Women Writes Movement
The Women Writes Movement is an online community to inspire and empower women from around the world to find their voice through writing and to share their journeys, their stories, their ideas, their struggles and their successes that will inspire and empower others.
Every woman has a story to tell, whether fiction or nonfiction, and has the ability and talent to write but not everyone will.
Are you a woman who has:
~ been drawn to write
~ has been told you have an incredible story to tell
~ tells really good stories
~ loves to create stories
~ loves to write
But have you ever felt…
- like you can’t make it interesting
- it’s not good enough to share
- you’re not sure of what steps to take
- you’ve got these great ideas but they don’t sound that way on paper
- like you need to write but can’t get started
- like you need to write but can’t keep going
- that this is what you want to do with your life – create stories
- you want to share your journey to empower and inspire others
- you know you have a great story inside of you
Here’s what you will gain by being a part of this membership community:
connection with other women writers just like you
monthly chapters – webinars packed full of information to help you
resources to help you with writing, editing, publishing and marketing
an online community
taking care of yourself as a writer
I have written most of my life. I wrote my first novel at the age of 9. It eventually ended up in the garbage can as I was too embarrassed that someone might actually read it. Today, I wish I had it as I would love to know exactly what I wrote. Unfortunately, I don’t but it did start my life long love of writing.
You’d think from that early start I might have jumped on the writing wagon and started doing something with my writing at a young age. But I didn’t. I wrote off and on for years but never really got the nerve to share it.
I did not grow up in an environment – at home or in the community – where I was encouraged to write. To read was an absolute must, but to write… not at all.
And of course, I believed that my writing wasn’t good enough. That didn’t stop me from writing but it did stop me from sharing my writing. In the late 90’s, the compelling power to write was nudging me constantly, so I finally joined a writing group. Whew was that hard. Then I joined a critique group. They were two of the best things I ever did. From there I finally got the nerve to spread my wings and write more stories and do something with them.
The sad truth though was that I had to get over myself. The fear, the doubts, the judgement I was sure would come, held me back. I did send out a few queries to publishers but of course got a ‘sorry, not interested’. And they were right. Not that my stories were bad but the letters I was sending were very boring. I didn’t know how to grab their attention or let them know how interesting my story was.
2008 was the year that changed my life. It was the year from hell, everything went wrong that could go wrong. And I lost two people in a very short period of time and almost a third.
Once I got through the year though, I looked back at it and realized that I was not going forth anymore with wishing and wanting. The two people I lost that year, left this world with regrets and I promised I wouldn’t do that.
It inspired me to take action.
I now have over 20 books written – fiction and nonfiction. Only four are published with the fifth coming out soon. The other ones I consider my practice sessions. Someday I hope to get back to several of them and edit them so that they are good stories. I used to believe that when I wrote a story, it had to be great as soon as I had written it or it was crap. Little did I know that was not true. It’s in the rewrites that the magic happens.
So I know what it’s like to want to write… to want to do something with your writing… but feeling it’s not good enough… and to finally getting to that place of taking those steps… And I want that for you.
Through my whole journey I always felt I had to do it on my own. It was not fun and I had to work hard to figure out everything.
I don’t want that for you.
The Women Writes Movement is a place for you to find the tools and resources you need, along with the support to get you on your writing journey and keep you going.
The Women Writes Movement
really came about because of interviews I had done with women over the age of 70, who stepped outside the norm for their day. They did what most women weren’t – getting educated or getting a job. It was while I was doing this, that I started reading about the Women’s Rights Movement (also known as the suffragette movement – not really a nice name for what was a powerful endeavor).
It really inspired me because there are a lot of women who step up and find their dream and there are a lot of women who don’t but the truth is all struggle with believing they are good enough. So I created the Women Writes Movement to provide a hub for women to share their stories, their journeys, their love of writing, their successes and their struggles because we are all truly in this together.