Writing Women’s Lives™: Drumroll, please!

It’s official.

Writing Women’s Lives™ is launched. The cork has popped. The beginning has begun. And here you are. Exactly where you should be. At a site devoted to women’s writing and women’s lives and the spark that ignites when women write their lives. So, welcome. Welcome to my dream of making women’s real-life literature the spark of my own life.


What can you expect from this blog? Reviews of books and essays and films written by women about women’s lives. Profiles of real-life women whose stories must be told. Irresistible tidbits from women’s history and women’s literary history. Interviews with women writers. Tips on craft. Prompts and exercises to get you writing. Strategies to keep you writing. Challenges to submit your writing to the world.


And questions. Here I will ask you questions about your writing. Why do you write? I might ask, or, Why do you not write? The answers to these questions are important. History resides in these answers. So does the dawning of awareness, of light, of a pen pushing forward a life.


What else will you find here? Me. Here is where you’ll find me, encouraging you to write your story. To tap into your heart’s truth. To begin, to resume, to prioritize, to promote your writing, your craft, your life.


Write your story!

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  • lisa February 25, 2012   Reply →

    hooray! i’m so glad you’re here and can’t wait to read and experience more.

    • Marilyn Bousquin February 27, 2012   Reply →

      Hi, Lisa. Thanks for stopping by! It is wonderful to be here with you.
      Write your story!

  • THE CHEEKS February 27, 2012   Reply →

    WE LOVE IT!!!! and we LOVE YOU!!! CONGRATS!!!!!!!!

    • Marilyn Bousquin February 28, 2012   Reply →

      Thank you! Tell Grace and Abigail I’m ready for a writing date with my Writer Girls! Love, Aunt Maney

  • Carla February 27, 2012   Reply →

    Awesome achievement for you, Mar, and I am so proud of you! You always tell me to write down my thoughts or experiences and seeing your website is one more step in inspiring me to do that. Maybe I have a little of the writing talent in me too, being that you are my little sis. You are the best!

    • Marilyn Bousquin February 28, 2012   Reply →

      Aw, Boogie, thank you. You’re making me cry. Now…go write your story! I can’t wait to read it. Love, Mange

  • Kate Hopper March 9, 2012   Reply →

    I love your site, Marilyn! And I’m so happy for all the women writers who will be changed by working with you! You’re fabulous!

    • Marilyn Bousquin March 10, 2012   Reply →

      Thanks, Kate. No doubt we are in this business of writing our lives and changing the world together.

  • Ginny Taylor March 14, 2012   Reply →

    omg, Marilyn. Beautiful words: I have learned that truth is to fear what a cross is to a vampire. I have learned that when a woman who wants to write dips her pen into the well of her own courage, her truth becomes a freedom that graces this world.
    Much love and congratulations on a first class web presence!

    • Marilyn Bousquin March 16, 2012   Reply →

      Thanks, Ginny, for ALL of your encouragement and support.
      Love, M

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