Linda Lowen is a writer, editor, and freelancer who has produced content across multiple platforms.
A contributor to The Writer magazine, Linda’s articles share advice and guidance on the craft of writing.
She is the founder of AlwaysWantedToWrite.com, a writing studio based in Syracuse, NY offering classes both online and in-person. She’s a writing instructor for one of the country’s largest YMCA-based community arts program, The Downtown Writer’s Center, in Syracuse, NY, and teaches non-fiction writing, memoir, and blogging at writing festivals and retreats across New York State.
Her passion for guiding new writers to take those critical first steps in telling their stories led her to edit the anthology Hopeful – Grateful – Strong: Survivor Stories from the YMCA of Greater Syracuse’s Cancer Support Programs (2015). Her essay, “Hillary Clinton, Everymother” is featured in the anthology, Love Her, Love Her Not: The Hillary Paradox, edited by Joanne Bamberger (2015). Her non-fiction story “Christmas Eve Service,” appears in Chicken Soup for the Soul: A Book of Christmas Miracles (2017).
She is a theater reviewer for the Syracuse Post-Standard / syracuse.com. Her “Storytime” column in the monthly magazine Family Times: The Parenting Guide of Central New York earned her a 2013 Bronze award in the personal essay category from the Parenting Media Association.
Linda has written for national media outlets including MSN.com and MSN Living, and About.com /the New York Times Company. As the sole editor/writer/content producer for the Women’s Issues site at About.com, Linda increased page views over 400% and elevated it to the #1 position on Google for “women’s issues.” For About.com, she wrote over 2400 pieces of original content, and her coverage of Sarah Palin’s unsuccessful bid for vice president in 2008 earned her an EMMA (Exceptional Merit in Media Award) from the National Women’s Political Caucus.
She is a member of the National Cancer Survivor’s Day Speakers Bureau and has addressed audiences at survivor events from Hartford, CT to Cooperstown, NY. She is also a conference keynote / plenary speaker and has presented on topics ranging from cancer survivorship and the impact of new media on health care to the power of storytelling in the business sector.
She is the former co-producer/co-host of the award-winning public radio show “Take Care,” a weekly conversation on health and wellness produced by WRVO Public Media in upstate New York. The show was honored by the New York State Associated Press Broadcasters Association for its interviews and content.
Linda works as a media coach/consultant, drawing on her years of experience in front of the microphone and the camera in both commercial and pubic broadcasting, and her media training in the Progressive Women’s Voices program at the Women’s Media Center, founded by Gloria Steinem and Jane Fonda, in New York City. Linda is also the recipient of two national Clarion Awards for her work in women’s issues radio programming.