The Harriet’s Voice Project is inspired by Harriet Beecher Stowe. Although she lived and wrote well more than a century ago, her words continue to provide inspiration for writing mothers. She was driven by her passion, even though writing consistently appeared at the end of a long list of interruptions. We can all relate to these words, which she penned after the birth of her
“I have been called off at least a dozen times...to nurse the baby, then into the kitchen to make a chowder for dinner, and now I am at it again, for nothing but deadly determination enables me ever to write: it is rowing against wind and tide...the spirit moves now and I must obey.”
Harriet inspired me to write Harriet’s Voice: A Writing Mother's Journey, a workbook designed specifically to help writing mothers reflect on and enhance their writing life. The book is available through Amazon.com, Barnes & Nobles.com, and Off the Bookshelf.com. To receive updates on new developments in the Harriet’s Voice project, including the book, the blog, and upcoming contests, events, and courses, please sign up on the left.
This site is fueled by the hard work, hopes, and dreams of mothers who write. Please take the survey, participate in the interactive blog, check out the links, contests, and events, and take some low-cost mini-courses that will help lend insight into, support, and structure your writing life. Please also send quotes and links on writing motherhood to help build the Links and Inspiration sections.