Writing at the intersection of motherhood, feminism and my Latinidad

17 June 2008

Book Review: Writing Motherhood **GIVEAWAY**

That's right dear readers, I have a give-a-way for you today!

In honor of the Chicago Moms Blog & Co.'s reading of Writing Motherhood: Tapping into Your Creativity as a Mother and a Writer [buy at WCF, Powell's, Amazon], I am giving away a paperback copy of the book. I read the book when it first came out as hardback (and that one's mine!) and I was super happy when author Lisa Garrigues wrote me to ask if I wanted a paperback copy to give-a-way. Um, yes!

So what is Writing Motherhood? It's a writers book...it will give you prompts and lots of tips on how to convert/use your mothering experiences as tools to make yourself a better writer. Garrigues gives you prompts, exercises, and a method to the madness of being a DAILY writer.

I tried a year ago to start a motherhood writing journal and kept it up for um, a few days, and then I lost the momentum. That has no reflection on the book, believe me! It's my inability to form a real habit or pattern. *sigh*

If you're a mama, whether or not you aspire to write that fabu memoir or Great American novel, I recommend this book. Non-mommies might be turned off pretty quickly by all the mommy talk, so maybe next time.

GIVEAWAY: Comment by June 24th & leave an email address. I'll pick one at random.

Links to buy: WCF, Powell's, Amazon

Technorati tags: Writing Motherhood, Lisa Garrigues, book review, motherhood

10 comments:

I'd love to win! spaz AT domesticspaz DOT com. Thanks!

I'm a single mom of a 1 yo desperately trying to keep my writing alive -- any and all tips would be very welcome (babymakes2 AT mac DOT com)

count me in!
bethyann92@yahoo.com

Hi - thanks for the great offer! You can reach me through my blog, or at SharingMyStory ~ yahoo ~ com

(HI! from NaComLeavMo)

PS. If you're interested, I'm giving away three different books on my blog right now. :)

Please enter me- thank you for the giveaway!

thanks for the offer and chance to win big! teachsusan6@yahoo.com

Working full time, mom to 2 (3 if you count The Hubby! doesn't leave as much time to write as it used to...this sistah could use a good read and some advice! Count me in! And thanks for the great opportunity!

am I too late for this? mmm, I should read my twitter more..

I've always dreamed of being a writer, so I started a blog! I hope I'm not too late -- I could really use this to improve my writing. Even if I don't win, thanks for the great book tip!

info (at) chicshopperchick (dot) com

Of course I'd love to throw my name in the hat. :)

vegan04 at gmail dot com