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WWW Contest Winner Lands Honorable Mention in Gemini Contest

Hilary Sloin, whose story “Radiohead,” took third place for prose in the Women Who Write 2011 writing contest, has another feather in her cap. Hilary’s story, “Tidying Up,” received honorable mention in Gemini magazine’s recent short story contest. See her story at http://www.gemini-magazine.com/.

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The Joys of Board Service

By Susan E. Lindsey “Joys of board service? Hmmm,” you think. “I’m a bit dubious myself.” I’ve served on the board of Women Who Write for almost five years and I swear it’s true. I was the director for two years and I have also served as the associate director of communication/public relations. I’ve made incredibly strong friendships with other ...

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“Jaw-Dropping” Conference Sets Attendance Record

Those of you who were fortunate enough to attend our fourth annual writer’s craft conference know how amazing the whole event was. We had wonderful presenters who spoke on a variety of topics to nearly 80 attendees from five states. That is a record for Women Who Write, and I am proud of the board for working so hard to ...

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Love Bernheim Forest? Apply for Sarabande Residency

The annual Sarabande Writing Residency offers a residency to a poet, fiction writer, or creative non-fiction writer at Bernheim Arboretum and Research Forest, an idyllic 14,000-acre nature preserve near Louisville, Kentucky. Residents receive a $500 travel stipend and a two- to six-week stay in a private, fully equipped cottage on the Bernheim grounds. Residents offer one public reading or discussion ...

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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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