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Cover of: Women Writing on Family by Heather Smith, Carol Smallwood
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Cover of: Women Writing on Family: Tips on Writing, Teaching and Publishing by


  • Editor
    Carol Smallwood
  • Editor
    Suzann Holland
  • Foreword
    Supriya Bhatnagar

Women Writing on Family: Tips on Writing, Teaching and Publishing
Tips on Writing, Teaching and Publishing
by ,

Published by The Key Publishing House, Inc. in Toronto, Canada .
Written in English.

About the Book

The anthology’s fifty-five chapters were arranged under: Part I Personal and Legal Issues about Family Topics; Part II Finding Time to Write with Career and Family; Part III Making the Most of Your Family Experience; Part IV Writing Exercises and Strategies; Part V Exploring Family in a Variety of Genres; Part VI Finding Your Writing Style; Part VII Publishing, Marketing & Promotion; and Part VIII Building Your Confidence.

Table of Contents

Foreword by Supriya Bhatnagar
Part I Personal and Legal Issues about Family Topics
Family Secrets: How to Reveal What Matters Without Getting Sued, or Shunned
Martha Engber
For Better. For Worse. For Publication?
Lisa Romeo
Interview With Meredith Hall
Lisa Romeo
Keeping Your Distance: Avoiding Sentimentality in Family-Centered Writing
Jenn Brisendine
Killing the Phantom
Corbin Lewars
The Parent Trap: Five Mistakes to Avoid When Writing Essays about Family
Anne Witkavitch
Rattling Family Skeletons
Arlene L. Mandell
Writing About Religion Requires Pseudonyms
Rosemary Moeller
Part II Finding Time to Write With Career and Family
Balancing Act: How to Devote Time to Your Craft Without Neglecting Your Kids or Your Day Job
Kezia Willingham
It’s Not a Hobby: Writing and the Value of Non-paid Work
Kate Hopper
Laundry, Life, and Writing: Making the Most of Short Sessions and Stolen Moments
Lela Davidson
Mother Professor: Going Back for the PhD
Geri Lipschultz
Penciling It In
Cassie Premo Steele
Today’s Freelancing Momma: A Look Into the Dual Career of Writing and Motherhood
Daphne Butas
Part III Making the Most of Your Family Experience
Making Up Grandma: How to Blend History and Imagination Into Powerful Family Narratives
Lela Davidson
Teaching Writers to See Family
Diane LeBlanc
Telling Our Truth: Writing the Legacy of the Dead
Carol Hawkins
To Everything There Is a Season: Or What to Expect When You're a Writer Expecting a Baby
Geri Lipschultz
Using Family in Writing for “Chicken Soup for the Soul”
Diana M. Amadeo
Using Writing as a Means of Surviving and Transgressing Family Violence and Trauma
Anna Saini
Writing About Family and Illness
Aubrey Hirsch
Part IV Writing Exercises & Strategies
Create the Mother Lode: Journal About Yourself, Your Family and Memories
Sheila Bender
Don’t Forget the Story: Implementing Fiction Techniques in Creative Non-fiction
Jenn Brisendine
Family in Nonfiction: Making the Familiar Strange
Yelizaveta P. Renfro
How to Write a Childhood Memoir
Catherine Gildiner
Mothers and Daughters: Telling Shared Stories
Diane LeBlanc
Now and Then: Using the Retrospective Narrator in Memoir
Christin Geall
Teaching the Personal Essay
Anne Valente
Using Your Dreams to Enrich Your Writing
Ingeborg Gubler Casey
Part V Exploring Family in a Variety of Genres
Are Blogs for Real Writers? Write on Family Online, and Virtually Boost Your Career
Jen Lee
The Blogging Recipe: Instructions and Ingredients for Writing on Family Online
Jen Lee
Creating the Fictional Family: No Character Is an Island
Yelizaveta P. Renfro
From Memoir to Fiction
Dahlma Llanos-Figueroa
Poetry Makes An Honest Woman of You
Rosemary Moeller
Writing Poems About Grandparents
Karen Coody Cooper
Part VI Finding Your Writing Style
Becoming a Parenting Advocate for Moms through Writing
Judy M. Miller
Critique Groups for Women with Families
Colleen Kappeler
Editing an Anthology
Amber E. Kinser
The Ideal Reader as Family
Anne Valente
Lists, E-mail, and Facebook: Crafting Fiction and Nonfiction from Everyday Writing
Yelizaveta P. Renfro
The Roles of Women in Narrative
Mary Rice
Part VII Publishing, Marketing & Promotion
Cybermoms: Opportunities for Women Writers on the Web
Anne Witavitch
From Pitch to Publication: Learning How to Work With an Editor
Caroline M. Grant
Identifying Potential Markets for Family Writings
Rebecca Tolley-Stokes
The Importance of Face Time: Making the Most of Writing Conferences
Kate Hopper
Locating Markets for Writing about Family
Colleen Kappeler
Self Publishing a Book
Gayle Zinda
Self-Publishing from Manuscript to Finished Book: Eight Steps in Eight Months
Anne Ipsen
What to Do When the Byline Buzz Wears Off
Madeleine Kuderick
A Writer’s Thoughts on Book Marketing
Ann McCauley
Part VIII Building Your Confidence
Finding My Voice
Ingeborg Gubler Casey
On Believing What You Have to Say Is Worth Writing
Sheila Bender
Preparing Yourself as a Writer: How to Risk Baring Your Soul While Writing Your Truth
Kezia Willingham
Professional Nurturer: How to Write About Family (and Still Be Seen as Professional)
Lee Skallerup Bessette
Unlocking the Ties That Bind: Releasing the Writer Within
Laila S. Dahan
About the Contributors

The Physical Object

Format Paperback
Pagination 343
Number of pages 343
Dimensions 9 x 6 x 5
Weight 2

ID Numbers

Open Library OL25267147M
ISBN 13 978-1-926780-13-9


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