I’m posting a brief series about editing and copyediting. Here’s Part 3– important lessons learned from long experience in editing my own work and the work of others. Here are seven things you can do to clean up your manuscript before you send it to a reader (a friend, beta reader, agent, copyeditor, or editor). […]
Welcome to Telling HerStories. This blog is written by women writers and teachers who want to share their passion for women’s stories. Our topics include the art, craft, and publication of women’s memoir, fiction, biography, poetry, drama, and more.
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The name of this blog, “Telling Herstories,” reflects the mission of the organization it represents, Story Circle Network, to nature and support women’s voices and stories. I thought of that mission recently as I followed an email discussion among a group of women writers. The thread involved a mystery writer who had taken over her […]
liminal – adj. [technical] 1. of or relating to an initial or transitional stage of a process 2. occupying a position at, or on both sides of, a threshhold. origin: late 19th century; from Latin limen, limin ‘threshhold’ For the past few weeks, the word “liminal” has been in my mind. It’s a curious word […]
By B. Lynn Goodwin Writing is a lonely business. Sometimes. Other times it’s a joyous celebration with friends or a slog through one’s own unique valley of despair. Frankly, I’m glad I’m not on a writing team at the moment, though that might be an interesting project if the subject matter was right. Since I […]
Laura Mitchell Keene and I met at church many years ago. She read stories in Sunday school when my boys were small, and attended a women’s writing group there, making insightful and encouraging comments. When the group disbanded two years ago, we decided to meet together at her home. A tiny African American woman with […]
In this post, writing coach/teacher Len Leatherwood reflects on some artful lessons she’s learned from masters of their craft. On our vacation, Ray and I spent the afternoon at the Tate Modern in London. I go into an art museum with an inquiring mind. I am there to experience the art, but also to learn […]