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Don’t Miss The Writers Helping Writers AMAZING RACE!

Angela Ackerman & Becca Puglisi at Writers Helping Writers (formerly The Bookshelf Muse ) have added two more books to their Descriptive Thesaurus Collection: The Positive Trait Thesaurus: A Writer's Guide to Character Attributes and The Negative Trait Thesaurus: A Writer's Guide to Character Flaws. To celebrate, they are hosting a race, and not just any old race, either. It's the...   Writing is hard, isn't it? Create the perfect hook. Make your first page compelling. Craft an amazing 25 word pitch. Knock out a query that will blow an agent's mind. On and on it goes. And sometimes, well, you just wish someone would help . WISH NO MORE! From October 21st until October 27th , Writers Helping Writers is posting an OPEN CALL for writers. You can fill out a form, requesting help with critiques, book visibility, social media sharing, blog diagnostics, advice and more. An army of Amazing Racers are standing by (ME INCLUDED!) waiting to help with yo

#NaNoWriMo: Links, Resources, Articles and a Nonfiction Alternative

Re-blogged with permission from  Cate Russell-Cole , originally p osted on   her blog ,  October 7, 2013   If you need a helping hand with getting that novel written,  NaNoWriMo  is just about to start again with a new look and new energy! From their official web site: “National Novel Writing Month is a fun, seat-of-your-pants approach to novel writing. Participants begin writing on November 1. The goal is to write a 50,000-word (approximately 175-page) novel by 11:59:59 PM on November 30. Because of the limited writing window, the ONLY thing that matters in NaNoWriMo is output. It’s all about quantity, not quality. This approach forces you to lower your expectations, take risks, and write on the fly. Make no mistake: You will be writing a lot of crap. And that’s a good thing. By forcing yourself to write so intensely, you are giving yourself permission to make mistakes. To forgo the endless tweaking and editing and just create. To build without tearing down.” The Writers and

Writing Retreat in Phuket - Kicks off NaNoWriMo!

Are you working on a novel, desperately trying to 'find' time to write and never quite The retreat will take place at the quaint and peaceful  Baan Chayna Hotel  in Surin Beach.   getting there?  As most of you know, november is National Novel Writing Month (NaNoWriMo) and I've decided to kick it off with a writers retreat. You don't have to be a NaNoWri-mer, only a writer looking for support and inspiration... and a little quiet time to write! Here's the plot...  Surround yourself with other fiction writers who are equally as determined to get writing! It's the perfect jump start because -  you'll participate in interactive workshops that spark creativity there will be guaranteed solitary writing time  you'll be in tranquil, remote surroundings that will help clear your mind inspiration will abound breaking through even the worst writers block  your word count will soar every day If you've never done NaNoWriMo, may