Saturday, October 29, 2011

Just Finished a Big Assignment

Hi all,
Fall was beautiful this year!
Copyright Deanna Lynn Sletten
Thanks for visiting my very first blog post for my personal writing blog.  If you found me, it was probably through my other blog, Write Moms.  This blog is going to be a little bit different.  Instead of sharing information about where to write - I'll be sharing my experiences as a writer.  If you want to learn more about me and why I started this blog, visit the About Me tab at the top of this page.

Another Assignment in the Can

I just finished a series of skin care articles for She Knows which should be published in the first week in November.  (I'll give you all the links when they are live.)  The articles were a lot of work, but I learned a lot and had fun doing them. I also had a blast interviewing several top dermatologists in the country for the articles.  Okay, so by interviewing, I mean e-mailing questions and getting answers - but isn't that how it's done these days?  It was amazing how many were so willing to take the time to help me with my articles.  It helped to make the articles authentic.

How did I get in contact with so many great sources?  Here's the secret - there's this great site out there called Help A Reporter where you sign up as a writer for a publication or website and then you can submit your request for help.  I had dozens of replies in only one day for my skincare articles - and from some very respected sources.  So, if you haven't tried Help a Reporter yet - try it - you'll be happy with the results.

Recent Articles on She Knows

I do have a few recent articles that you might enjoy reading.  Here are the links:

Funny Stuff My Kid Says

Real Moms Share: Why My Husband is a Great Dad

Harvest Inspired Fall Snacks

Can I Get a Flu Shot While Pregnant?

And yes, this blog will have a lot of shameless promotion of my writing on it - that's kind of the point. :)

What have you written lately?  Leave a comment and share it.



  1. Deanna, I’m a fan and am happy to see that you’ve started something that feels right for you. Sounds like you’ll be writing posts from the heart.

    Many moons ago a friend of mine told me to register my own domain name because the Internet is growing and someone else will register my name and I’ll be left in the cold. So, I registered the domain name in 2001 and still haven’t quite figured out what to do with it.

    It’s clear that your blog has a direction. The direction may change from time to time but your blog has a purpose. Hopefully, in reading your posts it will inspire me to find a purpose for mine.

    Wishing you the best with your new blog!

  2. Hi Felicia,

    Thanks for your positive feedback. This blog feels right - I can't say why - but I was no longer enjoying Write Moms and thought it was time for a change. It was smart of you to register your name so long ago - you never know when you will need it. I finally did because I am thinking positive and hoping that someday I will really need a site like this with my own name! :)