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Every writer faces hurdles on the road to getting published. Sometimes these are our inner saboteurs that keep us stuck with their messages: No one cares; why bother? Another hurdle is time---how can anyone find the time to write and... more

As a follow-on to She Writes first-ever "We Love New Novelists!" contest, literary agents Sally Wofford-Girand and Eleanor Jackson join editor Sara Weiss and She Writes' Founder Kamy Wicoff to discuss that all-important question for any... more

Bestselling author Dani Shapiro and She Writes Founding Partner Deborah Siegel contemplate the precarious balance of being a writer while living this social media-filled life. How do you carve out time when Facebook and email beckon?... more

Three SheWrites novelists--Meg Waite Clayton, Carleen Brice, and Ellen Sussman--discuss writing and publishing fiction of substance Meg Waite Clayton is the bestselling author of The Four Mrs Bradwells, The Wednesday... more

The greatest challenge for a memoirist: to create work that's meaningful to others. How can we achieve both uniqueness and universality? Another challenge: dealing with characters who really exist. How can we maintain our... more

Independent editor Alexandra Shelley and literary agent Eleanor Jackson discuss what it takes to get a book from first draft to "finished" book. With She Writes Founder Kamy Wicoff, Alexandra and Eleanor discuss the changing publishing... more

If you think all you need to make it in publishing is a great story, think again. While descriptors like genre, gender and race (used either to categorize content, or its authors) can help to market books to specific audiences, they can also... more

It is one of the more delicate, and sometimes emotionally wrenching, aspects of being a writer: how do we write about those we love, or those we are related to, or those we don't love anymore? In this hour, novelist TERI COYNE talks... more

A conversation with the judges of the Passion Project, who will share their feedback and ideas about what separates a book project from something else -- a personal essay, an article, or even a compelling blog. Featuring literary agent... more

Francine Prose is one of our most important novelists and critics, the author of many bestselling books of fiction, including A Changed Man and Blue Angel, which was a finalist for the National Book Award, and the nonfiction New York... more

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