STORIES, TRUE ADVENTURES OF TEXAS WOMEN ACROSS
THE CENTURIES AND THE LANDSCAPE OF TEXAS
STORYTELLING… Now I get to tell the women’s stories to women’s groups, Texas history groups, library and archive audiences as well as teachers, students, Sunday school classes, business, professional and civic groups. (for more see “storyteller PAGE)
EDITING… I edit as I like to be edited: with respect for the story that’s unfolding and the author’s voice that drives it. I’ll suggest scene changes, if warranted; check out the story population…I’ll question if all characters have a role; I’ll hone words and syntax only to streamline the story and increase tension and suspense.
After editing the start of one person’s novel, K. L. of Dallas said: “Carmen, this is great stuff.”
EDITING is by appointment. Contact email@example.com.
Texas Women’s stories are gathering attention:
- Having served on the board of the Archives of Women of the Southwest for a year, they elected me vice president this year. SMU’s DeGolyer Library houses this collection.
- FROM Marie Bartlett IN GRIT, MAGAZINE Rural American Know How her post on “Women Ranchers, Faith and Grit.” She quoted from what she called, “Carmen Goldthwaite’s informative book Texas Ranch Women: Three Centuries of Mettle and Moxie (History Press, 2014)”: “Texas wouldn’t be Texas without the formidable women of its past...”
- From Caleb Pirtle’s Venture Galleries (www.venturegalleries.com), a blog for readers and writers:
If you’re looking for a great historical nonfiction that reads like vignettes from a novel, this is the book you want to read--Referring to Texas Dames: Sassy and Savvy Women Throughout Lone Star History.
- Contacted by PBS film producer to participate in a project featuring a Texas Ranch Woman profiled in Texas Ranch Women: Three Centuries of Mettle and Moxie.
- Contacted by Saddlebags Dispatches to write short fiction—novella or story—on a facet of Texas War of Independence, one written about in both books on Texas women.
Celebrating the 5th year of Carmen’s Writing Circles in Fort Worth.
TEACHING WRITING: CLASSROOMS, CONFERENCES, PROFESSIONAL GROUPS & AT HOME with WRITING CIRCLES
Sharing over four decades of writing experiences that have led to publication in prose and poetry, fiction and nonfiction, I get to help those new to writing as well as those with experience along their writing journey through:
- SMU WRITING CLASSES kick off in early September. I’ll be teaching Narrative NonFiction: the Proposal starting Sept. 14; Creative Writing Foundations begins Sept. 10. (Read more on Writing Teacher Page) (click on Writing Teacher page video for more info); new sessions start June 2 and 3. Contact: firstname.lastname@example.org.
- WRITERS CIRCLES renew starting September 8. For a preview and more information watch the brief video tape on the Writing Teacher Page, contact me: email@example.com.
- Editing and private instruction by appointment, contact firstname.lastname@example.org.
Click on Writing Teacher page for more.
Talking about women stories in the Republic of Texas, particularly three on the Battlefield of San Jacinto with Arlington’s Daughters of the Republic of Texas.
Carmen Goldthwaite celebrates…first box of books… Texas Ranch Women: Three
Centuries of Mettle and Moxie.
Mother’s Day week booksigning at Texas Star Books.