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Secrets of the Zona Rosa: How Writing (and Sisterhood) Can Change Women's Livesby Rosemary Daniell
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An inspiring guide featuring the wit, wisdom, and stories of Zona Rosa, the writing-and-sisterhood workshop that has empowered thousands of women
For more than twenty years, Rosemary Daniell--Southern belle, successful writer, and tireless champion of female empowerment--has led Zona Rosa, a writing workshop for women founded on the premise that writing can be not only a creative challenge but a tool for healing. Here, she shares the secrets of Zona Rosa: practical advice and home-grown "Exorcises" that help you face and think through writing issues, and life in general.
You'll learn how to avoid the "13 (Possible) Boo Boos" that plague everyone's writing. You'll bring yourself to "Write About the Thing I Most Don't Want to Write About" and learn how facing the difficult past can lead to breakthroughs. You'll discover "The Emotional Tai Chi of Getting Your Work Out There," with suggestions for painlessly sending your work into the world.
Along the way, you'll meet some of the many women who have improved their writing--and lives--through the camaraderie, constructive advice, and fun of Zona Rosa. And you'll be inspired by Rosemary Daniell herself, who has weathered personal tragedy, Bad Love, and her own writing issues to come out singing. Secrets of the Zona Rosa is essential reading for any woman who writes--and who has lived a life full of stories.
About the Author
Rosemary Daniell is the originator and leader of Zona Rosa, a series of creative writing workships in Savannah, Atlanta, and cities throughout the world, as described in People and Southern Living. She is the author of The Woman Who Spilled Words All Over Herself, Fatal Flowers, Sleeping with Soldiers, and four other books of poetry and prose. Her awards include the 1999 Palimpsest Prize and two NEA Fellowships. She lives in Savannah, Georgia.
Table of Contents
YOU ARE NOW ENTERING THE ZONA ROSA
THE STORY OF MY WRITING (AND OTHER) LIFE
Why Where You Are Is Good Enough
WE ARE ALL DOORS UNTIL SOMEONE SLAMS US
How We Can Empower Ourselves No Matter What
IF I WAS REALLY WILD
Why Courage and Daring Are Not Just for Other Women
WHEN I'VE STEPPED OUT IN FAITH
How Patience, Perseverance, and Some Other Virtues Your Grandmama Taught You Can Help You in Writing and Life
IF I TOLD MY JUICY SECRETS
How the Power of the Pink Keeps Us Laughing, or Why Even Serious Babes Still Want to Have Fun
"IF I'M REALLY HONEST, I'M NOT ACTUALLY OKAY WITH . . ."
How Writing plus the Power of the Pink Helps Keep Us Sane When the Worst Happens
IF I THOUGHT LIKE A GUY
Yes, There's a Lot We Can Learn from Them!
A CHORUS LINE OF WINNING LEGS
To Take You Where You Want to Go
A BEVY OF PERFECT T.I.T.S
All the Writing How-to You Will Ever Need
FIREWORKS, OR THE BIG ZONA ROSA PARTY IN THE SKY
Afterword, and an Invitation
My Third Brother's Wife's Strawberry Cream Cake, or the Official Zona Rosa Dessert
A Slew of Writing Fears--Do Any of Them Hit Home?
Tap into the Power of the Pink--Start Your Own Sub Rosa Group!
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