Nest News: Two Options, One Focus


Momness is kicking ass in Phoenix. In case you haven’t heard, our monthly in-person critique group has a lovely new home at The Hive in Downtown Phoenix (Devin hosted the inaugural meeting there last Saturday.) Having the group in the heart of the Valley should give lots of women writers monthly access to the community. Every month the Narrative Nest will be nestled in with local women run businesses like Buzz Beans, Wasted Ink Zine Distro, and The Bee’s Knees.

I’ve been hanging out online four times a month with our hot mama writers who can’t meet in person. What was supposed to be a simple accountability meeting has turned into a think tank for writing entrepreneurs. Emily (one of our early members who moved to upstate New York) and I have been trading ideas on managing social media, blogging, and content creation, along with our bigger writing projects. I even gave Emily homework last week and she blew me away with updates to her platform! Now she’s holding my feet to the fire about productivity. Check out Scribbles From Emily to read all about her relocation across the country.

As we continue to move in these two directions, we’ll be even more available to all kinds of moms who write, but it’s a big time investment. As the Narrative Nest progresses, you may see either me (Blissom) or Devin online or in-person. Sometimes one of us, other times both. Because hey, this is our side gig. Devin’s still providing the best content creation advice at Kindred Word while I’m churning out self-editing tools and classes at The Naked Page.

Whew! With all these options, one thing’s for sure—you’ve got no excuse not to connect with us and take your writing to the next level!