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Interview in Writers Digest: Curation & Community: Inside the Online Literary Magazine Women Writers, Women’s Books 

Interview in Writers Digest: Curation & Community: Inside the Online Literary Magazine Women Writers, Women’s Books 

We’re hugely excited about featuring in Writer’s Digest! Read the interview HERE

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Writing Tiny: A Look Into Flash Fiction

Writing Tiny: A Look Into Flash Fiction

Plot, characterization, structure, hook. These are buzzwords for writers everywhere, words we live and breath, ideas we sacrifice hours of our lives toward (and maybe even a few tears) just so we can craft the perfect story. We agonize over each paragraph and chapter, and we probably use hundreds of pages while doing so. When […]

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ADJUSTING TO YES by Julie Maloney

ADJUSTING TO YES by Julie Maloney

The journalist sitting across from me in the café was someone who had been following me for years. Several times, she had written about the non-profit organization I founded fifteen years ago called Women Reading Aloud. She had kept up with how things had progressed from welcoming writers gathered around the dining table in my […]

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A Mother and Daughter Crime Fighting Duo for the 21st Century

A Mother and Daughter Crime Fighting Duo for the 21st Century

Literature has not been kind to mothers. From the earliest stories fed to us at bedtime, mothers die and get replaced with evil stepmothers. Coming of age stories are filled with overbearing maternal figures. It’s the mother who creates a serial killer or gives birth to psychopaths. I didn’t set out to write a mother/daughter […]

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Gondoliers and Writing

Gondoliers and Writing

Your story sounds like a movie or a book. You should write one. The gazzillionth time I heard those words when first meeting someone was when I decided to take that advice. So began a nine year passage to learning and self-discovery; almost a decade dedicated to writing a story inspired by a chance encounter […]

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The Professional Writer

The Professional Writer

In his groundbreaking book, Outliers, Malcom Gladwell wrote about the power of practicing 10,000 hours in order to reach a higher level of proficiency and greatness in one’s profession or hobby. When I read his theory, I remember feeling as if that was one of the fairest statements ever made. In a lottery world revolving […]

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Writing Is Re-Writing, It Takes A Village

Writing Is Re-Writing, It Takes A Village

I’ve rewritten most parts of my book at least 100 times. From the moment I first tried to express myself in 2002, I’ve changed the scope and details of my memoir over and over. I’ve learned that it takes a village, not only to raise a child, but to birth a book. The help of […]

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When To Take Advice And When To Trust Your Intuition

When To Take Advice And When To Trust Your Intuition

The first thing people spot when they step into my kitchen is a large painting tacked on the wall above the breadbin. ‘That’s lovely,’ they say. ‘Your son? He’s very artistic.’ They’re right on one score; my son painted it 20 years ago. He was about three. But lovely? That depends. It’s a simple, childish […]

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3 Ways to Use “Accidental Research” to Write More Authentic Fiction

3 Ways to Use “Accidental Research” to Write More Authentic Fiction

It’s a run-of-the-mill question, but one that comes up again and again: “What sort of research did you do for this story?” Whether we’re writing contemporaries or historicals, readers like to know that we’ve done due diligence, and perhaps to discern how much of our fiction could conceivably be real. Sometimes, the answer is straightforward: […]

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How To Take Your Writing To The Next Level

How To Take Your Writing To The Next Level

Finding your way in the publishing world as a writer isn’t always easy but She Writes University aims to bring authors the tools they need to successfully write, publish and promote their books. With webinars kicking off on April 5th, writers will have the opportunity to learn from some of the best in the publishing […]

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