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Member Newsletter — January 2021

Happy New Year! “Past and Present I know well; each is a friend and sometimes an enemy to me. But it is the quiet, beckoning Future, an absolute stranger, with whom I have fallen madly in love.” ~Richelle E. Goodrich~ ~writer and illustrator of young adult fantasy novels~   Dear Woman-Who-Writes! We all journeyed through a trifecta of historical events ...

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Member Newsletter — December 2020

­ “Writing is really a way of thinking — not just feeling but thinking about things that are disparate, unresolved, mysterious, problematic or just sweet.” ~Toni Morrison~     Dear Woman, Who Writes— The blank page. It’s a metaphor for starting over but carries additional meaning for writers. Many of us are intimidated by that blank page. We sit waiting ...

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Member Newsletter — November 2020

“Democracy is the recurrent suspicion that more than half of the people are right more than half of the time. It is the feeling of privacy in the voting booths, the feeling of communion in the libraries, the feeling of vitality everywhere. Democracy is a letter to the editor. … It is an idea which hasn’t been disproved yet, a ...

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Meetings via Zoom Video Conferencing

Join us for our next Zoom meeting, on the first Tuesday of the month through the Zoom video conferencing platform 6:30 to 8 PM.   Members who want a critique, please send a manuscript (no more than 1200 words) by 5 PM the Monday prior to kimberly.g.crum@gmail.com as a Word attachment. We will screen-share your manuscript so members and guests can provide peer critiques. ...

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Member Newsletter — October 2020

“I hope you will go out and let stories happen to you, and that you will work them, water them with your blood and tears and your laughter till they bloom, till you yourself burst into bloom.” Clarissa Pinkola Estes ~Author Women Who Run with the Wolves~   Dear Woman, Who Writes— As a membership organization, we have managed—not always ...

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The ‘I’ is Not Enough

Exploring point-of-view in your writing “I have wanted you to see out of my eyes so many times.” ~Elizabeth Berg~ Perhaps, you write creative nonfiction — personal essay, memoir, literary journalism. You use fictional techniques to create true stories. But the first-person pronoun, at times, feels a bit narcissistic. And, you tire of the relentless drumbeat of ‘I.’ Sometimes you ...

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Members’ Fall Writers’ Retreat – Oct 10–11, 2020

Saturday, October 10 at 10am until Sunday, October 11 at 3pm 8221 Wolf Pen Branch Road Louisville, KY 40059     We will retreat again at the Hopscotch House in Prospect, KY on Saturday, October 10—all day—with an overnight option on Saturday night. Cost is $20 including one boxed dinner (no potluck). WWW will provide individually wrapped snacks and each ...

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Member Newsletter — September 2020

“Why does one begin to write? Because she feels misunderstood, I guess. Because it never comes out clearly enough when she tries to speak. Because she wants to rephrase the world, to take it in and give it back again differently, so that everything is used and nothing is lost. Because it’s something to do to pass the time until ...

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Member Newsletter — August 2020

“You can’t use up creativity. The more you use, the more you have.” ~Maya Angelou~ Dear WWW Member— We thought we’d meet on Zoom a couple of months. August will be our fifth videoconference meeting. The beat goes on. Isolation and uncertainty can create feelings of restlessness, which Buddhists refer to as, “monkey mind.” Distraction and self-doubt can hamper creativity. ...

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Members Retreat at Valaterra — July 18th, 2020

  Members’ Retreat at Valaterra Saturday, July 18th 9am – 6pm   Our Writing Retreat at the Valaterra Spiritual Retreat Center in Lagrange, KY is scheduled for Saturday July 18th—9 AM to 6PM. The retreat will begin with a panel discussion featuring a panel of women writers from several genres. Participants will then enjoy quiet time to write without distraction, ...

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