Decide for yourself.
Career-building tips for mom writers from the author of Writer Mama, How to Raise a Writing Career Alongside Your Kids.
Decide for yourself.
A writer mama gets a book deal?
Yes you CAN!
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.
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.
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!
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.
You can meet our new and old contributors, subscribe and read all the articles from the January issue here.
…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
Doesn’t that sound helpful? Enjoy!