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Beware of “evil twins”

Mark Twain once said, “The difference between the right word and the almost right word is the difference between lightning and the lightning bug.” Many words in the English language are commonly confused. Beware of these “evil twins.” Accept/except. Accept means to agree, to receive something, or to assume a responsibility: “Nora accepted the package.” Except means to exclude: “Nora ...

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Writing: Not Always a Lonely Pursuit

We are only one month away from our fourth writer’s conference on July 18, and I couldn’t be more excited! We have an amazing lineup of local and regional speakers who will not only educate but inspire you. Writing is a job and a joy. Women Who Write started the conference to explore the craft of writing, and bring authors ...

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Crawford Hits the Big Time and Other Member News

WWW member Jeannie Waldridge recently learned that she won second place in the Women on Writing international flash fiction contest for her story “The Church Meeting,” set in the fictional town of Crawford, Kentucky. Jeannie has shared several of her Crawford stories with the group. It’s nice to see her get recognition for her work. Jeannie also gave a shout ...

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2015 Writer’s Conference Recap — Workshop Descriptions & Speakers

A big thank you to all of you who attended our Writer’s Craft Conference this past July, 2015. The Women Who Write writing conference gets better every year, and our recent conference was one of our best! To get an idea of the topics explored and the speakers who presented, please review the complete 2015 Writer’s Craft Conference overview below. ...

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In the News

Women Who Write continues to grow. More than two dozen women attended the May meeting. We love seeing our members build their writing skills. Here are a few recent success stories. Bonnie Jean Feldkamp hit the big-time with an article in the New York Times’ MotherLode column. Her article—“In a Blended Family, ‘Your Dad’ Becomes ‘Dad’”—was published May 3. Erin ...

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Break through the Block

Most writers occasionally deal with writer’s block. Journalist Gene Fowler famously said, “Writing is easy. All you do is stare at a blank sheet of paper until drops of blood form on your forehead.” A popular T-shirt defines writer’s block as “when your imaginary friends won’t talk to you.” What causes that extraordinarily frustrating inability to write? How can you ...

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George Ella Lyon Named Kentucky’s New Poet Laureate

Women Who Write is pleased to congratulate Lexington poet, author, lyricist and teacher George Ella Lyon on her appointment as the Kentucky poet laureate for 2015-16. Writers who attended the 2013 Women Who Write writing workshop will recall George Ella’s great keynote presentation. George Ella Lyon is a graduate of Centre College and earned her MA in English at the ...

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Writing for Children & Teens?

Check out the Writing for Children & Teens Workshops, over a series of Saturdays from March 21 to April 4, 10 a.m. to 11:30 a.m. at the Bon Air Library, 2816 Del Rio Place, Louisville, KY. Contact Judith Owens Lalude for information: jclalude@gmail.com.

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WWW Member Wins Contest

Cheri Powell, Women Who Write member, recently won a contest through the Veritas program at Bellarmine University. Check out her short story “The Aroma of Coffee,” at http://www.bellarmine.edu/ce/veritas/fall-2014-writing-contest-results.

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