• NovaStar reviewer Lee Ambrose is passionate about words! She enjoys reviewing books for the SCN Book Review Site almost as much as she enjoys reading the reviews posted by her sister reviewers. Lee tells us, "Reading and writing are such an important part of my life that I cannot imagine a day without actively reading or writing—or both! When I am not immersed in 'word-working' I am enjoying nature or working as an oncology/hospice RN at the local hospital. I have been an active member of the Story Circle Network's Internet Chapter since 2000. Currently, I write for the poetry e-circle #4 and writing e-circle #7, facilitate writing e-circle #10, author the weekly 'Women's Wise Words: A Week's Worth of Writing Prompts,' and serve as the President of the Internet Chapter (2004-present)."
• Our reviewers have been busy. We're pleased to announce that Judy M. Miller is now a StarBurst reviewer!
• Our editors and reviewers are active writers. Here are some of their recent projects:
- Writer Advice's Winter Issue includes two winning pieces submitted to our Scintillating Starts Contest and directions for our 10th Flash Prose Contest. Writer Advice is owned by SCN member, reviewer, and teacher, B. Lynn Goodwin, who is always looking for new reviewers.
- Judy M. Miller had essays and articles published in Long Island Special Child, Mom to Mom NWI, New York Special Child, Parent Notebook, Pittsburgh Parent, Montgomery Parents, Flagler Parent, Pittsburgh Parent, Auburn Opelicka Parents, Bronx/Riverdale Family, BC Parent, San Diego Family, Mom to Mom NWI, Central Penn Parent, Growing Up Chico, Portland Family, Mobile Bay Parents, PB Parenting, and Brooklyn Family.
• Browse through our listing of books by women about American women in their cultural and historical contexts. At Story Circle, we are passionate about women's stories and are grateful to the authors who bring these stories to us. The books on this list deserve to be read and appreciated. They are books that matter, about strong women who have played significant roles in all fields of human endeavor. (Special thanks to Susan Schoch, who compiled this list for us.)
• If you'd like to learn more about SCN, the best place to start is with our leadership team: women who have devoted their energies to making SCN a home for women who want to write about women's lives. Go here to meet these nine remarkable women.
• SCN Online Classes.
The Story Circle Network offers the only online lifewriting program designed exclusively for women. We teach general writing skills, organization, and critical editing, as well as technical skills in book design and development, online marketing, blogging, and other Internet-related activities. Through our Independent Study Program we can connect you with a helpful mentor who will provides you with individually tailored, constructive assistance designed to help you strengthen your writing, sustain your efforts, and complete your projects. For full class listings, faculty bios, enrollment, and more, visit our website.
• Advertising with SCN.
As you plan the marketing campaign for your book, writing program, or writing-related workshop or conference, please consider Story Circle as a partner in your promotional efforts. Story Circle provides a unique voice and a wide range of services for women readers and writers. Partnering with us allows you to target your promotion efforts and take advantage of SCN's growing reputation in the international community of women writers. Depending on your budget, you can choose from five packages.
• Story Circle Editorial Service.
We can help you find the editor who is just right for your project. Your manuscript deserves respect, careful attention, and an editor who understands your needs and goals. Our service is unique...designed just for you.
• HerStories and One Woman's Day.
SCN hosts two blogs and dozens of bloggers. The HerStories bloggers are a dozen women writers and teachers who regularly share their passion for the how-to and why, the art and craft of lifewriting. The One Woman's Day bloggers share occasional stories of the special days of their lives. If you're a member and would like to contribute to OWD, visit the blog and see how to get involved.
• Here at SCBR, we always receive more wonderful books than we can possibly review. So we've created a new feature on our website: a section called Briefly Reviewed, a selection of titles, briefly described, that represent the wide range of recently-published memoirs written by strong women who have been there, done that, and lived to tell the tale. Recommended for your reading pleasure!
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