Writers write for many reasons. Holly Hughes (WNBA-Charlotte) writes about love and family dynamics because she is compelled to. Through her art, she has helped herself heal and hopes to help others.
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If you are thinking about entering a writing contest, google “writing contests.” Dozens of links will pop up. When you click on the links, hundreds of contests emerge. Even when you specify a genre such as “short story,” “poetry,” or “memoirs,” you will find so many links that it seems almost impossible to wade through […]
www.wnba-sfchapter.org The San Francisco Chapter of WNBA brings together members with diverse backgrounds in the literary world to exchange ideas and resources. Founded in 1968 by Effie Lee Morris, then coordinator of Children’s Services for the San Francisco Main Public Library, membership has ranged from sixty to over one hundred. Our members are writers, […]
As part of the Centennial year of WNBA, 2017, in March—Women’s History Month—we put our Celebrating Women’s Voices lists to work in the WNBA’s Book-A-Day Women’s History Month Program: sending a book for each day to the president and his staff. Selected based on their literary importance and their cultural and social impact, the list will also be sent to members of Congress […]
200 Books to Read and Talk About One of the signature programs of WNBA’s Centennial was the initiative, Celebrating Women’s Voices – the creation of two book lists, one in fiction/memoir/ poetry and one in nonfiction, both of which spotlight the books considered by the WNBA community to be the most influential ones penned by […]
By Tina Ollenburg (Network) April is National Poetry Month! Within the WNBA, we have a number of amazing poets, and we wanted to shine a light on their work, as well as their experiences with writing and reading poetry. Linda Vigen Phillips (Charlotte) Linda is passionate about poetry and realistic fiction. She is the […]
When you sit down to write, do you ever feel lost and like you don’t know what you want to say or where you want things to go? Have you ever gotten halfway through a chapter or a book, you stop and you read what you’ve written, and it doesn’t make sense? A book outline can help you. And Melissa Kirk, WNBA-San Francisco, is here to help you create one!
How many commas did you use in your last piece of writing? Do you think you used too many or too few? Maybe you don’t have a clue. Maybe you hate them, maybe you love them, but do you know why it’s important to use them? Editor and Charlotte member Nicole Ayers explains why mastering the comma matters.
Long-time editor and marketer, Melissa Kirk, calls on her experience to offer advice to those contemplating self-publishing their book.