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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, fellow Writerly Women! We've been talking a lot about the art of writing, which is one of my favorite topics in LIFE. But after a recent conversation with former client and still amazing friend Leslie, I realized we might need to pause to discuss another subject that isn't as... Continue reading
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Hey, Writerly Women! I once wrote a book called Unexpected Dismounts, the title of which came from a motorcycle class I was in (a class I didn't finish!). The instructor said we should always wear helmets and protective clothing in case of unexpected dismounts. Meaning, when you dump the thing... Continue reading
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Hey, Writerly Women! Registration is now open for the Young Women Writers Retreat at Glen Eyrie in Colorado Springs, April 17-19. If you're a writer -- or an aspiring one -- between the ages of 18 and 39, this event could very possibly be for you. If you fall outside... Continue reading
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Hey, my fellow Writerly Women! It delights me that you're reframing those questions that may have been keeping you from moving forward. Thanks for sharing, really. And move forward we must. Do the next thing. Be led to knowing what that next thing is. That's what we do, yes? Actually,... Continue reading
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HHello, my fellow Writerly Women. Today we're welcoming Skeli and Cathy who chimed in with the rest of us this week with their comments. And speaking of comments, I LOVE that you're responding to each other and offering encouragement. That's the mark of a true community, and I couldn't have... Continue reading
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Hello, my fellow writerly women. In only two weeks we have become a community, and I just find that to be awesome and inspiring and a God-thing. Thank you for being here. Your responses to the last post on SHAME vs. SMART (if you haven't read that, do go back... Continue reading
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Hey, fellow writerly women! We have added JENNIFER, NATASHA, COLLEEN and EMII -- at least they're our newest commenters. We are officially a creative body, so it seems appropriate to start today's post with a story. It's non-fiction, autobiographical, and I'll try really hard not to embroider or self deprecate.... Continue reading
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Hello, my writerly women. I'm planning to post just once a week, but I couldn't resist responding to YOUR responses to our new start. I AM JAZZED! The writing life CAN be isolating, and to allow it to be is dangerous to our creativity -- not to mention our sanity... Continue reading
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Hello, my fellow writerly women. It has been a VERY long time since I've checked in with you, and while I'll fill you in on why that is over the next several weeks (because it shines light on all of us as female authors), for now let's just say it... Continue reading
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Writerly Women, I can almost hear you saying it: "Aren't you the one who's always telling us not to get ahead of ourselves? 'Don't worry about how you're going to promote your book when you haven't even written it yet.' So - what's with this blog post?" I'm not talking... Continue reading
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Hey, my Writerly Women! I've just returned from heaven ... well, Concord, Massachusetts, where I spent a week ... wait for it ... researching for my novel, writing, writing, writing (and did I mention writing?) and taking a close look at where I am as writer and woman, and where... Continue reading
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Hey, Writerly Women. How's it going? Actually, that isn't just a greeting. It's the topic of today's post: How IS it going, this writing thing? In fact, IS it going at all? Because I have a number of clients in From Shadow To Shelf and Doorways, it seems there is... Continue reading
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Hello, Writerly Women! Two weekends ago, we added to the community we've formed here on the blog. Some of the faces you see in this pic belong to writers whose names you've heard -- GLORIA, CAYLENE, ABIGAIL, SCOTIA. Others are new to the group -- two SARAHS, a JENNY, an... Continue reading
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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