Writer's Resources

Here you'll find posts addressing the nuts and bolts of story structure and writing. For some general inspiration and posts on living life as a writer and creative, you can explore the blog.

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Feedback: The Secret to Making your Writing Great
Getting feedback on your writing is the (sometimes scary) process of sharing your writing and ...
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Critique Like an Expert in 7 Easy Steps
You’ve read a story on WTW. You may think its great or you might think ...
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Proofreading vs. Editing: What’s the Difference?
When reading one another’s writing, high school students will almost always point out grammatical errors, ...
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Keep Your Day Job AND Write . . . How?
This summer I attended the Willamette Writers’ Conference.  Many of the writers and presenters there ...
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Writing Strategies to get the Novel DONE (hopefully)
This Thanksgiving season, I’m thankful for this blog.  It has given me the courage to ...
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Six Benefits of Writer’s Block
I’ve been suffering from writer's block, which is really just the feeling that everything that ...
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Literary Black Holes – Part 2
I am an avid reader, and have been my entire life.  I read for the ...
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Literary Black Holes – Part 1
This past year, I was blessed with a student who has an IQ many, many ...
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What’s in a blog (or should be)?
I am a sucker for books on writing, so yesterday I lived up to my ...
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Read . . . Reflect . . .Write
I am an avid reader.  Literary, historical fiction and fantasy are the books most often ...
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Name Block
When I had my children, the first one had a name way before he got ...
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What does one do with a short story?
I wrote a story.  What now? I am clearly new at this game and writing ...
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Story world? What happened to plain old setting?
In this whole novel writing process, I’ve learned a whole new term – story world.  ...
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