I have a collection of my deceased mother's poems; people tear up (cry) when I read them aloud. I want to get them published, will donate half the proceeds to her favorite children's health non-profit in Kentucky once they are published. I published a book for journaling, Sex As . . . a Journal for Your Life, have conducted a few workshops based on the book. (web page is www.sex-as-journal.com). Want to do more with it, am kinda stuck. I also have a 1500+ page handwritten journal I kept in prison for nearly 5 years, know it's a story waiting to be told, feel anxious about the vulnerability involved.
Seeking a community of writers for mutual accountability, inspiration, encouragement, honing our work and getting it out to readers.
I've published essays in journals and magazines, have been working for several years on a semi-memoir/semi-narrative nonfiction book. I have several creative nonfiction and nonfiction projects in the works, on subject matter involving nature, the arts/culture/craftsmanship, and/or the interweavings among these subject areas.
I'm a freelance artist (murals, commissioned work, calligraphy, illustration), and have taught studio art and art appreciation The website I've posted in this profile is my art ist website (I don't [yet] have an author website or author social media page). The processes of craftsmanship in these media find their way into my writing.
I recently completed a memoir about the experience of parenting a teenager with severe depression and my family's experience sheltering in place during the pandemic (being reviewed by a few agents now). I am working on revisions to a completed novel and writing a new novel about a mother's journey of grief when she loses a child to a sudden catastrophic illness. I am also writing some poetry on the side. Finally, I've been writing quite a few creative nonfiction essays and publishing on websites/guest blogs, as well as a personal blog of my own. Most of my work is centered on being a mom, mental health and wellness, meditation, yoga, and family stories. I would be open to joining a group of other writers working in these genres or subject matter areas. I'm not looking for an intense critique group, but rather more of a sharing/encouragement group of experienced writers. Thanks!
I have have written a memoir for which I am exploring publishing options. The memoir came together by my weaving together and massaging a number of personal essays that I have written over the last eight years. I have written personal essays, some of which have been published and others that have received awards and recognition. I've begun to dabble in short fiction and would like to further explore this genre.
My interest in a writing group is to find others who write memoir, personal essays and fiction and to share writing experiences and resources, e.g. writing tips, publications accepting submissions, contests.
Most of my writing has revolved around essays, periodical writings, scholarships, and grant writings. I enjoy those type of writings. However, I would really love to learn how to write to an audience on a more personal level with memoirs, literary fictions, historical fictions, and address youn adult issues through storytelling.
I was a member of Themestream, an online writers' group that flourished, briefly, about twenty years ago. That was the most writing-productive period of my life, as it turns out, and I connected there with four fellow writers in particular who are still friends of mine today. Since that website failed, I have found nothing to replace or even compare with it. *That* is not my specific goal, but I'd like to find a group of poets who are open to honest (civil) feedback; also interested in connecting with writer/journalers.
In 2018, I published a book of poems, "Years and Other Leavings"; currently, I'm re-reading and annotating 50+ years of my Journal (62 volumes, still in progress) with the long-range goal of publishing a compilation of my best writing.
For me, friendships and interpersonal connection are thin on the ground these days. I'd like to change that.
Here's what I've submitted to prospective publishers:
Sheryl Loeffler is a Canadian writer and musician. Her poetry, prose poetry, and creative nonfiction (more than 50 titles) have been published in literary magazines and anthologies in Canada, the United States, the United Kingdom, Austria, and Japan. In April 2005, she moved to Malta, at the heart of the Mediterranean Sea, returning to Canada in May 2006. In May 2014, A Land in the Storytelling Sea, her book of poems, prose poems, and photographs born in and about Malta, was published by FARAXA Publishing, Rabat, Malta. In 2015, she was elected to membership in the League of Canadian Poets. For two months in 2017, she was resident at The Writers’ Colony at Dairy Hollow, Eureka Springs, Arkansas, USA. In 2019, she was nominated for a Pushcart Prize.
I'm a solitary writer. I'd very much like community (even remote community) for friendship (even remote friendship), support, and constructive criticism. A community of poets would be ideal.