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    July 2016
    Deborah Siegel owns her writerly angst. A few weeks ago, I proclaimed my new status of not-writing-that-next-book. I declared my peace with the decision, heart-wrenching though it was, and announced my intention to move on. The books amassed for the...
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  • November 2015
    Great topic, great post, and great discussion. In college and afterwards I felt very self-conscious about my mother's published perspective of me and my brothers. It was all positive, mind you, and her book The Winning Family was a tacit brag about...
  • July 2012
    I have experienced sexism but more from people outside the writing industry. But I'm sure lots of women have experienced the blank look and slow-shuffle sideways escape routine when they mention that they're a writer (or in my case completing a...
  • July 2012
    I use code names for my kids when I write for the public and tend to stick to the part of their stories that intersect with mine. When they are young that includes everything, but now that they are older teens, I do not go into detail about their...
  • June 2012
    When my children were small, I was writing a humourous column for a local paper.  I wrote about family happenings but I didn't include names (except for my dogs - no problem there).  My children didn't have any problem with it and actually thought...
  • June 2012
    This is something I have wondered about a lot, as a columnist for a regional magazine where I write about my daughter, but more specifically my experience of being her mother, every month (http://www.chronogram.com/user/profile/bethanysaltman). I...
  • May 2012
    There has always been sexism in literature, in reviews, in publishing, in politics.  Until women stand up for all women, sexism will continue.  We don't stand up for all women, let's admit it--get over it or get down to it.  Many of our heroines,...
  • August 2011
    My favorite quotes straight from my facebook page (each of these are referred to often for strength and guidance):   "What necessity is there to dwell on the Past, when the Present is so much surer--the Future so much brighter?"- Charlotte Bronte,...
  • August 2011
    Muse use me. Conduit your words.

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