Do I Really Need to Write Everyday?

K. M. Weiland Debates the Pros and Cons of Writing Every Day. Do You Have to Write Every Day? 10 Pros and Cons Should writers make it a habit to write every day? Is that the secret to success? Is that what distinguishes “real” writers? I used to think so. Often, when someone would askContinue reading “Do I Really Need to Write Everyday?”

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?”

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!”

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.

Advanced Craft Tips

Laura Drake discusses points relating to the difference between a good writer and a popular writer. I do a lot of critiquing. As I get better at the craft, I’m starting to catch the nuances of good writing; things beyond the basics of POV, show don’t tell, etc. They’re subtler and harder to spot, butContinue reading “Advanced Craft Tips”

Audiobooks Sell

An insight into the production and marketing surrounding audiobooks from guest bloggers Marcia and Jory Rosen. The audiobook market is one of the fastest-growing segments of the publishing industry. According to the Audio Publishers Association, it grew an estimated 24.5% from 2017 to 2018.This included self-published authors and small publishers who access numerous marketing actionsContinue reading “Audiobooks Sell”