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Featuring everything new and experienced authors need to develop creative and technical skills. Check out writing development articles, our Word of the Day, writing prompts, anthology opportunities and more!

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Writing Tips Upgrades to Writing World

As part of the always ongoing site improvements, we are in the process of changing up the blogs.  We are taking the opportunity to consolidate blogs now that categories are working again in the blog software.  As part of that change, we've designated this blog to be the center of our Writing news.  So, Writing Tips is now Writing World.  We encourage all our site authors to follow this blog and to let us know if you want to see something else featured in this blog.

Myr

Myr in Writing News

Happy New Year 2021: Author Contest Here!

Authors, you have been... so let us reward you!  Did you read our Thank You and Happy New Year message? Don't miss it! In 2020, you published 319 new stories and over 4,000 chapter updates. You have worked hard, and we want to recognize those amazing accomplishments. Let's keep the writing flowing with some inspiration reads, perhaps, with these prizes you could ! What can you win? Prize 1: 3 months free Premium membership Prize 2: 1 month free Premium membership

Cia

Cia in Writing News

M.I.C.E. Quotient and Skills

What in the world is MICE? The MICE Quotient is a writing tool introduced by Orson Scott Card ("Ender's Game" Hugo Award-winning Author) in his Characters & Viewpoint (Elements of Fiction Writing) and How to Write Science Fiction. The MICE Quotient tool makes analyzing your writing easy and can help identify and fix issues with a paragraph, a scene, or even a whole story.  MICE: Milieu- stories focused on the setting. Think Lord of the Rings books that spend many pages discussin

Myr

Myr in Writing News

Author and Story Discussion Links

With the latest update to the Stories archive, you can now assign default discussion locations for both Author and Stories.  This gives authors one more change for interacting with their readers. I have added FAQ entries for these two new options:  

Myr

Myr in Writing News

Important Anthology Changes

Okay, so it's almost bedtime for me, but I wanted to get this out so that everyone knew some of the stuff going on before the upcoming anthology deadline. Author Incentives Participation was down for the last anthology. After some discussion, it has been decided to offer some author incentives. Incentives seemed a good way to possibly encourage authors to participate. After the final set of anthologies has been posted for the spring anthology, I will be doing a drawing. Authors get a s

Renee Stevens

Renee Stevens in Writing News

Announcement: 2020 Anthology Themes

Thank you to everyone who voted for the 2020 Anthology themes!  We had a lot of great themes to choose from this year, and after the first round of voting, we narrowed it down to 15 themes for the final vote. Of those 15, only 4 could be our themes for next years anthologies. This year, I didn't even need a tie breaker vote as the top four were very clear!  Before we get to those themes, let's have a quick reminder of the upcoming anthology! Now, let's see what the authors decided for

Renee Stevens

Renee Stevens in Writing News

Renee's Writing Challenge #1

I was sitting here the other day, trying to come up with some new blog ideas when the idea for this blog popped into my head. There may be future challenges, but we'll start with this one.   Renee's Writing Challenge #1: Different Choices Have you ever wondered what would happen if your character made a different choice? Wondered how it would affect the overall story and whether or not your story would end the same?  Now is your chance to find out. The challenge is to write two sh

Renee Stevens

Renee Stevens in Writing News

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