Why I Write #1

#Whyiwrite . . . because it hurts to climb from dreams and shower and dress and work all day and wait for the day’s end to try and fit in some writing time.

Today I am blessed with this soul-saving luxury: a 5:30 a.m. writing session at Starbucks.

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Welcome to the Woman Writer Project

Hi, I’m Nancy Lou Semotiuk. I’m a writer, a mom, a professor, and a PhD candidate in humanities and culture at Union Institute and University. Mostly, I am a woman who struggles to write. There is always something that prevents me from writing. It has not been my experience that if I turn off Twitter and do not clean the house that I’ll have a rich writing life.

And I know that I’m not alone.

I’ve fought to understand why I, and women like me, have such a hard time doing the very thing they love most: writing. My blog will address the special needs and dilemmas of women who have trouble finding the time and encouragement to write.

Rather than being told that making time to write is a choice they are not making, women need encouragement and pragmatic tools to help them achieve success.

That’s what this blog is about. Join me.