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Susan G. Weidener
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Books, Libraries and a New Writing Circle
Last week when I was teaching a workshop on publishing I mentioned that my books have served me well. Over the last eight years, unexpected surprises came along after publishing —people joined our Women’s Writing Circle and together we’ve shared countless ...
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Traversing the Publishing Landscape In a New Era
Maybe you want an audience to read your memoir, your short stories or poetry—or maybe you don’t. In the Women’s Writing Circle, we honor writers who write for others, and those who write for their eyes only. If an audience is what you seek, how do you go ab...
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Women's Writing Circle workshops offer ways to stimulate narrative and storytelling through instruction and discussion. The goal is to bring together a community of dedicated writers and provide inspiration and new writing by focusing on the craft and alchemy of writing.
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For those living in and around Philadelphia, I'd be delighted if you shared with your club, church, business or nonprofit. Thank you.
Talks on Memoir
Talks on Memoir
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Mary Queen of Scots, Women and Wellness
As I wrote last week, the wind whispers, the lakes ripple and history and the past collide to color moor, mist and moss in the English Lake District. Comfort and wellness for the poets and writers of the 18th and 19th centuries resided in solitude and natur...
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Solitude and Inspiration In the English Lake District
Somewhere along the way to Wordsworth’s Dove Cottage in the English Lake District I got to thinking how writers spend so much time in solitude they naturally gravitate to the most beautiful places. Nature, after all, provides the inspiration to accept—even ...
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Writing, Travel and Letting Go
A two-week vacation to the English Lake District, timed to coincide with my birthday on July 11, begins today. A couple birthdays ago, I went to London and before that, women’s writing conferences. Gifts to myself. Gifts to the writer.  I’m traveling to the...
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It’s been hot here—a scorcher. The dog days of summer—literally, and figuratively. Just Lily and me, limiting our walks to shade behind the house.
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Dog Days of Summer and the Writing Life
It’s been hot here—a scorcher. The dog days of summer—literally, and figuratively. Just Lily and me, limiting our walks to shade behind the house. I head to the pool ... turquoise-cool waters shimmer and beckon—and then—enter the pool Nazi! (Remember the S...
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Writing Our Remorse: 'The Sense of an Ending'
Remorse and taking stock of our smug attitudes about people is the theme of The Sense of an Ending , Julian Barnes’ novel, which in 2011 won the Man Booker Prize . A potent story told in 165 pages (and made into a movie in 2017), the novel offers yet anothe...
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