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.

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Writing Tips: 10 Mistakes to avoid

Writing Tips: 10 Mistakes to avoid

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… — […]

July 14, 2014 | By | 7 Replies More
What is the best book by a woman writer you’ve read this year? #readwomen2014

What is the best book by a woman writer you’ve read this year? #readwomen2014

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 — […]

July 10, 2014 | By | 5 Replies More
How quickly do you share your work?

How quickly do you share your work?

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, […]

June 28, 2014 | By | 4 Replies More
Memoir Competition Mslexia

Memoir Competition Mslexia

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 Mslexia Women’s Memoir Competition is for full-length memoirs from unpublished memoirists.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 […]

June 15, 2014 | By | 7 Replies More
#Readwomen2014: An Update

#Readwomen2014: An Update

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 […]

June 2, 2014 | By | 3 Replies More
What does Social Media mean to you?

What does Social Media mean to you?

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!      

May 15, 2014 | By | 43 Replies More
What Recent Book Made You Cry?

What Recent Book Made You Cry?

What recent book made you cry? — Women Writers (@WomenWriters) April 13, 2014   @WomenWriters …my bank book… — Gillian Cornwall (@KilaNalu) April 13, 2014   @WomenWriters Me Before You. I sobbed so much i was nearly sick. Thanks for that @jojomoyes x — lisa thompson (@lthompsonwrites) April 13, 2014   @lthompsonwrites sorry! and – […]

April 19, 2014 | By | 3 Replies More
#Readwomen2014: 5 ways to get involved

#Readwomen2014: 5 ways to get involved

By now you must have heard about #Readwomen2014, brainchild of author and illustrator Joanna Walsh. But reading books by women writers and tweeting recommendations  isn’t the only way you can get involved. 1. Looking Glass Books in Edinburgh started a #readwomen2014 book club. We hope more will follow! Tweet us about it! 2. That review […]

February 24, 2014 | By | 2 Replies More
#Readwomen2014: Get involved!

#Readwomen2014: Get involved!

  “I had no inkling #readwomen2014 would become so successful, but revolutions start small.” Joanna Walsh said in the Guardian. Joanna started the hashtag #readwomen2014 on twitter after creating New Years bookmarks with a list of female authors on the back. Her goal? To equalize the gender imbalance in our collective reading habits.  Since then #readwomen2014 has […]

January 22, 2014 | By | 8 Replies More
Giving up on a Writing Project

Giving up on a Writing Project

We asked your on Twitter! Question… Have you ever given up on a writing project? What made you decide to do so? (we will compile answers for our site ;-)) — Women Writers (@WomenWriters) January 2, 2014 @WomenWriters Sure have..Well, for a while anyways. I felt awful about it for roughly a year, then went […]

January 3, 2014 | By | 2 Replies More