Writing Women's Lives

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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Staceyann Chin Takes Center Page: A Review of The Other Side of Paradise

When people ask me what I do as a writing coach, I tell them that I show women writers who are done being silent how to free their authentic voice so they can take “center page” in their writing and in their life. I’ll admit I love a good pun, and while my puns sometimes […]

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On Patience: Writing, Radiation, and Roses

This past March, while at AWP’s annual writing conference, I received confirmation that the tumor removed from my left breast two weeks prior was in fact cancerous. The cells were early stage and noninvasive, but the surgery had not yielded a clean margin. A month ago I had a second surgery to excise the residual […]

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Writing Past Silence with Virginia Woolf

“What would happen if one woman told the truth about her life?” Muriel Rukeyser once asked then said, “The world would split open.”   My world split open last Thursday night when I taught the first Writing Women’s Lives™ class at Riverviews Artspace in Lynchburg, Virginia. Eight women joined me around a large oak table […]

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