Motherhood & Words

blog book tour: literary mama

Today, the blog book tour stop for Use Your Words is the Literary Mama blog. A huge thank you to Karna Converse, a blog editor at Literary Mama for posting today! Sending you a huge virtual hug, Karna!

Thank you to Literary Mama for helping so many mama writers find their writing voices and their way into publication. I’m honored to be a part of their editorial board.

Check out Karna’s post, which includes an excerpt of Use Your Words and a writing prompt. Submit your 600-word response to the prompt for a chance to win a copy of the book and become a finalist. The grand prize is publication of your piece on the Literary Mama blog, and a one-hour writing consultation with me! Yay! Write away!

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I have been teaching creative writing for almost twenty years. Reading about other women’s lives and experiences has expanded my world. To be able to walk in someone else’s shoes, whether it’s for a moment or an hour or a few days, is an incredible gift, providing me with insight into the human experience. It takes courage to write your truths, especially if it doesn’t seem as though anyone cares, as though anyone is listening. Let me tell you: your stories matter, I’m listening, and I’m here to help you find the heart of those truths, to get them down on the page, to craft them, and to send them out into the world. Together, we will change the world, one story at a time.