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Full Steam Ahead

Here we are well past New Year’s Eve with all its resolutions—write more poetry, update the blog more regularly, or finish the manuscript—topping your list of literary pledges for 2015. I hope that attending more Women Who Write monthly meetings is also high on your priority list. What an amazing year we had in 2014, with our membership increasing and ...

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Just for Fun

Check here for updates regarding special celebrations, seasonal parties and occasional road-trips inspired by Women Who Write!

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Thankful Reflections

November is traditionally a month when many of us look back over the past year and give thanks for those people, events and activities that have had a positive effect on our lives. Sometimes we are even fortunate enough to have life-changing or life-affirming events. Gratitude can be expressed in many ways. This having been my first year as director ...

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Where Are Writers From?

Linda Satterlee-McFadin led a free-writing session at the WWW workshop. In a writing exercise based on George Ella Lyon’s “Where I’m From” poem, participants wrote about the people, places, and things that made them who they are. Here are some of their musings: I am from dust-covered bare feet and eating tomatoes plucked and salted, Back porch wringer washing clothes ...

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Attention, Published Writers

Seeking places to promote and sell your book? Frank Hall, organizer of the Madison Author Fair, is seeking 100 authors for the 2015 event, to be held April 4 in Madison, Indiana. Email Frank at Frank@thatbookplace.com and pass along the Facebook link to writers you know.

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Word Nerds Unite

  Weird Al Yankovic has penned an anthem for all of us who love words and hate word crimes—from misuse of “it’s” to substituting numbers for words in texting, and abysmal spelling. Check it out! (Caveat: don’t watch it if you are easily offended.)  

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Out of Estrogen

Those who attended the Women Who Write workshop last year will recall George Ella Lyon’s poem, “Where I’m From.” Check out the blog of WWW member Charlotte Whitty, Out of Estrogen, for her delightful New Orleans version of “Where I’m From.”

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How Many of Time’s List of Female Authors Have You Read?

  By Susan E. Lindsey Time magazine recently published a list of “female authors you should be reading.” The list includes: Donna Tartt (The Goldfinch), Nigerian novelist Chimamanda Adichie (Half of a Yellow Sun and Americanah), Eleanor Catton (The Rehearsal and The Luminaries), Edwidge Danticat (Breath, Eyes, Memory and The Dew Breaker), Emma Donoghue (Room and Frog Music), Louise Erdrich ...

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