Learning Dog Tricks Made Me a Calmer Person

Writer, Cindy Zikmund talks about the words, “leave it”, and how they can be of benefit in our life. While practicing the dog trick, Leave It, with my five-year old pup, I unexpectedly learned to regulate my own impulsive reactions and it couldn’t have come at a better time.  During a live internet broadcast aboutContinue reading “Learning Dog Tricks Made Me a Calmer Person”

Critique Group

An update on the WWW hosted Writing Critique Group from the coordinator of the group, Deborah Swenson.  The response to the WWW Critique Group has been great, yet there are still some kinks to be worked out. As of now, we will start a waiting list for the WWW Critique Groups. If you are interestedContinue reading “Critique Group”

New Release ~ The Road To Me by Laura Drake

  Jacqueline Oliver is an indie perfumer, trying to bury her ravaged childhood by shoveling ground under her own feet. Then she gets a call she dreads—the hippie grandmother she bitterly resents was apprehended when police busted a charlatan shaman’s sweat lodge. Others scattered, but Nellie was slowed by her walker, and the fact thatContinue reading “New Release ~ The Road To Me by Laura Drake”

Social Media Executor, Say What?

Anne R. Allen recently wrote in one of her blogs about the loss of a good friend. After not hearing from her frined in a while, she went to social media, only to find the FB page “had been gutted”. Having previously written about the topic, Anne returns us to the reasons why a SocialContinue reading “Social Media Executor, Say What?”

Women Writing the West 2022 Conference

Have You Registered Yet? Be one of the first 100 people to register for the 2022 WWW Conference and receive a leather journal. Our generous sponsors, Typo Market and The National Cowboy & Western Heritage Museum have donated these lovely leather Journals. Created by L3Designs, Stillwater, OK, they come in two colors: Maroon & Creme,Continue reading “Women Writing the West 2022 Conference”

Nail That First Line!

Laura Drake talks about why the first line of a book is important. Stephen King reflected on the magnitude of a novel’s introductory sentence. “An opening line should invite the reader to begin the story,” he said. “It should say: Listen. Come in here. You want to know about this.” Preach it, Steve.  I’m notContinue reading “Nail That First Line!”

Women Writing the West 2022 Conference

Conference Sponsorship Opportunities Our 2022 Conference theme is, “Red Earth Voices: We All Have a Story to Tell. We will focus on the connective power of storying. To uplift. To empower. To inspire.” There are several sponsorship packages available for the 2022 Women Writing the West Conference being held in Oklahoma City on October 20Continue reading “Women Writing the West 2022 Conference”

Contests & Awards for Writers

Have you ever gone down a rabbit hole looking for contests and awards to submit your written work to? Carolyn Niethammer has compiled a list to help you on your research journey.

Women Writing the West 2022 Conference

Red Earth Voices: We All Have a Story to Tell This will be Women Writing the West’s first-ever conference in Oklahoma City, Oklahoma. Oklahoma comes from two Choctaw words: okla, meaning people; humma, meaning red. The land of the red people. This year’s conference is entitled Red Earth Voices: We All Have a Story to Tell. We will focus on theContinue reading “Women Writing the West 2022 Conference”

New Release ~ Norman by Ann Edall-Robson

When a rough-around-the-edges barn cat introduces himself to the new Hereford calf called Norman, the day turns into one Buttons will not soon forget. How was he going to explain his way out of the shenanigans his new friend had persuaded him to take part in, especially when he knew better? Norman is available onContinue reading “New Release ~ Norman by Ann Edall-Robson”