I just love things created by writers for writers. Why? Because they just get it. In this case, author Alicia A. Willis gets it that writers LOVE writing paraphernalia. You know what I’m talking about! We’re notebook junkies, writing utensil collectors, and generally into office supplies. (As I told Tyler before Christmas, “As far as I’m concerned you
Guest post by N.R. Tupper In this day and age where self-publishing is as easy as a click of a button, a new wave of scamublishers have popped up. That’s not a real word, I’m just using it because I can. Did you know ANYONE can start a ‘publishing’ company? It’s not difficult at ALL. But
My Nano tip is to wrap your mind around the fact that you WILL finish no matter what. The last three years, because I’m always behind by about 30k words, I’ve barely participated in the Thanksgiving festivities in order to ensure that I reach my goal. Three years in a row and going for my
Guest post by Kate Willis For most of us, November means turkey, pumpkins, and coming winter; but for a small portion of the population it spells National Novel Writing Month (fondly shortened to NaNoWriMo). These certifiably artistic people commit to writing 50,000 words in 30 days. Hats off to them! This year I’m in an
Enjoy the WriteMind November 2016 Wordcount Tracking Calendar as a FREE download for NaNoWriMo! Get it here. Want the whole set of Wordcount Tracking Calendars? Get the remaining months of 2016 + all of 2017 when you buy a WriteMind Writing Planner or purchase just the 2017 calendars separately.
This year, we’ve decided to offer a limited number of free, custom cover designs to NaNoWriMo 2016 participants! This is going to be so much fun and we can’t wait to get started. If you’re not doing NaNo this year, be sure to share this free offer with someone who is! We can’t wait to hear
When people first hear about NaNoWriMo, they usually display the face that says, “Really? You’re going to try to write a 50,000 word novel in 30 days?! You do realize that’s crazy, right?” I think most of us realize it’s at least a little crazy, but that’s kind of the point. Pushing ourselves into survival mode to
Where to start? With free stuff, of course! We’re now offering a limited number of free 30-min consultation calls to help you answer the question: “What next?” It’s one of the questions we get most frequently: “Um… a book just sort of happened… what next?” Sign up for a call and we’ll get in touch if you make the schedule. Preference
Today’s the day, folks: we’re here to announce the winners of our short story contest! We’d like to thank everyone who entered–you all are great for putting your work out there! If you haven’t won, we strongly encourage you to do something with your story anyway–put it up on your own blog or site or
Here’s the low-down: The covers ARE the prizes. Submission deadline is April 15, 2016 Winners announced on perryelisabethdesign.com April 30, 2016 Word count: 2,000-10,000 Entrants may enter one story per cover. Stories MUST be PG or cleaner. Your submitted manuscript must NOT have your name anywhere on the document or within the document’s file name.