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About Our Editorial Intern: Rachel C. Lewis

About Our Editorial Intern: Rachel C. Lewis

This spring I am working as the virtual editorial intern of the wonderful online literary magazine known as Women Writers, Women Books. Here is a little bit about who I am and how I became a part of the WWWB team. About Me I am currently a sophomore at Elon University, a liberal arts college in […]

March 8, 2013 | By | 3 Replies More
Wonderful Women Writers

Wonderful Women Writers

I don’t recall the name of the male author or the title of the book that I was reading in my early 20s when I came upon the phrase, “her heaving breasts” one too many times. Ugh! Who were these raven haired, luscious lipped female characters whose breasts were constantly heaving? Nobody I knew, that’s […]

November 30, 2012 | By | 3 Replies More
MariJo Moore: A Woman Writer’s Interview

MariJo Moore: A Woman Writer’s Interview

MariJo – It was a pleasure to connect with you on Facebook today over the photo of the Red Tailed Hawk. I’m glad we interacted enough for me to look at your website, and you to look at Women Writers, Women Books. And thank you very much for your interest in participating, it’s especially timely […]

November 24, 2012 | By | 3 Replies More
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
When Love Hurts

When Love Hurts

In honor of Domestic Violence Awareness month in October 2012 …. It was during a counseling course while getting my Masters degree that I had to choose an issue: I chose “battered women.” I am not sure what drew me to this topic, but I read every book I could find on it. I gave my […]

October 30, 2012 | By | 2 Replies More
Baptism by Fire

Baptism by Fire

In support of the effort every year in October to raise the world’s awareness of the epidemic of domestic violence throughout the world, regardless of class, education or culture, we are pleased to feature guest writers on the topic. I was born the oldest of four children to two alcoholics who expressed emotion with slurred […]

October 24, 2012 | By | 2 Replies More
When Love Twists Into Abuse

When Love Twists Into Abuse

As part of Domestic Violence Awareness Month in October 2012, we are grateful to share these guest posts to raise attention to what #DV is and how to work with it. It manifests itself in many ways. John hits his wife because dinner’s not ready on time. Bob tells his girlfriend she’s lucky she has […]

October 24, 2012 | By | 8 Replies More
On Giving Yourself Permission

On Giving Yourself Permission

My training is in the theater as an actor and director. One year, during rehearsals for a play, I began a short relationship with the only man in the play, an inexperienced but charming actor. He fancied himself a writer and scribbled stream of consciousness into a notebook, long and wordy, signifying nothing.  But he […]

October 13, 2012 | By | 2 Replies More
Musings about Magic

Musings about Magic

Maybe it’s because I grew up too fast. A bespectacled avoider of physical education, I became too serious too soon and now long to recapture my childhood. Or maybe this is my way of protesting. On the other hand, at this mid-stage point in my life, I’m hungry for adventure. Whatever the reason, my writing […]

October 6, 2012 | By | 10 Replies More
The Vet and the IED

The Vet and the IED

During the month of October 2012, for Domestic Violence Awareness Month, we will be featuring some posts related to Domestic Violence. This one is a poem by Anora. People like to ask her if her #DV writing is based on personal experience. She answers, “What’s important to know is that it is universal.”  The Vet […]

October 1, 2012 | By | 9 Replies More