Things I Wish I’d Known About Book Marketing

Things I Wish I’d Known About Book Marketing

Things I wish I’d known about book marketing: A few specific tips for the author who wants to sell books as well as write them!  (1) When people ask me how I found my agent,...

Women Writers, Women's Books

Women Writers, Women's Books

How to get past that brick wall and start writing again It’s happened to all of us. Fingers flying, the word count is ticking up nicely, then suddenly, BAM. You sit down to...

Writing About Strong Women

Writing About Strong Women

I write books about strong women who are confronted with physical abuse or psychological pressure but nevertheless survive.  I wrote my first novel, Searching for Pilar, which...

Why Are so Few Motherhood Memoirs Penned by Women of Color?

Why Are so Few Motherhood Memoirs Penned by Women of Color?

The original version of this article was printed in the Genesis issue of Bitch magazine, Summer 2008. It appears here with a new introduction from original author Deesha Philyaw...

Bringing The Workplace Alive In Fiction

Bringing The Workplace Alive In Fiction

Bringing the workplace alive in fiction As a reader, do you feel short-changed when a fictional character is an author? While it can be an avenue for exploring the creative...

Hedgebrook fosters a creative space for women writers during the pandemic

Hedgebrook fosters a creative space for women writers during the pandemic

Hedgebrook fosters a creative space for women writers during the pandemic Why do we hate the sound of our own voice? Neel Bhatt, a UW assistant professor of otolaryngology,...

Stories That Create Suffering

Stories That Create Suffering

Reprinted from Where Do You Hang Your Hammock?: Finding Peace of Mind While You Write, Publish, and Promote Your Book with permission of She Writes Press. Copyright © 2021,...

Every Woman I Know Had a Teacher Like Blake Bailey

Every Woman I Know Had a Teacher Like Blake Bailey

Before I even got out of bed this morning, I read this long piece in Slate about Blake Bailey, the author of the recent Philip Roth biography whose publication has been frozen...

Review: How To Mend a Broken Heart by Rachael Johns

Review: How To Mend a Broken Heart by Rachael Johns

by shelleyrae @ Book'd Out in Australian Reading, Australian Women Writers, ★★★★, Chicklit & Romance, Contemporary, Fiction, Provided by Publisher/Author Tags: #AWW2021,...

More Pain Than Anyone Should Be Expected to Bear

More Pain Than Anyone Should Be Expected to Bear

In Re-Covered, Lucy Scholes exhumes the out-of-print and forgotten books that shouldn’t be. I first came across the poet and short story writer Frances Bellerby’s fiction when...

More Primitive, More Sensual, More Obscene

More Primitive, More Sensual, More Obscene

Last spring, as leaves unrolled to catch the light, the American writer Melissa Febos took to social media vowing to drop the word ‘seminal’ from her lexicon of praise: because...

How Being a “Regular Mom” Inspired Me to Write a Series for Parents

How Being a “Regular Mom” Inspired Me to Write a Series for Parents

It is with a heavy heart that we share author Karen Bongiornio passed away suddenly and unexpectedly at the age of 61 in early February due to a spontaneous cerebellar...