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Publishing Another Book

 Ready for some awesome news?

I’m in the process of publishing another book!

It sort of just happened, but I’m glad I jumped into this. I’m constantly looking for book covers, even if I’m not interested in publishing a book yet, so that was what I was doing this weekend when I came across a cover that I absolutely fell in love with and had to have, right then and there.

After I wrote The Darkest Light, I started another book that I set in Paris about a girl that…


Added by Ashley Earley on May 30, 2016 at 8:06pm — No Comments

The Importance of Connections

As a writer, we sometimes get wrapped up in our own little bubbles. We spend our free time composing interesting works around topics that we feel passionate about, or want the outside world to know about. If others feel strongly for our passion, they may share our works with their friends or peers. In many cases, this sharing allows us to build a bigger network, and form connections outside of our pen and paper, or computer keys that we often get caught up in.

Why are …


Added by Donna Fitzgerald on May 27, 2016 at 11:18am — No Comments

How to Turn Your ‘Off’ Writing Days Into ‘On’ Days

When it comes to the discipline of writing, there’s a lot of talk about showing up. Butt in chair. Schedule the time. Keep your dates with yourself. All of this is good advice, and the most successful and prolific authors have the disposition or the drive or the self-governance required to stay the course on the…


Added by Brooke Warner on May 27, 2016 at 10:30am — No Comments

Talking Craft with Urban Fantasy Author Christine Amsden

Christine is the award-winning author of the Cassie Scot series, the story of the only ungifted scion of a family of powerful sorcerers. Her latest novel, Kaitlin’s Tale, follows the trials of Cassie’s best friend as she falls in love with Cassie’s arch-nemesis. Christine’s other titles include The Immortality VirusTouch…


Added by Mayra Calvani on May 26, 2016 at 10:25am — No Comments

Real Writers Need a Community: yes, that means you

I’ve always called myself a shy person. The anxiety I feel in social or professional situations is in no small part why I chose freelancing in the first place. Discovering that I could just be a writer, just decide and then do it, was like uncovering a hidden gem while lamenting over the useless soil in my garden. But still, what does one do with a dirt-covered gem? It was not an easy transition.

For several years I made…


Added by Bex vanKoot on May 25, 2016 at 4:00pm — No Comments

The Courage to Write

“It is always a thrilling risk to say exactly what you mean, to express exactly what you see,” wrote the marvelous author Patricia Hampl. Each sentence we write boldly asserts, This is my viewpoint and I believe it worthy of utterance.

That takes courage, especially for women constantly defined as “other,” with its…


Added by Joan Steinau Lester on May 25, 2016 at 12:02pm — No Comments

The Effects of Place

When you select a place in which to have action happen--be it for a story, an essay, or a poem--this place will affect many other aspects of the piece you're writing. It's not a choice that you should waltz into without forethought.


The following are some of the aspects of a written text that will be…


Added by Bernadette Geyer on May 23, 2016 at 10:00am — 2 Comments

Are You a "Successful" Writer?

Yesterday in my local newspaper, I read this piece, "…


Added by Aine Greaney on May 22, 2016 at 12:00pm — 2 Comments


Why I Write

Let's put it this way: I write because I must.  Sure, I get frustrated, bereft of ideas and self-confidence. Like someone in a bad marriage, I've tried to quit writing and move on.  I can't.…


Added by Jane Leder on May 21, 2016 at 8:30am — 1 Comment

Join in! Write about a word a week.

This is less of a blog post than an invitation. Please visit and join this unique community that writes about a word each week. Anything goes!

Added by Mary Anderson on May 18, 2016 at 8:50pm — No Comments

[THE WRITER'S LIFE] The Books of Life

I wrote a short email to my friend, another writer, after learning that she and her husband had recently found out he has brain cancer. Her equally brief response held all the confusion and helplessness such a discovery brings. She said: “If you could quickly write a book that explains how a wife is supposed to accept this that would be great.” A grimacing smiley face followed.


