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Member Newsletter — March 2021

  “So long as you write what you wish to write, that is all that matters; and whether it matters for ages or only for hours, nobody can say.” ~Virginia Woolf~   March is Women’s History Month, which “honors and celebrates the struggles and achievements of American women throughout the history of the United States.” What began in 1909 as ...

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A Literary Job Opportunity

  Louisville Literary Arts is looking for a (part time) Executive Director. Here is a pdf of the job description. Please contact Louisville Literary Arts advisory board member kgcrumwrites4life@gmail.com for more details and application information.

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Join us at the 15th Annual Kentucky Women’s Book Festival!

Join us at the 15th Annual Kentucky Women’s Book Festival!   The 15th annual Kentucky Women’s Book Festival will feature several authors Saturday, March 13th, 2021 virtually on Microsoft Teams 10am-12:30pm. The festival will be recorded and posted afterwards. The festival’s opening speaker will be Cassie Chambers Armstrong, Louisville Metro Councilwoman and Author of Hill Women: Finding Family and a Way Forward in the ...

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Member Newsletter — February 2021

“You have something to say, your soul has a story to tell. Write it. There is never any reason to be afraid. Just write it and then put it out there for the world. Shove it up a flagpole and see who salutes it. Somebody will say it’s crap. So what? Somebody else will love it. And that’s what writing’s ...

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Revisions are like onions: they have layers, and they make you cry.

by Pam Lafollette   As I work on revision #437 of my novel-in-progress, I reflect on what it took to get this manuscript to where it is today. My first novel was 485,000 words: about the size of War and Peace and riddled with the inherent mistakes of a novice—telling-not-showing, meandering prose, lack of conflict, lack of pacing, overuse of ...

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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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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

by Kimberly Crum 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 ...

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