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Nancy Rue
Lebanon, Tennessee (well, Possum Town if you want to be precise ...)
Nancy Rue is the author of 123 books, 11 of which are for New Women:
Interests: Mentoring tweens, teens, New Women and aspiring writers, reading voraciously (i.e. a TON!), hanging with family and friends, following the Nudge, and, of course, drinking large soy lattes on a regular basis!
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Hey, Writerly Women. Before I get into today's pondering point, I just want to say how jazzed I am that conversations are taking place in the Comments section and that you're sharing what you glean from the posts. Community is happening, which is essential. Writing can be isolating. We need... Continue reading
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Hey, Writerly Women, this just in: NATASHA has a wonderful blog. She's writing about tough, timely things in a voice we NEED out there. Check it out , and if you can, leave her a comment. I think you'll want to. While I have you here, you DO know about... Continue reading
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Hey, Writerly Women. Can I just say how delighted I am that our community here is coming together so beautifully? You're encouraging each other, celebrating victories, hopping onto your fellow writers' blogs and websites. Writing is such an isolating art most of the time, and the fact that you're participating... Continue reading
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GLORIA has launched a blog! Check it out: by clicking here She posts every Monday. I'm headed there myself. Let us know if you have a milestone you want to celebrate with us. See you Wednesday for our regular weekly post. Blessings, Nancy Continue reading
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One of my all-time favorite quotes is from the great Russian playwright Anton Chekhov. He told his writing students: "If you want to work on your art, work on your life." That's what we're about during this Lenten season -- deepening our lives so we can deepen our writing. LILY... Continue reading
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Hey, Writerly Women, drum roll, please -- Our own CAYLENE has published!!! Just click here to check out her novella, Courage In the Mountains. It CAN be done. Thanks, Caylene, for inspiring us all. If you have a milestone to share, please leave a comment or email me. We're in... Continue reading
Love, love, LOVE that Colleen, Amanda, Jennifer, Lily, Sarah, Karen Kay and Gloria are on board -- and those are just the writerly women who left comments. We are on a Lenten roll! If you want to check out LILY's blog, too, she's at http://writingandartinthemaking.com You'll love it over there!... Continue reading
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Good morning, fellow Writerly Women. I hope you're still here. I am. I won't go into all the reasons why I haven't reached out to you since November. Nobody needs to hear all that, trust me. But this is now, and I can't think of a more fitting day to... Continue reading
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Hey Writerly Women. Okay, so I know that NaNoWriMo stands for National Novel Writing Month, and I do love that we have our own official month. Why would we not? It is an honorable and complex thing we do, we novelists. Observing it by writing umpty-ump thousand words IN that... Continue reading
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Hey, Writerly Women -- and a good November to you. Among fiction writers - and maybe nonfiction too -- this month has become as much about NaNoWriMo as it has about turkeys and football and giving thanks. It only makes sense to spend this four weeks here on Doorways talking... Continue reading
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Today's post comes from the very gifted fantasy writer known to us as "Skeli". What she has to say on this month's topic of "how deep and dark do we go?" takes us, well, deep. It challenges, and yet it reassures. Isn't that what we want to do for our... Continue reading
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Ah, Writerly Women. On the very first morning of my amazing trip to Concord, Massachusetts, (which you'll be hearing about, probably ad nauseam, in the weeks to come) I met a marvelous fellow writer named Marjorie Meret-Carmen. She is the founder of a small publishing company, Moonglade Press, which is... Continue reading
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Favorite Client Quote of the Week "If I don't answer when you Skype, I might be locked in a trunk." - Natasha It gets that real, doesn't it? Which brings me to our October topic, suggested by one of you. How do we balance the need to portray our villains... Continue reading
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Favorite Client Quote of the Week: Me: What's your writing goal for this week? Skeli: The acquisition of a dwarven-made sword I have to admit, my writerly women, those words have never crossed my lips. But SKELI can say that because she knows her audience. To quote her further: Nerds... Continue reading
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BEST CLIENT QUOTE OF THE WEEK: "My dog ate my plot skeleton." LESLIE Hey, Writerly Women! When I pose that question, I'm not asking about the ACTUAL people you binge watch re-runs of Gilmore Girls with. We're not referring to your Tribe -- your peeps -- your besties. (If any... Continue reading
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Hey, Writerly Women. We've been talking this month about the importance -- okay, the essentiality -- if that isn't a word, it ought to be because we need something stronger than "necessity", which applies more to things like having enough coffee and toilet paper -- of knowing exactly who you're... Continue reading
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Hey, Writerly Women! Back when Mary Weber, my very first mentoring client, was a newbie ( she is now, like, the queen of Christian fantasy and teaches workshops and oh, my gosh I'm so proud. .. Now, where the heck was I going with this?) Anyway, at the American Library... Continue reading
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Hey, writerly women. This post could also be called, "Don't Quit Your Day Job ... Yet." But don't you have those days when you WANT to? When you're having such a BLAST writing and it's flowing through your mind and fingers like a silk scarf and you're more sure than... Continue reading
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Hey, Writerly Women. About six years ago, my friend Shannyn Caldwell told me she wanted me to help her write a book. I'd just started my mentorship program (she was my second client), and Shannyn was the co-anchor of the morning show on a Christian station in Detroit where she'd... Continue reading
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Hey, Writerly Women. I have to say again how impressed I am with AMANDA'S work. Not to mention her courage in putting it out there for us to examine. We should all be so brave, yes? So let's take a look at her transitioning prowess. The first paragraph is pretty... Continue reading
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Hey, Writerly Women. I'm loving your feedback on AMANDA's excerpt, posted Wednesday, August 1. If you'd like to support Mandy with a comment, go for it. Monday I'll put in my two cents and offer some guidance on transitions in our writing. Since the topic of said transitions is our... Continue reading
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Hey, my fellow writerly women. It's been a while, hasn't it? My absence has definitely not been not due to lack of thought of all of you, believe me. I guess the best way to explain it is to say I've been in "transition". Does that resonate with anyone? I'm... Continue reading
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Hey, Writerly Women. your response to GLORIA'S piece was exactly the kind of feedback that makes a writer -- hopefully Gloria! -- want to get right back to the computer keyboard with fingers blazing. Your questions were insightful and thoughtful, and all were framed in positive "What I loved about... Continue reading
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Hey, Writerly Women. Your response to the idea of putting excerpts of your work here on the blog and asking for help was awesome. "I'd love to do this!" "Such a good idea." "I'm up for it." "When does this start?" How about right now? GLORIA sent me a snippet,... Continue reading
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Hey, Writerly Women. Every now and then here on the blog, we'll offer an opportunity for you to put your work in progress out there and get input from the group -- or just take a step in overcoming that fear of letting anybody see what you're doing, whether you... Continue reading