Tag: women writers

The Bonnie and Clyde from Becoming Bonnie

The Bonnie and Clyde from Becoming Bonnie

Today is the anniversary of the date where life on the lam for two of America’s most infamous outlaws, Bonnie Parker and Clyde Barrow, came to an end. The day brought a mixture of tears and celebratory shouts. During the Great Depression, some praised the Barrow Gang as a symbol of anti-establishment. Others saw the […]

May 23, 2017 | By | Reply More
Q&A with Catherine Ryan Hyde

Q&A with Catherine Ryan Hyde

Catherine Ryan Hyde is absolutely one of the most bold-faced names we’ve interviewed here at WWWB. She is the author of 32 books and counting, including ALLIE & BEA (Lake Union, 2017), SAY GOODBYE FOR NOW, LEAVING BLYTHE RIVER, ASK HIM WHY, WORTHY, THE LANGUAGE OF HOOFBEATS, TAKE ME WITH YOU, WHERE WE BELONG, WHEN […]

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Writing About Love

Writing About Love

It wasn’t until I started writing fiction that I became aware of the widespread tendency to view men’s writing about love, family and relationships as a meaningful reflection on the human condition and women’s as frivolous and inconsequential. Increasingly there is a will to challenge and redress this prejudice and its consequences and that is […]

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Place Settings

Place Settings

I’ve often said that I could live in an airlock in outer space for the rest of my life and never miss fresh air. Fresh baked bread, I’d miss. But sunshine, a cool breeze, and the way the moonlight dances across the surface of the ocean? Meh. Suffice it to say, I am not what […]

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Catharsis

Catharsis

Over the years, my reading tastes have run the gamut from bodice rippers to serious literary works. I’ve devoured spy novels and biographies alike; lapped up women’s fiction and mysteries of all kinds. As a rule, if a story can elicit strong emotion, I’m all over it. Although lately, all I want to do is […]

May 15, 2017 | By | Reply More
Getting Past the Opening: Where to Start your Novel

Getting Past the Opening: Where to Start your Novel

We sit in front of the keyboard, poised, with an idea for a book spinning in our head, and find ourselves afraid to start. After all, we are aware we have one paragraph, or three at best, to capture the attention of the reader. What do we do? My friend and mentor, Elizabeth Searle, offered […]

May 11, 2017 | By | 1 Reply More
5 Tips to Turn Ordinary Interactions into Book Sales

5 Tips to Turn Ordinary Interactions into Book Sales

In the course of a day, even introverted writers (which I must admit, I’m not) have the opportunity to turn everyday interactions into book buzz. This week alone, I was talking to the Macy’s clerk and as she hung the cute new dress I was buying, I mentioned that I had a book coming out […]

May 9, 2017 | By | 3 Replies More
Writing an Authentic YA Voice

Writing an Authentic YA Voice

We all remember what it feels like to be a teenager, right? A tumultuous time filled with angst and first love and new friends and burgeoning independence. Whether we had positive or negative experiences in our high school years, they tend to stick with us. I speak for myself when I say that I remember […]

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Patient H69: The Story of my Second Sight

Patient H69: The Story of my Second Sight

I am methodically gathering visual information from those around me – building a mental picture of what I look like. I’m told my pupils are hugely and disturbingly dilated, the blue irises overtaken by black, unseeing orbs. I imagine that I resemble an owl, or with my increasingly unkempt hair, a zombie from a bad […]

May 8, 2017 | By | Reply More
Invisible Women In The History Of Literature

Invisible Women In The History Of Literature

As a child, I loved to write secrets in invisible ink. When I wrote words with orange juice, they could be read only in the heat of a candle flame. And that is how it felt when looking for women writers to balance the record during my research for A Biography of Story, A Brief […]

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