Friday, March 13, 2015
Women Writers Working Together: I Love My Poppies!
When women help women, amazing things can happen. In my daily life, I’ve felt disheartened when I’ve seen women turning their backs on other women rather than working together. I've thought to myself: Why can’t they get the message? By helping each other, all of us can benefit. Being self-serving might get you a few steps in the short term, but in the end, it’s not a winning strategy.
As a new author and publisher, as in all areas of life, I’ve come across women who share this idea and some who don’t. Or some who fall in between, not even realizing the disservice they are doing to other women—and to themselves.
Thankfully, though, there are plenty of women writers, readers—and women in general—who are extremely supportive and are team players.
Enter stage right: Tall Poppy Writers!
Several weeks ago, this fabulous organization of women writers asked me to join the group. My reaction: Happy dance! Yay! Cheering, and jumping up and down!
The Poppy mission? We (yes we—I’m so proud!) are a community of writing professionals committed to growing relationships, promoting the work of our members, and connecting authors with each other and with readers.
As I looked through the list of Poppies, I was in awe of the talent surrounding me. And after becoming a member, I was in awe of their kindness and generosity. Female power at its best. I don’t want to single out any of the Poppies in this post because all of them are wonderful and deserve a mention.
So the easiest thing to do is to point you in the direction of our website. Not only will you learn about some inspiring women, but you also will find books to add to your “to read” list!