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Have you ever wondered what best-selling authors eat for dinner? Or how to go about finding an agent? Are you trying to balance your creative life with domesticity? Want to be kept informed on the latest news for writers in our area? In our blog, we feature new installments from SDWI Board Members and other SDWI friends on their lives as writers.

Hi Beautiful –a blog post from Lara Eisenberg

Posted by on Mar 21, 2017 in Blog, Fresh Ink, Inklings | Comments Off on Hi Beautiful –a blog post from Lara Eisenberg

Hi beautiful, I wanted to share my journey with you.  My hope is to inspire you and invite you to travel with me:). I grew up in a women objectifying culture. In my own home, on a daily basis, I experienced misogyny and sexist comments.   I saw my Mom lose herself and would often hear her weeping in the middle of the night.  I learned to devalue myself as a women. As a result of this environment: I lost my voice I neglected the calling of my heart I lost my...

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Have you ever wondered what best-selling authors eat for dinner? Or how to go about finding an agent? Are you trying to balance your creative life with domesticity? Want to be kept informed on the latest news for writers in our area? In our blog, we feature new installments from SDWI Board Members and other SDWI friends on their lives as writers.

Make Every Word Work for You, Part 2 with Barbara Davenport

Posted by on Mar 20, 2017 in Blog, Craft Talk, Fresh Ink | Comments Off on Make Every Word Work for You, Part 2 with Barbara Davenport

Barbara Davenport has a class on Make Every Word Work for You on 3/25!  Sign up now. Write a vomit draft, then clean it up A vomit draft is just about what it sounds like. You need to start the chapter/scene/ essay/ whatever. You have a general idea what you want to say, but you don’t know how to begin. Or you have this beautiful vision in your head of how the scene should work but there are a bunch of specifics that you haven’t worked out. You just start...

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Have you ever wondered what best-selling authors eat for dinner? Or how to go about finding an agent? Are you trying to balance your creative life with domesticity? Want to be kept informed on the latest news for writers in our area? In our blog, we feature new installments from SDWI Board Members and other SDWI friends on their lives as writers.

Make Every Word Work for You, Part I with Barbara Davenport

Posted by on Mar 13, 2017 in Blog, Craft Talk, Fresh Ink | Comments Off on Make Every Word Work for You, Part I with Barbara Davenport

Barbara Davenport has a class on Make Every Word Work for You on 3/25!  Sign up now. The great novelist and short story writer Flannery O’Connor said, “Make every word work for you.” When every word is working for you, your writing is taut and powerful. As you prune extraneous ideas and cull words that aren’t doing maximal work, your piece packs a heftier punch. Characters become more vivid, the action flows convincingly, and your reader wants to stay with you....

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Have you ever wondered what best-selling authors eat for dinner? Or how to go about finding an agent? Are you trying to balance your creative life with domesticity? Want to be kept informed on the latest news for writers in our area? In our blog, we feature new installments from SDWI Board Members and other SDWI friends on their lives as writers.

Interview with Margaret Dilloway by Lily Schultz

Posted by on Feb 27, 2017 in Author Interviews, Blog, Fresh Ink, Inklings | Comments Off on Interview with Margaret Dilloway by Lily Schultz

Margaret Dilloway is the newest member of the SDWI board. She is author of The Care and Handling of Roses with Thorns, Winner of the American Library Association’s Literary Tastes for Best Women’s Fiction; How to Be an American Housewife; and the upcoming Sisters of Heart and Snow, all from Putnam Books. How did you become a member of the board? What is the process? I had a couple of friends on the board and I asked them about it. The next thing I knew,...

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Have you ever wondered what best-selling authors eat for dinner? Or how to go about finding an agent? Are you trying to balance your creative life with domesticity? Want to be kept informed on the latest news for writers in our area? In our blog, we feature new installments from SDWI Board Members and other SDWI friends on their lives as writers.

Love for you, this week especially– with Lara Eisenberg

Posted by on Feb 13, 2017 in Blog, Fresh Ink, Inklings | Comments Off on Love for you, this week especially– with Lara Eisenberg

Self-love is an integral part of our success in all aspects of life. It affects every part of our life and enhances the quality of our relationships.  Here are three reasons why it is important to cultivate and nurture: 1) It builds confidence.  People that love themselves will have better relationships, higher chances of getting a job or a promotion and are more open to receive the beauty life has to offer. 2) You will take life as your lover.  When we love...

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