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If you've ever stared at your keyboard, lamenting how much your writing sucks, good news! You found us. And we're here to tell you to snap out of it. 

STRONG HINT: Your writing does not suck. You're just not done yet.

So, whether you're a new penmonkey or a seasoned word-slinger looking for new perspective, listen in and find some nuggets to nudge you along until you find your own momentum.  

Feb 24, 2020

This is a two-for-one episode, as it’s hard to talk about writing contests without bringing up the synopsis. So how do you find a good contest, how do you submit, and is the final prize worth it for you?

Anne and Jess carry the episode while Tracey is away (sigh), talking about tips and tricks of entering contests as...

Feb 10, 2020

Like the rest of a novel, successful dialogue needs balance for it to work. Aside from an accurate dialogue tag, it should try to include plot-relevant information, character dynamics, and/or characterization in general.

The group ponders the influence of texting and emoji shortcuts when writing effective dialogue, and...