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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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The Magic of World Anvil

by Lisa Norman

World Anvil - Light up the forge!

In my last post, I talked about digital readers, a group of readers who like to interact with stories in new and creative ways. Many of these readers are young, but not all. People of all ages are discovering the fun of interacting with stories and the passion is contagious.… Read the post

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The Invisible Reader You Don't Want to Ignore

by Lisa Norman

mysterious young woman with a book

I recently attended the 2021 Publishing Year in Review: Opportunities & Continuing Trends, an online publishing seminar put on by Ingram Content Group. The entire presentation was encouraging and fascinating.

One moment caught my attention during the presentation by Pete McCarthy, the Director of Consumer Insights from Ingram Book Company.… Read the post

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