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    February 2018
    I was excited as I drove to visit Ellie, a member of my writer’s group, who had offered to read the first draft of my memoir. On the phone, she’d said she was enjoying it, so I was ready for a big ego boost, like that scene in the...
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  • An article by Eileen Flanagan was featured
    July 2016
    I was excited as I drove to visit Ellie, a member of my writer’s group, who had offered to read the first draft of my memoir. On the phone, she’d said she was enjoying it, so I was ready for a big ego boost, like that scene in the...
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  • April 2016
    Thanks, Brooke. This rings true to my experience both as someone who has been a writer for over twenty years and as someone whose focus has changed a lot over the last few years. I'm building a new tribe now, though my old body of work is still...
  • February 2016
    Thanks for the response, Brooke. I agree with everything you say about what should be done within publishing! I don't mean to minimize at all the work that the industry needs to do, and as white people, it's appropriate for you and I to focus on the...
  • February 2016
    I appreciate this very much, Brooke, and agree that it's important to take these issues on. I'm part of a racially diverse writer's group and have heard a few stories about publishing "stupidity," though I use the term "implicit bias," the term for...
  • September 2015
    Thanks, Kamy. I did an e-book price discount for a few days around Earth Day, since my memoir Renewable is about the mid-life crisis that lead me to climate change activism. I did see a significant improvement in my amazon ranking, mostly for the...
  • June 2015
    I agree with much of Cait's analysis, which is why I hadn't been to BookExpo for a few years. This year I went partly to meet everyone from SWP! That said, I do think there are other things we can get out of Book Expo. I attend a few very...
  • May 2015
    Good for you, Ellen, for believing in the power and relevance of your story! There is so much in your story that reveals the problems in publishing. The slowness of the traditional route, the bias against the difficult stories of women's lives,...

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