At SheWrites.com, the community for women writers I founded with Deborah Siegel in June 2009, writers share their knowledge and seek one another’s support as they go about the difficult but joyous task of writing. When I started writing Wishful Thinking (the title and theme of which I kept to myself), it came naturally to me to share my experience with SheWriters on my blog as I went along. These posts cover the years it took me to write it, from the moment I conceived the idea all the way up to my decision to publish with SheWrites Press.
On Writing My First Novel: When To Let Go
It’s The Story, Stupid! Trying Hard Not To Think About Publishing While Writing
Butt In Chair. Book In Hiding.
The Book Blahs: When Backwards (For This Writer Anyway) Is The Only Way Through
Driving A Car At Night: Do You Outline, Or Not?
It’s The Little Things: My Joyous Writing Moment
Dad To Daughter: Your Book Is ‘For Women.’ Daughter To Dad: WTF?
What’s In A Name? (Or, “Right Ho, Jeeves!”)
How Do We Write What We Don’t Know?
Decisions and Revisions Which A Minute Will Reverse
Waiting, Wondering, And Freaking Out (Just A Little Bit)
Surviving Criticism, One Step At A Time
What About The Criticism You Really Should Listen To?
Stop, Fellow Authors! Before You Take That Book Deal, Please, Read This.
Kill Your Darlings. All Of Them.
My Book Sucks. It Must Be Done.
What Makes A Book A Success?
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Writing To Change The World: Featuring Laura Ling, Areva Martin, and Kris Carr
Funny Women: Featuring Gina Barreca, Roxane Gay, Erin Hosier, And Mishna Wolff
Francine Prose Discusses “Reading Like A Writer”
How Do You Know If It’s A Book? With Literary Agent Erin Hosier, Publisher Brooke Warner, and Authors Valerie Boyd and Alissa Quart
How Do We Write About Our Families and Friends? With Teri Coyne
How Books Get Finished: An Editor and An Agent Talk About Revision
Memoir: Real-Life Characters and the Who Cares? Question, with Alexandra Styron and Kathryn Harrison
This Is NOT “Feminine Tosh”: Writing Meaningful Fiction, With Meg Waite Clayton, Carleen Brice, And Ellen Sussman
Recalibrating Writing/Life Balance In A Digital World, With Deborah Siegel And Dani Shapiro