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I Am Subject: We Write What We Need to Learn

I Am Subject: We Write What We Need to Learn

Meet US Author Diane DeBella. She’s is our Site Sponsor through early June 2014. Her book “I Am Subject” is highly relevant to each of us as women, and as women writers. It is about being subject of our own lives, not objects, not adjuncts to the lives of others. Stay a while. Linger here and […]

April 19, 2014 | By | 19 Replies More
A Treasure of Letters

A Treasure of Letters

Years ago, I discovered a trove of letters in my backyard.   I had just become the owner of an old house and when I went to clear out the weed-choked yard, I found, hidden in a broken-down shed, a steamer trunk.  The trunk was sagging with rot but still tightly closed and sealed.  When […]

March 18, 2014 | By | 1 Reply More
How Can I Get My Memoir Published

How Can I Get My Memoir Published

After you have toiled and tinkered and revised for ages, and you feel you finally have a strong manuscript, you begin to wonder how on earth to get your book into print. It goes without saying that that is a tough world, and even really top literary manuscripts fail to find a New York publisher. […]

October 25, 2013 | By | 7 Replies More
How Guernsey Evacuees Changed My Life

How Guernsey Evacuees Changed My Life

In May 2008 I was an administrator at the University of Manchester and also a part time history student. One day whilst working in a Manchester archive, I discovered that over 17,000 Guernsey evacuees had arrived in England in June 1940, just before the Nazis invaded their island. I was totally astounded! I knew that […]

September 1, 2013 | By | 3 Replies More
Losing the Artist, Saving Her Art (Part 2)

Losing the Artist, Saving Her Art (Part 2)

Continued from Losing the Artist, Saving her Art Part 1. Eugenia’s physicians finally allowed her to travel with considerable misgivings, as she was 84 and had a metallic heart valve. Transatlantic travel is stressful one way or the other, but there was no holding her back. She wanted to experience the place that her daughter had loved […]

November 23, 2012 | By | 2 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
Domestic Abuse and Isolation in Relationships

Domestic Abuse and Isolation in Relationships

For Domestic Violence Awareness Month, we are featuring a number of blog posts by women writers on the topic. Sexual assault, addiction, and suicide are unsolved social problems that carry stigmas. The stigmas cast a code of silence that do not solve problems. The result of not speaking about the crime of sexual assault is too often […]

October 16, 2012 | By | 2 Replies More
How to Stay Motivated to Finish Your Writing

How to Stay Motivated to Finish Your Writing

As any writer or author knows, starting a new book or other writing project is usually fun and exciting. But once you get started, staying motivated to actually finish writing the book or project can be pretty tough, especially if you’re working on something that can take several months to complete. My first book, a […]

September 22, 2012 | By | 33 Replies More
Literary Festivals: From Jaipur to Beijing

Literary Festivals: From Jaipur to Beijing

Two countries, two civilizations, and two literary festivals. As a writer I had the pleasure of participating in this year’s Jaipur International Literature Festival in India. Six weeks later, I discarded my summer tops in India for woollen sweaters in snowy China to attend Beijing’s Bookworm International Literature Festival. I combined the festivals with a […]

September 15, 2012 | By | 2 Replies More