Sure, the extra hour of daylight is nice, but here are a few fem-based sources of inspiration to help you put your fingers to the keypad and start writing – and then sharing your work.
Thanks to Kimberly, fellow Writing Group member, we are including Feminism 2.0 to our list of blogging resources. This list will be moved to its own page soon, but can also be seen here in its original form as a blog post.
About Feminism 2.0: “Feminism 2.0 brings together the leadership of major women’s advocacy organizations and online women’s communities to further the connection between today’s issues and women’s voices. Feminism2.0 is intended for all women interested in better policy for women, families and society.” Just email them with your ideas and let us know if you get featured!
Still need a another reason to get started? Feministing had a great post yesterday by Ann Friedman, about the importance of encouraging women to write. It’s a great read, so please do so asap, then follow Ann’s advice and encourage other women to write. That byline gap she notes isn’t going to take care of itself.
If that still isn’t enough to get you in the mood, here’s a video of Susan Orlean and Elizabeth Gilbert discussing the experience of writing as women. Among may topics, they talk about the aspects of reporting that can be easier for women, including the assumption that women are not as threatening, and how that can make it easier for people to open up. The entire chat is here (just over an hour long, but totally worth it). For a shorter version from the New York Times, go here.
Since it’s St. Patrick’s Day, here’s a little Irish blessing:
May the Irish hills caress you.
May her lakes and rivers bless you.
May the luck of the Irish enfold you.
May the blessings of Saint Patrick behold you.
May you merrily write til your heart’s content!