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Amanda Owen speaks to SSWW about the power of receiving

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Amanda Owen is scheduled to speak to the Scottsdale Society of Women Writers Wednesday, July 30, at the regular monthly meeting held from 5:30-7:30 p.m. at Chaparral Suites, 5001 N. Scottsdale Road, in Scottsdale.

Owen’s topic will be “The Power of Receiving: A Revolutionary Approach to Creativity, Writing, and Publishing.” Owen believes that creativity thrives in a receptive environment and that increasing a writer’s receiving skills will help her make the connections she needs, whether to connect to her muse, to an audience, to a publisher, or to an agent. Owen will show how tapping into the receptive world connects the writer to her own brilliance, gives her energy and ideas, eliminates writer’s block and leads her to those who can help her get her writing seen by the public.

Patricia L. Brooks, founder/president of SSWW, said that Owen “comes highly recommended due to the subject matter of her work.” Brooks added, “We look forward to her talk as she addresses writer’s block in relation to receiving—an issue for all writers at some point.”

Owen, who has a background in social work and a 25-year counseling practice, has been presenting workshops and lecturing since the mid-1980s. She is the author of “The Power of Receiving: A Revolutionary Approach to Giving Yourself the Life You Want and Deserve” and “Born to Receive: 7 Powerful Steps Women Can Take Today to Reclaim Their Half of the Universe.”

Owen is working on a new book: “How To Be Safe: What Every Woman Needs to Know to Survive and Thrive in the 21st Century,” which she hopes to have completed by the end of the year. Knowing firsthand about the effects of violent crime and frustrated by countless stories of women who have been raped, kidnapped, assaulted or who are missing, Owen decided to do whatever she could to help women learn to protect themselves. Her research includes interviews with legislators, crime experts, women’s advocates and technology innovators.

Cost for the July 30 event is $25 for members, $30 for guests. R.S.V.P. to Patricia L. Brooks at


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