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Welcome to the Future, Part 1

by Lisa Norman

Robot Writer cartoon

Story time

I learned to type on a manual typewriter. In my advanced typing class at a small private school, the teacher promised that anyone who finished all the lessons in the book could work one-on-one with her to learn how to use the school's new computer.… Read the post

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Taking a Break Today

It's Labor Day here in the United States and we hope you are taking a break from your regularly scheduled labors. For those like Jenny with kids to carpool...we hope you follow her example and pawn them off on someone who owes you babysitting favors.… Read the post

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It's Open Mic Day at WITS - Share Your First Lines!
Microphone for share your first lines

Every so often, we open the doors of WITS to our readers. It's our version of Open Mic Night. We like hearing what you're up to in your writing and back-to-school time, with Fall around the corner, is a great time for this.… Read the post

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How to Painlessly Generate Dozens of Blog Ideas

by Lisa Norman

Steampunk Idea Generator

Writers ask me what to blog about all the time.

Recently, I was brainstorming story background (world-building) ideas with a writer. We were having a lot of fun just playing with the story. She stopped and stared at her screen full of ideas.… Read the post

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Why You Want People to Hate Your Website

by Lisa Norman

Angry woman pressing button desperate checking laptop in a coffee shop terrace

One of the most common mistakes I see writers make with branding is to pull their punches. They have power. They have a unique take on life and story. But they also want everyone to like them.

15“I know your works, that you are neither cold nor hot.

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