Author Archive: Barbara
Dutch by birth and serial emigrant, Barbara currently lives with her husband and daughter in a tiny village in Galicia, in northeast Spain, as basic and simple as can be. When she's not tweeting excessively about escaping chickens, bug infected potatoes and swearing villagers, she tries to string words together into coherent sentences or teaches. Visit Barbara's website.
What is the best thing about writing? — Women Writers (@WomenWriters) September 18, 2014 @WomenWriters To have written 🙂 — Kathleen Fordyce (@KathleenFordyce) September 18, 2014 @WomenWriters Serves as a catharsis. #writing — Sarai (@sarah_rahman) September 18, 2014 @WomenWriters Writing is the only thing that stops me from ruminating about the things I know I […]
How important is smell in your writing? — Women Writers (@WomenWriters) August 16, 2014 @WomenWriters I use scent for various visceral things in my writing. Scent and taste bring the reader into the character's immediate world — AK Anderson (@A_K_Anderson) August 16, 2014 @WomenWriters Smell is a key sense we must describe in our writing. […]
We asked you on twitter! Do you know how your novel will end when you start writing it? — Women Writers (@WomenWriters) August 1, 2014 @WomenWriters yes always! Rough plot first including ending then flesh out from there. — Sally King (@SallyKingUK) August 1, 2014 @WomenWriters: that kind of assumes I have an inkling of […]
We asked on Twitter, you answered! How do stories come to you? Do you visualise them or do you actually hear the words? — Women Writers (@WomenWriters) July 28, 2014 @WomenWriters like movies playing scene by scene, sometimes just a line or two, or a location, a name or a feeling in my gut #amwriting […]
Joanne Harris, @Joannechocolat, is one of our favorite authors on twitter. If you do not follow her yet, you should! We collected ten of her writing tips from last week: Today’s #TenTweets continue my series of tips for writers. Today, it’s Ten Mistakes To Avoid. And yes, I’ve made them all at one time… — […]
What is the best book by a woman writer you’ve read this year? We asked you on twitter. Here are your answers! #readwomen2014 @WomenWriters It’s a draw between Gillian Flynn’s Dark Places and Donna Tartt’s The Little Friend. #readomwne2014 — Isabel Ferreira (@isa_m_ferreira) July 10, 2014 @WomenWriters A God in Every Stone by @kamilashamsie — […]
We asked you on twitter… How quickly do you share you work with others? Straight away when you have an idea? The first chapter? Or only once you’ve finished? — Women Writers (@WomenWriters) June 27, 2014 @WomenWriters I used to never show anyone anything. Now I try to make it a regular challenge to share, […]
There are some amazing competitions for women writers! We didn’t want you to miss this one! Mslexia Women’s Memoir Competition is for full-length memoirs from unpublished memoirists. The only competition of its type in the UK, Mslexia is looking for memoirs of at least 50,000 words of prose that narrate actual events in the writer’s […]
By now you must have heard about #Readwomen2014, brainchild of author and illustrator Joanna Walsh. We asked Joanna for an update! What’s happened to #readwomen2014 since it took twitter by storm? Is it still going strong? From strength to strength! The Twitter account has over 4000 followers, and I’ve been impressed by the number of […]
We’re looking for women writers to share their social media experiences with us. Do you consider Social Media a mere procrastination tool or has it helped you? Leave your comments below. We might feature you in our next post!