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Meghan Ward

I'm a freelance writer and book editor represented by Andy Ross of the Andy Ross Literary Agency. You can read an excerpt of my memoir, Paris On Less Than $10,000 A Day, and visit my website for more info about me.

Best Irish Soda Bread Recipe

It’s that time of year again—time to set your leprechaun traps, get your green on, and make your Irish soda bread! In memory of my mother, who left us 17 years ago this week, the easiest and best Irish soda bread ever:

 

4 c flour 1 1/2 t baking soda 1 [...]

What I Learned About Networking at AWP

I am woefully behind on everything this month after going out of town for three long weekends in a row. I took a lot of notes at AWP, however, and will be writing several blog posts as a result, one of which is “Is it Worth It to Get an PhD in Creative Writing?” I [...]

AWP 14: Join Me!

For anyone going to AWP, I will mostly be workshop hopping and wandering around the Bookfair. Follow me on Twitter @meghancward as I tweet my workshops with the hashtag #AWP14. And email me at meghan @meghanward.com if you will be there and want to meet up!

 

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Top 10 Questions People Ask Me About Modeling

When people hear I used to model and that I wrote a memoir about modeling, they have a lot of questions. Here are the answers to the top 10 questions people ask me:

1. Did you meet a lot of celebrities?

Some. I wasn’t much of a partier, but I danced with Milli Vanilli, met [...]

My memoir “Runway” is out!

I am very excited to announce that a mini ebook version of my memoir about the international modeling industry is now available from SheBooks. In fact, it’s the featured title for fashion week this week! For just $2.99 you will get the inside scoop on what it’s like to walk down the runways of Paris [...]

Writerland Works: “Getting Unstuck” by Teresa K. Miller

Today I’d like to introduce Writerland Works, original works written for Writerland readers. This week Teresa K. Miller, author of the poetry collection Sped, writes about “Getting Unstuck” as a writer.

Photo by Dalton Lasnier

Twenty minutes down the dirt road from San Gerardo, the downpour breached every seam in my jacket, and [...]

Blogging Classes Start This Week!

If you live in the San Francisco Bay Area, I have two blogging classes starting in the next week at the San Francisco Writers’ Grotto. Blogging for Beginners starts this Wednesday, January 29, and I still have two openings. My Six-Week Blogging Workshop begins the following Monday, Feb. 3, and four spaces are available. [...]

Six Ways to Build Your Author Platform

Tuesday night, I had the privilege of attending Sin and Syntax author Constance Hale’s class The Book Biz from A to Z at the San Francisco Writers’ Grotto. One of the topics that arose was platform.

Today, every agent and editor wants to know that you have a platform before representing/buying your book. But [...]

Hottest Social Networks of 2014

 

 

In 2012, Twitter and Pinterest rose to prominence, and Facebook bought Instagram and went public. In 2013, Twitter released Vine and went public, Google+ starting gaining traction, and SnapChat turned down a $3 billion offer from Facebook. What will 2014 bring?

 

1. Google+, Google+, Google+

2014 is going to be all [...]

Merry Christmas!

To all the Writerland Challengers, I apologize for dropping off the Internet this past month. I have Heath Toffee for our winner, to be announced next week. And to everyone celebrating Christmas today, Merry Christmas!