15th Anniversary Spotlight — Joan Kelly

Each day for the 15 days leading up to the WAW Open House (October 7, 2012, 2-5 p.m.), we’re going to feature a current or former participant who’s completed a major project (book, film, album, academic credential). We’ll find out what they learned that helped them with their work.

Women At Work

WAW taught me to retrain my ego to accept the fact that thoughtful critique of my work is the greatest gift another writer can give me.  The women in my group all but cured me of my tendency to overwrite everything, which freed me to do edits with a sense of excitement  rather than discouragement, embarrassment, or a sense of drudgery.  I did not start out being a writer who could finish a book.  WAW gave me the hope that I can be a writer who can do anything I set out to do, now.

The Pleasure’s All Mine




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