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Congratulations Will Rogers Medallion Winners
The Will Rogers Medallion Award ceremony was held at the Fort Worth Stockyards on October 29, 2022. Thank you to Alice Trego for compiling the list of the Women Writing the West members who received medallions in various categories.
Do You Annoy Your Readers?
When you write, do you ever think that your work might annoy people? John W. Howell says the inspiration for this post was a series of tweets that people found annoying in books they have read. Hello SEers, It’s John again. Happy Hump Day. Today I want to talk about things that annoy readers. InContinue reading “Do You Annoy Your Readers?”
It’s National Author’s Day
Congratulations to all of the writers around the world on your accomplishments. Share with us what you are currently working on.
Wintering With WWW
Wintering With WWW will be back this winter.Registration for the first Wintering With WWW Zoom Speakers Meetings opens on November 1.These events are open to all WWW members and their invited guests.For more information visit the Women Writing the West website under Events.
Find Your Best Ideas
Could you use six ways to find your best ideas before you start writing? K. M. Welland may have some answers for you. For writers, ideas are the primal matter. No ideas, no stories. But sometimes trying to figure out how to find your best ideas is like catching butterflies. They flit in; they flitContinue reading “Find Your Best Ideas”
Making Your Fiction A Place You Want To Be
Author Janet Key shares the feeling of not wanting to revisit the world she was creating and the tools she used to help make her fiction a place she wanted to be. Last fall, I decided with great determination that it was finally time to finish that literary novel of mine. At that point, IContinue reading “Making Your Fiction A Place You Want To Be”
Four Reasons to Use Internal Thoughts in Your Writing
K. M. Allan talks us through four reasons to use internal thoughts in our writing. A majestic cypress tree grew outside my grade 11 classroom window, eons ago. I remember spending hours staring at it, exploring its velvety green branches and reflecting on the boredom of my classes and wondering what I might do withContinue reading “Four Reasons to Use Internal Thoughts in Your Writing”
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!”
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”