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”

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”

Summer Workshop

Have you registered for WWW’s  FIRST Summer Workshop?The very successful author, Christina Dodd once said, ‘Submitting your work is like getting on stage, pulling down your pants, and asking for comments.’ Pitching is the same. Let’s face it; the thought of it is enough to make the strongest shudder and run.  Ahhh yes, we’ve allContinue reading “Summer Workshop”

Team Winning Writer ~ February 2021 Edition

Thank you, Alice Trego for providing us with the results for the 2020 Will Rogers Medallion Awards. ** Western Nonfiction: Third Place: Geronimo, Prisoner of Lies: Twenty-Three Years as a Prisoner of War (1886-1909) by W. Michael Farmer (TwoDot) ** Western Biographies: Fourth Place: Washington Territory’s Grand Lady: The Story of Matilda (Glover) Koontz JacksonContinue reading “Team Winning Writer ~ February 2021 Edition”

Team Winning Writer ~ January Edition

Ashley E. Sweeney’s second novel, Answer Creek, recently won the 2020 Arizona Literary Award sponsored by the Arizona Authors Association. Chronicling the Donner Party saga, Answer Creek follows fictitious protagonist Ada Weeks as she travels westward in 1846 in search of a new life.  Sweeney is the winner of the 2017 Nancy Pearl Book Award forContinue reading “Team Winning Writer ~ January Edition”

New Release ~ Square Corners A Horsewoman’s Story by Deb Donley

Growing up feminist, a tenacious woman struggles to become a successful horse trainer, loves and loses her cowboy husband, and fights through panic attacks to resume her career.  This memoir is filled with extraordinary horses, dedicated students, and the ever-present ranch dogs.  Square Corners A Horsewoman’s Story is available in paperback and e-Book . DebContinue reading “New Release ~ Square Corners A Horsewoman’s Story by Deb Donley”

Team Winning Writer ~ December Edition

Kayann Short – Her flash fiction story, “To the River,” appears in the October 2020 issue of Burningword Literary Journal. In September 2020, Kayann’s essay, “Girls Wear Pants,” appeared in the anthology, In My Shoes: Reflections on Women’s Journeys, available https://www.kaleidoscopewojo.com/ Submission deadline is the first of each month.

New Release ~ Rescuing Samantha by Heidi Thomas

With dreams of raising Thoroughbreds, Samantha Moser leases the Montana ranch that once belonged to her great grandmother, a trail-blazing rodeo cowgirl. After back-breaking work to fix up the abandoned, dilapidated ranch and a disastrous blizzard, her fiancé lacks the courage that runs in Samantha’s blood, and he leaves her. Struggling with shattered dreams, aContinue reading “New Release ~ Rescuing Samantha by Heidi Thomas”