Author Archive: Victoria Shockley

Victoria Shockley is a writer and editor, an avid reader of fiction, and a sophomore at North Carolina State University in Raleigh. She’s majoring in English with a concentration in language and writing, and has aspirations to graduate a year ahead of her class to become a professional writer or editor. Recently she declared a minor in French, and is hoping to have the opportunity to participate in NCSU’s study abroad program in Paris, France for the week of spring break. Victoria is one of those rare students who actually enjoys school and learning, and she is proud to have a GPA that falls within the top 9% of the sophomore class at NCSU. Currently she is participating in an internship with Women Writers, Women Books for the fall semester. She is also a part-time copy editor for the NCSU school newspaper, the Technician. When she’s not fine-tuning her own writing (or that of others), you can find her absorbed in a novel, singing slightly off-key renditions of karaoke songs, crossing items off her “bucket list,” or practicing her French to become fluent in the language one day. Connect with Victoria on LinkedIn at http://www.linkedin.com/in/victoriashockley.

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Farewell From Assistant Editor Victoria Shockley

Farewell From Assistant Editor Victoria Shockley

“When I am writing, I am trying to find out who I am, who we are, what we’re capable of, how we feel, how we lose and stand up, and go on from darkness into darkness. I’m trying for that.” – Maya Angelou Roughly five months ago, I had a conversation with Anora McGaha, founder […]

November 13, 2012 | By | 2 Replies More
Women Writers in the Republic of Congo

Women Writers in the Republic of Congo

The Republic of Congo is the most populous Francophone country, ranking even higher than France in population. However, the appearance of French literature is a fairly recent development, with one of the first French works being published in 1954. Congolese women writers did not begin publishing written works until the late 1960s or early 1970s […]

July 25, 2012 | By | 1 Reply More
Working as a Virtual Editorial Intern for Women Writers, Women Books

Working as a Virtual Editorial Intern for Women Writers, Women Books

This summer I am working as a virtual editorial intern for the online-only magazine Women Writers, Women Books. What’s it like working as a virtual intern, you ask? This is the first time I have experienced working virtually, and I love it! It’s very flexible and allows me the opportunity to work at odd hours, […]

July 19, 2012 | By | 4 Replies More
Tips #3 For Contributors: Provide Social Media Links With Your Post

Tips #3 For Contributors: Provide Social Media Links With Your Post

At the bottom of guest posts, we like to include links so that interested readers can learn more about the author and his or her written works. When submitting a guest post to Women Writers, Women Books, feel free to include a link to your Facebook, Twitter, LinkedIn, Pinterest, Smashwords, or author website (or all […]

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Women Writers in Ivory Coast

Women Writers in Ivory Coast

Although the French language has been present in Ivory Coast as far back as the 1880s, the first real piece of French literature by an Ivorian writer was not published until 1936. For nearly forty years, the literary scene was dominated by male writers. The year 1975 marked the introduction of women’s writing in the country, […]

July 16, 2012 | By | 3 Replies More
Tip #2 For Contributors: Proofread Your Post

Tip #2 For Contributors: Proofread Your Post

Before submitting your guest post to Women Writers, Women Books, always to read over it at least twice to check for errors. Make sure your writing flows smoothly, and has an introduction and conclusion that match up with your main idea. Make sure that your article has the right tone; sometimes, a single sentence can […]

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How to Create a Post in WordPress

How to Create a Post in WordPress

The following set of instructions are directed towards contributors wishing to create a new post on a website using WordPress. The following steps will describe how to upload text, insert photos into the post, choose categories, add tags, and then submit the finished article for review. Accessing the Dashboard (Step 1): First, log into your WordPress account by going to www.booksbywomen.org/wp-admin and typing […]

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Tip #1 For Contributors: Provide Photos With Your Post

Tip #1 For Contributors: Provide Photos With Your Post

When submitting a guest post to Women Writers, Women Books, always include a photo or two of yourself and a photo of your book cover (if you don’t have a book published yet, an alternate photo is fine – perhaps some artwork that you’ve done). The author photo can be by yourself or doing something […]

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