I wished I could. This particular situation has not…


Added by Cindy Eastman on May 17, 2016 at 11:00am — 2 Comments

Building Success One Failure at a Time

“Success is going from failure to failure without loss of enthusiasm.” Winston Churchill

It was just an off day. You know the kind, where everything is a little bit off center. Tired from a weekend of yard work and family, I kept misplacing items and making mistakes. Not major ones, just annoying ones.

I spent an hour and a half looking through drawers trying to find my PayPal card reader, all…


Added by Patricia Robertson on May 17, 2016 at 7:00am — No Comments

Introduction of Sorts

Hi! My name is Cadence. Ever since I was young, I have always had a passion for writing. While I love all writing, I mainly focus on telling stories. My stories, other people's stories and stories that came from my dreams. Right now, I am also a writer on Wattpad. I will typically be doing most of my writing on there but I will be doing most of my free writing on here :) 

Feel free to check out my Wattpad…


Added by Cadence Summers on May 11, 2016 at 5:52pm — No Comments

Outrageous Requests

   Every Tuesday, in my Story Circle Network Work In Progress group, Debra Winegarten challenges us to make at least one OR, one Outrageous Request, and share it with the group. We all love hearing what women are asking and the results. Debra writes poetry, biographies…


Added by Jude Walsh Whelley on May 11, 2016 at 1:30pm — No Comments

Expanding my Horizons - Welcome to Smashwords!

For the past year or more I’ve been advised via different writer blogs and webinars not to limit my ebooks to Amazon Kindle. Amazon is the leader in the ebook market, but not the only player. As I was learning my way, fumbling though the ropes of indie publishing and struggling with formatting, Amazon Kindle was…


Added by Patricia Robertson on May 10, 2016 at 9:30am — 2 Comments

Women's Writing Lives


      Imagine one hundred women, seated in a hotel meeting room, anticipating a weekend of writing, learning, and camaraderie. That is where I found myself at the Keynote session of the Story Circle Network’s Stories from the Heart 2016 conference in Austin, Texas. I gazed around the room, marveling at the women present, a wide range of ages, with open welcoming…


Added by Jude Walsh Whelley on May 4, 2016 at 8:30am — No Comments

Writing Prompt: Inspiration from the Natural World

Today’s visually stunning prompts are from photographer Donn Delson. An avid traveler, Donn’s collection features images from trips to the Galapagos islands, Europe, Canada, and around his California home. I had the good fortune of meeting Donn, also a dedicated writer, at the Writers’ Studio at UCLA. He’s currently working on a semi-autobiographical YA novel. I’ve selected some images from his incredible collection, and offered prompt ideas to nudge your writing…


Added by Rebecca Laclair on May 2, 2016 at 9:00am — No Comments

Lit Life | One Page at a Time

I do not have time to write two thousand words today. I did not put that task on my to-do list. There are, in fact, many days where such a writing goal seems impossible, given the other life to-dos that somehow always make the top of the list. If I want to keep saying writing is a priority, though, I have to…


Added by Lori A. May on May 1, 2016 at 8:30am — 2 Comments

10 Wrongdoings in Freelancing You’ll Never Make Again

When people find out that I’m a self-employed professional writer, I can see their faces light up. People love the idea of working from home and setting their own hours – probably because they’re tied up in a job that they don’t like. For those of you who are in that predicament, I share your pain. I was once stuck in that nine-to-five grind, and to a certain degree I still am. The only difference is that I do it at home instead of somewhere else, and I can do it on my own…


Added by Nancy Lin on April 29, 2016 at 6:59am — No Comments

Creative Me

“There is no greater agony

than bearing an untold story inside you.“

Maya Angelou

The morning starts with the obligatory cup of coffee, dark chocolate and the perfect melody of Rhapsody…


Added by Svetla Vasileva on April 29, 2016 at 3:08am — No Comments

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