It’s true that two Women At Woodstock alums have recently published novels, but I lied about one of them; she’s not really Elizabeth Allen; that’s her pen name. The real woman behind “Elizabeth” is a Women At Woodstock alum, and she did just publish another book, The Feisty Woman’s Guide to Surviving Mr. Wonderful : Karma Rules,.
It happened again; the magic of creative people gathering together to do what they’re driven to do, spending their days in concentrated work and gathering at the end of the day to share, give feedback, and be their authentic selves. It truly is magic. I met three women while I was at my writer’s residency
I’m always so excited when a Women At Woodstock alum gets published, especially when the work is something I heard her read, in person, during a workshop at one of our retreats. Ann Stoney has two new short stories in print!
It could be big or small, but you have it; everyone does–a thing you’ve wanted to do, or fix, or stop doing, that’s plagued you for a long time–and yet nothing has changed. Ann Voorhees Baker has distilled all that she’s learned over 11 years of leading the retreats that have enabled women to make major positive changes in their lives, and she shares this knowledge in the Metamorph Workshop.
When life gets hectic, it’s easy to put our own needs last. And if we have not established strong self-care practices, it will be difficult to contribute or function at our best. Real self-care enhances both our personal and professional performances and promotes good life practices by improving our energy, sharpening our mental acuity, strengthening
Sometimes something strikes you as the essence of your father or your mother. This video reminds me of my dad. The man in the video, Martin Hurkens, looks kind of like him, especially when my father, back in the day, would leave the house for a choral performance dressed in a black suit and bowtie and black polished dress shoes, his starched white french cuffs secured by glinting squares of garnet.
This is for you writers out there. I’ve been reading Stephen King’s book, On Writing, and there’s something from it that I want to share. Or two things, really: first, what I learned from his book, and second, the importance of belonging to a writer’s group if you’re a writer. I belong to the Women At Woodstock Virtual Writer’s Colony, and it continuously gives me a wealth of knowledge, inspiration, support, and important finds, like this book.
Hate the idea of marketing your book? Join the club. But it’s a fact that you need to use as many tools as you can to increase sales. This huge course with 30+ experts in book marketing covers all the bases – and it’s available here at a huge discount.
If you’re like most women over 50, the prospect of appearing on camera in a video meeting raises some dread. We’re so pleased that Crystal Cobert, an expert in natural and healthy skincare who caters largely to women over 50, will be sharing her expertise on “video makeup” for women over 50!
In The Writers Colony at Women At Woodstock, you will start each day with a morning workshop taught by resident writing coach Ginnah Howard. We’ll share readings from projects we’re working on and exchange feedback, and Ginnah will also share info about the ins and outs of the publishing world.