What’s Your Writing Word for 2017?

Some years ago I ditched New Year’s resolutions, which felt more like giving up something for Lent—i.e., depriving myself of something I wanted—than evolving myself into the person I wanted to become. In place of making a resolution, I began choosing a “word of the year,” a strategy I learned from then singer-songwriter Christine Kane. […]

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Free Women’s Writing Workshop: Raise Your Voice!

  Hello, writing sister!   The mums are in bloom here in Central Virginia. Their earthy scent brings to mind sweaters and scarves and school. I have always loved school. Not the mundane parts—those horrid clicks and grades and rules—but the learning parts.   Here at Writing Women’s Lives™, learning is never about clicks and […]

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The VIDA Count: Lifting Women’s Voices

Culture does not make people. People make culture. If it is true that the full humanity of women is not our culture, then we can and must make it our culture. Chimamanda Ngozi Adichie     VIDA: Women in the Literary Arts is an organization that works for gender parity and justice for women writers. […]

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