We’re celebrating!

On the east coast and the west coast,


we remember how it all began.

Patty said, Let’s leave out the part that

people skip. (Or was that Elmore Leonard?)


I said, Whatevah.

So, with love to WordPress for five years of fun ~ here’s a blast from the past, our first post, written by Patty/Elmore, lover of wells and water and pumps.

Today we’re starting our blog. For years we’ve sipped great coffee, nibbled tasty treats, talked through the life dramas, and read our writing to each other. Frequently we’ve had a silent partner in all this: Ted Kooser, Jane Yolen, Lary Bloom, Art Plotnik, Anne Lamott. We’ve read their books about writing and let their wise words inspire us. This blog is going to be another silent partner we think, but right now getting going with it is a bit like trying to get clear, cool water from the faucet. We need to run the water for a while to swish out whatever’s been lodging along the old pipes. Sometimes those pipes clank and the water sputters. Sometimes we curse and talk about whether or not the plumbing’s ever going to be right. And then it happens. Luscious, clean, boy-is-this-well-good-or-what water. That’s the way it will be with our fussing with a writing blog. Just keep the tap on we’ve decided. It’ll come.

April 2010


Freya Stark in Jebel Druze

Words We Women Write was born out of, well, unbridled curiosity.

The adventure of uncertainty lured us in. (That, and there was nowhere else we needed to be.)


Now, five years later, we’ve birthed two more ~

Click here for Patty’s middle-grade novel/blog, I AM ISABEL THE STORYTELLER.

Click here for Toni’s poetry blog, mental crumbs ~ in love with carbs and poetry.


Having awesome site stats means never having to wear plastic glasses.

We still fuss with the plumbing. Apple geniuses help us tinker. WordPress Happiness Engineers make the irreversible reversible.


And Readers, you are why we’re still

having a good time, all the time.


Thanks for coming.

Toni 4/6/15

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