Tiffany Yates Martin

Get Out of the Room “The editor has no place in the room while you’re writing,” says world-class developmental editor, Tiffany Yates Martin. She enthusiastically encourages you to let your pure creativity flow without your imaginary inner-jerk editor, poking you, asking, “Really?  Is that the best way to say it?” There’s a time for theContinue reading “Tiffany Yates Martin”

NaNoWriMo Prep 101

Whether this is your first time tackling a novel or your fifteenth, the NaNo Prep 101 Workshop is ready to help you prepare to reach your goal. During September and October, NaNoWriMo Prep 101 provides activities for you to use. Visit NaNoWriMo Prep 101 for more information. Are you planning to participate in NaNoWriMo 2021? Are youContinue reading “NaNoWriMo Prep 101”

Kate Ristau

What Are You Bad At? Folklorist, Kate Ristau, will tell you she’s bad at “description.”  Then she’ll encourage you to ponder your own Don’t-Want-To-Admit, Not-So-Good areas of writing. And you’ll let out a breath of relief when she tells you why it doesn’t matter.  Your awareness is what matters. Now that you’re aware of yourContinue reading “Kate Ristau”

The Benefits of Pen Pals

My first thought was that any writing does – emails, social media posts, reports, formal letters. They’re all a way of honing our skills. But the intimacy of writing to pen pals gives you much more freedom of expression — one of the fundamentals of good writing. Read more about The Benefits of Pen PalsContinue reading “The Benefits of Pen Pals”

Frank Weber

Amp up Story Tension: Villains have Their Moments You know what the villain, brute, or antagonist in your story must do. But is that character believable?  Would he/she actually act that way in the real world? At the October WWW Conference, we have the unique opportunity to hear from forensic psychologist, Frank Weber.  This award-winningContinue reading “Frank Weber”

Melissa Hart

Article Writing—It Benefits You in Ways You’ve Never Dreamed Need to sell more books?  Need to gain credibility and move to “published” status more quickly? Want to improve your overall writing skills for both fiction and non-fiction? Writing articles will help you reach all these goals.  It even pays, maybe not a lot, but theContinue reading “Melissa Hart”

New Release ~ Mercy and Madness by Beverly Lionberger Hodgins

Born among the rolling green hills of New Richmond, Ohio, Mary Archard was a thinker and achiever from the beginning. This can-do attitude must have run through her blood, for several branches of her family living in the villages of New Richmond, Batavia, Amelia, and in the city of Cincinnati, had been significant contributors toContinue reading “New Release ~ Mercy and Madness by Beverly Lionberger Hodgins”

2021 WILLA Literary Award Winners and Finalists

Women Writing the West® (WWW) is proud to announce the 2021 WILLA Literary Award competition Winners and Finalists, representing the best of 2020 published literature for women’s or girls’ stories set in the North American West. WWW, a nonprofit association of writers and other writing professionals writing and promoting the Women’s West, is the underwriter andContinue reading “2021 WILLA Literary Award Winners and Finalists”

2021 Summer Workshop Round-Up

Julie Zander and I thought we had prepared for everything that might rear its ugly head and come between us and success. We had a workshop leader that was proven to know her stuff when it came to pitches, Julie had 16 agents agree to review the pitches, and we had 28 WWW members whoContinue reading “2021 Summer Workshop Round-Up”