November 2nd, 2015

NaNoWriMo: Don’t Get Stuck

Jami Gold

Thousands of writers have joined the chaos of National Novel Writing Month (NaNoWriMo) with the goal to write 50,000 words during the month of November. NaNo can be a great motivator, as we all cheer each other on and watch our word count increase. I’ve completed two books during NaNo and will […]

September 25th, 2015

Write Up A Storm – Back By Popular Demand

It’s b-a-a-a-ack!

During our first event on April 20th, we wrote a whole book! The final word count for our first Write Up a Storm was 79,591 words.

We promised a follow-up event, and it’s coming up just in time to jump start your engines for NaNoWriMo. Writers in the Storm is holding another […]

October 13th, 2014

NANOWRIMO Prep: Get The Set Pieces Down

Angela Ackerman

photo credit: Cindee Snider Re via photopin cc

NaNoWriMo season is almost here, a time when Plotters and Pantsers set aside their differences to chase a common goal: pounding out a 50K novel in 30 days. If this is your first time, fear not. It can be done!

And while pantsers everywhere […]

September 24th, 2014

NaNoWriMo Prep: Brainstorming the Hero Before You Start Writing

Angela Ackerman

Ah, Fall. Can you hear it, the melody of birds chirping? The rattle of sun-lit gold leaves in the breeze? And of course we can’t forget the click and clatter of keyboards as writers everywhere brainstorm, plot and organize their stories and characters for NANOWRIMO.

Oh…do I detect an awkward shuffle of feet? […]

November 21st, 2011

6 Key Writing Lessons I’ve Learned From Horses

by D. A. Watt

KEY # 1 ATTITUDE

” To be honest, I’ve learned more valuable life lessons from horses than most people. Unlike humans, horses forgive and forget with patient sighs and much lip licking.” D. A. Watt

I’ve still got a lot to learn from my four-legged partners.

Proper communication between horse and […]