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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.

I was abducted by aliens

After posting “10 Reasons to Start Blogging” on Sunday, June 21, I went to bed as usual, around 11 p.m., My Salinger Year in hand, and quickly dozed off. I dreamt that night that small alien beings had crawled into my bed, planted probes in my brain, and surgically implanted transmitters beneath my skin that [...]

Fashion Model Moms: How will you raise your daughters?

Sorry for the absence this month. After completing a big editing job, I spent last week planning field trips, coloring and hiding eggs, and designing scavenger hunts. This week the kids were on spring break, so I decided—in addition to having them home all week—that I would paint half the interior of the house. Mission [...]

Why I Hate Princesses

My three-year-old daughter refuses to wear pants. She will only wear dresses, and they almost always have to be pink. She adores Cinderella, Beauty (what she calls “Belle” from Beauty and the Beast), and Tinkerbell. Her favorite pastime is to dress up in a tutu and dance around the living room to the sounds [...]

The Importance of Sitting on the Floor

Happy Thanksgiving! May everyone get their fill of turkey or Tofurkey and stuffing and sweet potatoes and family love (or dysfunction) and then take a big long nap before getting up for seconds. Also don’t forget to test your world hunger IQ so a hungry child can have a filling meal, too. It only takes [...]

Writing, Publishing, Social Media News

Just a few updates for my peeps here in the Bay Area, in case you’re not following me on Twitter or Facebook. (What? You’re not? Get on over there and follow/like me. You won’t regret it!)

1. I’ll be telling a story at the Porchlight storytelling series this Monday at 8 p.m. at the Verdi [...]

“Hitting Bottom”

An article I wrote for 7×7 magazine came out today. You parents will especially appreciate this. The kid in the photo even looks a little like mine.

And while you’re here, notice that Facebook “like” box I added over there on the right. If you “like” Writerland or my essay or just plain me (you [...]

Momming and Writing

If you’re like me and you’re trying to do it all, you may find yourself sneaking into the corner of the kitchen to scarf down a chocolate chip cookie or sip a glass of wine now and then to keep your energy up and your sanity intact. That “all” may include picking up toys and [...]

Meghan’s Intermittent Link Love

First of all, I’m sad that Bloglines is going out of business, and I need to transfer my feeds FAST because I just got notice, and they’re closing at the end of the month. I know all you cool cats probably use Google Reader, but then I don’t think that Google Reader existed when I [...]

Blogging Blues

I keep not wanting to write the “why I’m not blogging” post, but here goes. I am CRAZY tired lately! My 10-month-old is going through some kind of growth spurt or teething or revenge-on-Mommy for not letting her have unlimited Cheerios and is getting up two to three times a night. Last night she was [...]

A Day in the Life

During my author interview with Alicia Dunams, I asked her to describe her typical day. I found it so fascinating to get a glimpse into a fellow writer’s personal life that I decided to share mine, too, and I encourage everyone else to do the same (in comments or on your own blog).

Tuesdays, Thursdays, [...]