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A writer mama gets a book deal?

Yes you CAN!

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Exciting News! Check Out Kristin Bair O’Keeffe on Poets & Writers Dot Com!

My friend Kristin Bair O’Keeffe’s “Raw Inspiration: Postcard from Shanghai” is featured on the Poets & Writers Web site today!

If you have a chance, you’ve got to swing by and read her awesome article about the writing life in Shanghai, China.

I had this wonderful sensation of ripeness while reading her piece. Perfectly ripe words just ready for her to share with us.

She’s been writing about her experiences in Shanghai since she’s been there in her blog and in her column for Writers on the Rise (where she is also the associate editor).

Hope on over there and read it and see if you don’t get that sense of fruition that comes to a writer who turns over the soil of their words over and over, season after season, until the words come together just right…and create something fresh.

I love it when that happens.


Writer Mama Invitations to Conferences!

Well, I’m having a happy Monday. I was just re-invited to the Writer’s Digest/BEA Conference in L.A. on Wednesday, May 28th. Yahoo!

I’ve also been invited to the SCBWI-Oregon Writer’s Conference in Portland, Oregon on May 16th-17th.

And, it’s official. I’ve been re-invited to the Willamette Writers Conference in Portland, Oregon August 1-3rd.

Will I see you at any of these conferences? I sure hope so! (Always come up and introduce yourself if we’ve connected online—or even if we haven’t.)

You may want to read Mary Andonian’s Writing Conference Success columns in the 2007 Writer’s on the Rise to start getting your conference game going now.

I’ll be offering a nonfiction book proposal writing class this summer, Craft a Saleable Nonfiction Proposal.

If you haven’t already planned a writer’s conference into your year, I highly recommend it! Having a deadline always helps. Mixing with industry insiders and hearing about the latest trends is key. And connecting with fellow writers LIVE is one of my favorite things. 🙂

Hope to see you at a Writer’s Conference in 2008!

February Writers on the Rise Now Archived

Did you miss the February Writers on the Rise this month?

If so, it’s over here in all of its glory.

What an amazing team of writers who are living the dream as working writers…and everything else that writers do.

Check Out the 2008 Writers on the Rise!

Writers on the Rise logoWe’re in our fifth year and going strong!

You can meet our new and old contributors, subscribe and read all the articles from the January issue here.

Six Out of Seven Writers on the Rise Contributors are…

…writer moms! In the first half of the November/December issue, that is. 🙂

And dang, if I don’t say so myself, it’s a fine issue so far.

Have you checked it out yet? You don’t want to miss it. Here’s the scoop:

I talk about how I stetched all year (I’ve mentioned this already in a previous post)

Wendy Burt gets some great book recommendations and dares to ask the question: “What’s the difference between a real writer and a wannabe writer?

(Her son Ben is adorable, by the way, I just saw them in Colorado!)

C. Hope Clark tells us how to get our butts in the chair and keep ’em there. She’s good like that.

Gregory Kompes shares how to brand our writing career with products (he’s the non-mom, btw…did you guess that?)

Lori Russell gets the inside agent scoop from April Eberhardt of the Andrea Brown Agency

Sharon Cindrich shares tips on how to spread some holiday joy with your business colleagues

And Abby Green gives the lowdown on what “byline” means to you

You are welcome to share your success stories here

And we’d love it if you’d nominate Writers on the Rise here and here, if you feel so inspired.

Doesn’t that sound helpful? Enjoy!

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