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Memoir Writing Tips

Memoir Writing Tips

Heidi Siefkas wrote a memoir about her extraordinary story of survival. We asked her if she could share some memoir writing tips with us. Writing a memoir is an all-in, unveiling of your most private experiences to the world. It’s not a sneak peek, but the whole enchilada whether good, bad, or Montezuma’s revenge. I’m […]

September 1, 2014 | By | 7 Replies More
Is Reading Still Relevant: Interview with Dr. Ang Sze Wei

Is Reading Still Relevant: Interview with Dr. Ang Sze Wei

Chialin Yu our correspondent on Chinese Women Writers attended the 10th Hong Kong Literature Festival and caught up with Dr. Ang Sze Wei of Hong Kong University’s Department of Comparative Literature.The Hong Kong Public Library had invited her to give a talk called “Why We Read”.  Chialin interviewed her on her thoughts about reading, its relevance in […]

August 1, 2014 | By | 1 Reply More
Introducing Chialin Yu

Introducing Chialin Yu

I’m Chialin Yu, a recently graduated high school student born and raised in Taipei, Taiwan. My parents taught me the value of literature. They are both avid readers who read all kinds of authors, settings and genres. My father always brought me books as gifts from his business trips. Because of their influence I’ve grown […]

July 10, 2014 | By | 3 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 Mslexia Women’s Memoir Competition is for full-length memoirs from unpublished memoirists.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
The Highs and Lows of Writing

The Highs and Lows of Writing

When Women Writers, Women’s Books  suggested that I should do another blog I was cautious. What should the subject be? Perhaps I could write on the pleasure of getting an option for a three part TV series for my novel Burnt Norton, but there are many options taken out each year on many books. Some […]

June 4, 2014 | By | 19 Replies More
Five Life Lessons from Women Writers

Five Life Lessons from Women Writers

We are at the mid-point in US Author Diane DeBella’s two month sojourn as our Site Sponsor. Her passion for the power of truth-telling to help keep girls and women subject of their (our) own lives is refreshing and motivating. We are collecting stories from readers for an #IAmSubject anthology. As a special concession to […]

May 30, 2014 | By | 11 Replies More
Trilogy Writing Tips

Trilogy Writing Tips

Alison Morton shares her Trilogy Writing Tips with us! This June,  the third book in my Roma Nova thriller series, SUCCESSIO, is out in the world. But as I raise a glass of bubbly with friends, fans and fellow writers to celebrate, I can’t help but smile. When I started my first novel, INCEPTIO, I […]

May 30, 2014 | By | 6 Replies More
An MA in writing – is it worth it?

An MA in writing – is it worth it?

Last month, the novelist Hanif Kureishi declared creative writing courses ‘a waste of time.’ The statement seems counterintuitive – Kureishi himself is a teacher of creative writing at Kingston University. Nevertheless, his statement sparked an energetic discussion, with Jeanette Winterson defending her professorship at Manchester University, while the novelist Lucy Ellmann wrote ‘I can’t stand […]

April 14, 2014 | By | 16 Replies More
The #iamsubject Project with Diane DeBella

The #iamsubject Project with Diane DeBella

Join the #iamsubject project! Diane DeBella, our Site Sponsor through June 5, 2014, is launching the #iamsubject Project inviting girls and women to participate in increasing awareness of the need for girls and women to stay subject of their own lives. She is inviting you to write your own #iamsubject story on your blog or […]

April 5, 2014 | By | Reply More
Daunted by Book Promotion? Don’t be.

Daunted by Book Promotion? Don’t be.

I am a dreamer. When two years ago I was told that Julian Fellowes, the writer and creator of Downton Abbey had a sister who lived in Chipping Campden, I believed it was destiny. My novel is set in Chipping Campden, I live in Chipping Campden, he was obviously meant to write the film script […]

March 20, 2014 | By | 25 Replies More