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Off the Grid

Off the Grid

Disconnecting to Stay Motivated & Ward off Procrastination By: Jenny Kate Did you know, Americans spend an average of 6.5 hours a day on the […]

Make your characters believable.

Building Believable Characters

By: Donna Schlachter As writers, we understand the importance of plot—the action of the story. Without it, nothing happens. With a bad plot, we’ll bore […]

Writing Habits from the Best of Us

By Jenny Kate As we embark on a new year, tons of folks are thinking about how to develop new habits. Go to the gym. […]

Plotter vs Pantser? Which are you?

Pantser Versus Plotter

By: Catherine Dilts Pantsers and Plotters often view each other with disdain. In the Plotter’s view, Pantsers are disorganized, chasing after the spark of an […]

Write a Novella in 10 Easy Steps

Crafting a Novella in 10 Easy Steps

By: Donna Schlachter I used to think writing shorter would make the process easier. I started out penning greeting cards, devotionals, poetry, and take-home articles. […]

Forget the Resolutions…

Set Goals Instead! By: Trista Herring Baughman As 2021 comes to a close and 2022 approaches, for many, it’s once again time for making New […]

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Join PPW’s Writing Community!

Wow. Another year has gone by in a flash. So many things have happened this year here at PPW: our first anthology, Fresh Starts was […]

It is OK to pause your writing when life throws you a curve ball

Writing in the Midst of Life

By: Donna Schlachter Sometimes it seems as though we are inundated with writing help, encouragement to write, conferences to attend, deadlines to meet. And all […]

54,422 Words- One Writer's Journey through NaNoWriMo

What Just Happened?

An Incomplete Journey of a NaNoWriMo Newbie – Part 2 By: Benjamin X. Wretlind Journal Entry: NaNoWriMo 2021 Day 1: And So It Begins… The […]

Collect words like a magpie collects treasure!

Be a Magpie

By: Trista Herring Baughman Or a Raven. Or a Rook. Even a crow. Any of the corvids will do. These perspicacious creatures are said to […]

Have a Happy Day!!

Happy Day!

From the Editor Here in the U.S. we are about ready to celebrate Thanksgiving. This is a time that we come together to celebrate our […]

If you don't try, you won't succeed.

What Just Happened?

An Incomplete Journey of a NaNoWriMo Newbie – Part 1 By: Benjamin X. Wretlind Journal Entry: NaNoWriMo 2021 T-Minus 38 Days: The Decision The National […]

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By: Kathie Scrimgeour Are you doing NaNo? Do you know what day it is? How are your fingers holding up? Had a shower recently? Where […]

What's Your Hobby?

Dear Writer, You Need a Hobby

By: Kim Olgren Stephen King does jigsaw puzzles, plays guitar, and bowls. Emily Dickenson loved baking. Agatha Christie traveled with her husband. E. Cummings painted. […]

Find Your Passion

A Passion for THIS Story

By: Donna Schlachter (previously published in Writing Nuggets of Gold) In a recent conversation with my agent, she mentioned she talks to editors occasionally who […]

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NaNoWriMo – Not Just for Aspiring Authors

By: Catherine Dilts NaNoWriMo – National Novel Writing Month – is primarily touted as an exercise to drive aspiring authors to write 50,000 words. Hitting […]

It's time to turn up your phobophilia

19 Days ’til Halloween

By: Trista Herring Baughman Countdown to the most spectacular time of the year-the Spooky Season crowning moment-has begun.  If I’m honest, it started last year […]

Creating Atmosphere with Atmosphere

By: Benjamin X. Wretlind For 20 years or so, I studied the atmosphere and forecasted the weather. While I spent a vast majority of my […]

What is your why?

Remember Your Why

By: Margena Holmes When I brought up the idea for this blog to the editor, she was all for it, saying, “Maybe it will motivate […]

How do YOU set your Deadline?

Writing Under Deadlines

By; Donna Schlachter (previously published in Writing Nuggets of Gold) There are two kinds of deadlines. In the writing world, there are two kinds of […]

Do your body parts rove?

Roving Body Parts

By: Terry Odell I recently read a blog with a firm stance on how to deal with body parts. I don’t entirely agree. I don’t […]

Proofing the Proof

There is more to proofing a book than just reading the story. By: Darby Karchut At some point in every writer’s career, you’ll be asked […]