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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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Rowing & Writing: Not for the Weak

What does the sport of rowing have to do with writing? I asked myself this question after returning from my son’s collegiate regatta on the East Coast, and I realized they share common practices and philosophies. Both activities require dedication, long hours of practice, and attention to form. Sound familiar? Dedication: Rowing is a sport you have to want to ...

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Finding the Eggs: Good & Bad

This year, Easter fell in early April. The secular side of Easter is concerned with hunting for eggs and chocolate rabbits and filling baskets with goodies that are hidden from view. Writing can be a lot like embarking on an Easter egg hunt. You start by knowing that you are eager to go on this hunt . . . you ...

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In Like a Lion; Out Like a Lamb

March certainly came in like a lion this year, forcing us to cancel our meeting earlier this month—a very rare action for us to take. March is a month of transition. Winter gives way to spring, or at least it tries to do so. The month can be marked with every kind of weather from snowstorms to tornadoes, and people ...

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Need “Good Ink” for Your Book?

Susan E. Lindsey is teaching “Good Ink: Using Media Relations to Promote Your Work,” at Shape & Flow Writing Studio in the Mellwood Arts Center, 1860 Mellwood Ave., Louisville. This workshop, held on Friday, March 27, at 6 p.m., is for writers who have already published a book or who are getting ready to publish soon. Most authors are on ...

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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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