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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. 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
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Hey Writerly Women. Monday we talked about those writing doors that are slamming in our faces, making us feel like, "Seriously, what is the point?" I asked you to comment, and I was expecting things like: * I've gotten five rejections from agents and I'm ready to give up. *... Continue reading
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Hey, Writerly Women. When I stood at the end of this walkway in St. Thomas, it looked as if the hall of closed doorways was never-ending. And then of course -- because my mind is a crazy town of similes and metaphors -- it also occurred to me that getting... Continue reading
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Hey, Writerly Women. One in your midst -- MEDOMFO -- reported a writing success this week: I'm getting a poem published in a charity book that some young writers from The Rebelution's writing group The Young Writer are organising, and God willing, I may even get a short story and... Continue reading
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Hey, Writerly Women! Mondays are showcase days when we spotlight writers from among us. Today I bring you LESLIE FARTHING, who is working on a novel I consider to be chick lit with a deeper meaning. The book is only in its first draft, and it's already both touching and... Continue reading
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Good morning, Writerly Women. The marvelous braided young woman you see with the contagious grin -- that's GLORIA, budding author and friend of the blog, (as well as maker of hats for the homeless.) Gloria's description of her writing process is that it's like the potato masher which gets caught... Continue reading
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I'm loving the idea of taking some Mondays to spotlight what you're doing, because here's the deal: If you write, you are a writer. If you haven't published, what do you call what you do? As I mentioned last time in a quote from GLORIA, you're not just typing. Really.... Continue reading
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Hey, fellow Writerly Women. Thanks so much for your participation in our look at Where Awesome Authors create. (Sounds like a great premise for a magazine but something close has already been done, dang it. ) As LESLIE said in her comment, she's learning to be a writer wherever she... Continue reading
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"A woman must have money and a room of her own if she is to write fiction." Virginia Woolf Hey, fellow writerly women. I don't recommend taking life lessons from Virginia Woolf (the poor thing drowned herself after a life fraught with bipolar disorder, which was untreatable at the time),... Continue reading