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Writing Inspiration (Even During Quarantine)

by Kris Maze

I don’t know about you, dear writer, but coming to terms with quarantine has been a challenge for me.  Yes, I had extra time at home for the crucible of creativity, but not without a steep learning curve.… Read the post

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3 Reasons to Consider "Readability" Before You Publish

Readability is a critical part of editing that doesn’t get a lot of attention.  Whether we're imparting instructional analysis or immersing readers in elaborate fantasy worlds, knowing our audience’s preferred reading level is key.

What is readability?

Readability formulas are calculations which are written to assess the reading level necessary for the reader to understand your writing easily.… Read the post

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One Word to Guide Your Writing Journey in 2020

Our Writers in the Storm team chose single guiding words in 2016, and 2017, 2018, and 2019.


My word for 2020: Hope

Hope is my favorite four letter word. It keeps me moving forward. Even in the dark days when I worry about digging myself out of the current dilemma, the hope that all will be well lights my way.… Read the post

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New Year’s Reflections on Wellness and this Writer’s Life

by Kris (K.Maze)

It's the end of the year, past NaNoWriMo and the holidays, and a good time to reflect on our success.  I'm speaking of "success with intention."

I see "success with intention" like this: Even if your NaNoWriMo power streak broke as mine did, leaving me hopelessly short of the 50K goal, I still have more words to polish than I had before.… Read the post

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An Important Writing Tool: The Wellness Wheel

by K. Maze

Dear Writer Friends, it’s November. The time of holidays, deadlines and NaNoWriMo.

We have lives full of responsibilities, but we are also builders of amazing mind worlds, and if we don’t take care of ourselves, our stories suffer and so do we!… Read the post

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