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Spark your writing magic!

Spark your writing magic!

Dear writing sisters, There’s magic in the air. Writing magic. The kind of magic that comes from writing in sisterhood. Which is exactly the magic we’ve been stirring up these last two months in the Writing Out Loud Sisterhood Inner Circle. How do we do it? We gather...

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This podcast made my voice shake!

Dear writing sisters, I loved loved loved appearing as a guest on the podcast STFU: We’re Not Done Talking Yet  hosted by my dear writing sisters Charla Gabert and Danielle Woermann. We talked women and voice and writing and silencing. And, somewhere in there, I...

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Mother Truths: Quotes by Women Writers

Dear writing sisters, I’ve been thinking about the complexity of motherhood—and the mother-daughter relationship—in a patriarchal culture that renders mothers as one-dimensional, self-sacrificing, benevolent women who do not have needs beyond caring for others. Never...

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Interview with Anne Panning!

Interview with Anne Panning!

Dear writing sisters, Anne Panning’s memoir Dragonfly Notes: On Distance and Loss begins, “My mother appears regularly to me in the form of a dragonfly, or so I like to think.” From there she draws on decades of memory and experience, from her childhood home in rural...

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May your inner twinkle guide you

May your inner twinkle guide you

Dear writing sisters, For a number of years now I've taken to decorating the corner mantel in our family room in place of a tree. I string it with star lights that twinkle, then I add ornaments that conjure snow--a snow owl and a tree made of feathers, white poodles...

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What’s your metaphor for silence?

What’s your metaphor for silence?

Dear writing sisters, Years ago, when I was in my twenties and just setting out on what would become a quest to recovery my voice from silence, I joined a peer counseling class. The theme of the class was women's empowerment. In this class, we learned how to listen to...

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Be a Writer You Admire

Be a Writer You Admire

Earlier this week I posted the following in Writing Out Loud Sisterhood, a Writing Women’s Lives Facebook group: “This morning on the way to an annual check-up I caught the tail end of an NPR report about children and self-confidence. The report stated that when...

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Raise Your Voice!

A Free Writing Workshop

In this audio workshop you'll learn what silencing has to do with your writing, your voice, and your sense of self as a female.

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