a long time, because it is like my baby that I was not sure was...
                            • Louise Szabo

                              Do any of you live in Ottawa

                              Started by Louise Szabo
                              HI. I am Louise Szabo from Ottawa. I have published a few books find the marketing of them so very difficult. It takes special skills, time, money and in the end I wonder if it is worth the while. It doesn't stop me from writing. It is my passion...
                              • Phyllis Smith

                                Fall Memoir Writing Courses and Retreats

                                Started by Phyllis Smith
                                I just started a new Memoir course through UCLA Extension. It is great to dive into a course so rich on craft devoted to Memoir. Is anyone else taking any writing courses? Are they focused on Memoir or other genres? Lastly, are you planning to...
                                • Jane  White

                                  How to network with blog

                                  Started by Jane White
                                  Hi there fellow bloggers! What are platforms and strategies that you have used to be successful in sharing the word about your blog? Thank you! Jane http://www.dearjane.ca/
                                  • Nicole Cruz

                                    INTRODUCE YOURSELF

                                    Started by Nicole Cruz
                                    Hello! Welcome to the group. Starting this discussion so we can introduce ourselves.
                                    • Nicole Cruz

                                      New Writing Job

                                      Started by Nicole Cruz
                                      Just got a job where I get to interview veterans and write storylines out of their experiences. I find it fascinating talking to men who have seen their fair share of violence and tragedy.
                                      • Deirdre Mendoza

                                        Writing About My Mother

                                        Started by Deirdre Mendoza Replies (1) Last reply by Phyllis Smith
                                        I've been writing a blog about my mother's journey with Alzheimer's. These short entries include me, as I am her only child, and my kids. My mom passed away this month and I'd now like to expand this blog into a book-length work. As I shift from my...
                                        • Nicole Cruz

                                          Introduction: All The Single Ladies Put Your Hands Up

                                          Started by Nicole Cruz
                                          Hello and welcome to the group. I started this group so that single women could openly discuss their current and past works. I believe in the concept of the collective helping each other out. As an intro: Hi I’m Nicole Aia Cruz. I am 25, a...