by Len Leatherwood Any of my personal essay students will tell you that I often say, “It’s important to use writing as a form of discovery.” I contend that personal essays that set out to prove a point automatically have built-in constraints. The writer has a plan, an objective, a purpose, which is to convince […]
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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In one of SCN’s online roundtable chat groups, Kathryn Haueisen mentioned that she had just submitted a magazine piece. Another group member, Doris Clark, asked her to say more about the process. Kathryn responded with six helpful suggestions that made everybody sit up and take notice. Here’s what she wrote. Six Steps to Publishing in […]
By B. Lynn Goodwin It takes courage to write a memoir about family. An author exposes herself and her loved ones to observation and criticism as well as appreciation. Anne K. Ross has taken a close look at her family’s unique situation in Beyond Rain Man. She looks at his condition as both a mother […]
Recently I had an out-of-sorts day and could have easily (I mean easily) headed toward the ledge. Writer’s block. Ugh. But rather than going for the ledge-balancing act, I took a walk to sort out my out-of-sorts condition. One could just go to the hardware store and buy sorts if you find yourself out of […]
THIS IS THE SECOND of a new series designed to help you create and achieve your writing productivity goals. Part 1 showed you how to set your one-word intentional focus for the year and create your “big-rock” writing goal. Part 2 builds on the first, so if you haven’t read it yet, please do so […]
Happy New Year! Get Ready For Your Best Writing Year Yet! – Part 1 17 by Amber Lea Starfire “There is only one thing that makes a dream impossible to achieve: the fear of failure.” ― Paulo Coelho, The Alchemist WHAT DO YOU DREAM OF being or achieving in your writing life? As the calendar flips to a new […]