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Join us on Feb. 24 for a free webinar! Join three published authors as they discuss Coming of Age Stories–How They Work for Women Readers and Women Writers Panelists: Shelley Blanton-Stroud, author of Copy Boy Sarah Relyea, author of Playground Zero Elise Schiller, author of Watermark (Broken Bell series) This free Zoom webinar will be […]
The Story Circle Network 2020 Real Women Write anthology, Living on COVID Time, has been released. This is Volume 19 of our annual anthology of prose and poetry, all by members of Story Circle Network. The 52 authors of the 80 pieces in this collection were writing in response to an unprecedented global pandemic. More: Living […]
Sometimes it’s helpful to get a little inspiration from a master. Brenda Ueland, the author of If You Want to Write: A Book About Art, Independence and Spirit falls into that category. Carl Sanburg, for example, is quoted as saying that Ueland’s book was “the best book ever written on how to write.” I thought I would share a […]
“Her steps were tentative. Fiona wasn’t sure she could avoid the captain’s anger, if he showed up. However, the anticipation of viewing the sky with Jacob who always looked out for her was new emotional territory. She followed him.” (43 words) What’s wrong with that paragraph? Three of the four sentences are passive. Active voice is always preferred over passive, because we […]
Photo from Pexels.com by Steve Johnson A few years ago, while hiking with a group along the cliffs of Cornwall, England, one woman in our party sat down at the end of every day with her sketchpad to draw the scene before her, a slight smile on her lips. I envied her. I never mastered anything beyond […]