Guest Posts

WordMothers welcomes guest posts from women writers.

Posts should average 1000 words and speak to one specific aspect of an author’s personal experience with a view to offering value to others working in the industry.

I reserve the right to edit posts for clarity, to improve SEO, and to ensure that whatever you’re trying to promote really shines.

Interested? Please contact me here to pitch some topic ideas.

NB: “WordMothers” is metaphorical – you don’t need to be a mother to be included here, and your post should have a writing rather than parenting focus.


— Nicole Melanson

Nicole Melanson - Writer, Poet, Editor of WordMothers

Anderton, Evelyn and Wolfe, Pearl – How to Succeed as Co-Authors

Bartow, Karina – If Books Could Talk: The Benefits of Dialogue

Bordetsky-Williams, L. – What to Do When You’re Struggling to Finish a Manuscript

Blunt, Ashley Kalagian – Getting the Most from Writers’ Groups

Brown, Teri M. – How Research Can Help You Write What You Know in Historical Fiction

Carrington, Lorena – What Every Writer Needs to Know about Working with an Illustrator

Czarnecki, Kristin – How Research Can Enhance Your Writing

Dáil, Paula – How to Write Fiction with a Social Message

Daines, Amber – How to Make the Most of Podcast Opportunities

D’Amato, Robin – How to Juggle Multiple Perspectives and Timelines in Fiction

Devlin, Rachel Silber – The Fascination of a Train Wreck: Selling a Personal Story

Fitzpatrick, Claire – Horror: How Women Writers are Sticking It to the World

Forney, Lynn F. – Pushing Through Fear When Sharing Your Voice

Foroutan, Parnaz – Writing in a Time of Uncertainties

Gibson, Jodi – What Does It Take to Be an Indie Author?

Gold, Stacy – 7 Tips for Writing Romance Novels that Sell

Gould, Elizabeth – Invention as a Necessity for Mothers Who Write

Gupta, Shruti Hajirnis – Mahabharatee: A Feminist Perspective on Mahabharata

Jantz, Pam – How Being Organized Can Help You Write Your Book

LaGreca, Gen – Adapting a Novel for Stage

Leal, Suzanne – What’s It Like to Launch a Book during a Pandemic?

Lunney, Tessa – How to Write a Series

Lynch, Eve – 4 Simple Steps to Kindle Direct Publishing Success

Matsumoto, Constance Hays – Finding Value in Literary Citizenship

Murdoch, Kate – From Private Artist to Public Author: A New Writer’s Guide to Handling Publicity

Nicholson, Renée K. – Bits of Flying: Rendering Movement in Writing

O’Hagan, Denise – Finding Objectivity in a Personal Editor-Author Relationship

Robertson, Fiona – 7 Top Tips for Writing Short Stories

Rundell, Katherine – Top Techniques for Editing Your Own Book

Sappenfield, Heather Mateus – How Flexibility Can Help You Find the Best Publisher for Your Book

Selbo, Jule – Female vs. Male Investigators: Does Gender Matter?

Sokol, Kelly – How to Write Like a Mother

Specks, Samantha – Writing Historical Fiction: Inspiration, Research, and Getting it Right

Sterne, Noelle – In Praise of Handwriting

Stewart, Ann Marie – A Column to Call Your Own

Stout, Paulette – 10 Dos and Don’ts to Improve Your Writing and Author Business

Swindler, Olivia – Find Your Band

Tidball, Debra – How to Develop a Writing Community: A Tale of 2 Launches

Tyler, Denise – Finding Time to Write

Voorsanger, Wendy – A Sensitivity Reader Censored My Novel

Wicks, Karen M – How to Develop Your Own Unique Voice as a Writer

Wilkie, Nancy Joie – How a Writers’ Association Led Me to My Hybrid Publisher

Williams, Laura – Why We Write

Zelda, Hayley – 7 Tips on How to Become a Great Fanfiction Writer