My Friday Fave – Southern Writers Magazine

A subscription to Southern Writers Magazine neared the top of my Christmas list this past year and it’s since proven to be one gift that keeps on giving.

Every issue includes information on critiquing, blogging, building your brand, and other relevant helps for writers of all levels and genres. Featured articles are simply superb!

One such article is by Tracy Crump entitled The Golden Rule of Critiquing. I plan to share her invaluable insights with my own critique group next month. Tracy also contributes to one of my favorite writing blogs The Write Life.

Although the feel of slick paper between my fingers tends to make me a bit giddy, I chose to subscribe to the Southern Writers Magazine’s digital issues. (And my heavy-laden bookshelves heave a collective sigh of relief.)

I encourage you to stop by, take your shoes off, pour a cup of sweet tea, and enjoy these two favorite places of mine on the way to wherever you’re going today.


My Friday Fave – The Literary Ladies’

Brian collects pocket change throughout the year in a pink and teal container (the colors were not of his choosing). Come December, the money is carted off to the local Coin-Star where it’s exchanged for an Amazon gift certificate, which is then tucked into my Christmas stocking. This past year, a record breaking balance of $67.81 yielded a bundle of literary delight–one being The Literary Ladies’ Guide to the Writing Life by Nava Atlas.

Inspiration and advice from twelve celebrated women authors cover 180 sleek pages. Jane Austen, Louisa May Alcott and Madeleine L’Engle just to name a few.

Chapter topics include:

  • Becoming a Writer
  • Developing a Voice
  • Conquering Inner Demons
  • Rejection and Acceptance

Excerpts from personal writing journals, literary work, and interviews provide “a treasury of intimate glimpses into the unfolding creative process across twelve brilliant careers.” Illustrations and rare photographs bring each author to life.

Lift those couch cushions and turn your pockets inside out. The Literary Ladies’ Guide to the Writing Life is worth every penny!

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