Since 2019 I’ve been working with Reckon Women to elevate Southern women’s voices. Each week we publish an original personal essay by a woman with ties to the South in the Reckon Women Voices column on ReckonSouth.com. Many of the pieces are also featured in newspapers across the region and even throughout the country. (One recent piece landed in a newspaper in Syracuse, New York!)
If you’ve been wanting to submit a story for Reckon Women Voices but you’re not sure where to start, here are my top tips for writing your story. (If you’re not a Southern gal, you can still use these tips to write personal stories to pitch to other publications.)
I always encourage the women of See Jane Write to jot down 10 ideas every day to keep their creativity muscles toned.
Where can you find inspiration for 10 new ideas every single day? EVERYWHERE. Everything that you read, watch, and listen to can be inspiration. The things you’re thinking about and obsessing over can turn into stories, essays, articles, or even poems.
That’s why I love to share with you what I’m into.
Here’s what I’m currently reading, watching, listening to, planning, loving, and obsessing over.
Several weeks ago I thought to myself, “Cherith is killing it these days!” And that’s when I knew Cherith Fluker should be the See Jane Write Collective Member of the Month for February.
Cherith has been consistent on her blog and on Instagram. And she’s been landing brand collaborations even though her blog is less than a year old. Cherith has been dipping her toe into the freelance writing world, too, and she does all of this while juggling life as a wife and a mom and a demanding career in education. I can’t wait to see what’s next for her.