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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.  

Aug 9, 2021

Today the gang ends their two-year run talking about Rebirth – the moment when characters face the death of old identities and must forge on with new, enlightened versions of themselves.

Jess speaks about the successful elements of a character’s rebirth, Tracey delves into the key moments of Star Wars and...

Mar 22, 2021

Planning a series can be daunting. Realizing that you’re writing a series *after* you’ve already written the first book can be an even bigger Oh, Boy. Today the group chats about tips and tricks to organize your game plan so you can give the readers what they want from your future genius works.

Tracey talks about...

Oct 19, 2020

From the climax of your story to those final words, what’s an author to do? The group talks about wrapping up plot lines and reminds folks about keeping your promise to the reader.

Tracey points out how to end a novel within a series versus a stand-alone, Jess cautions against letting subplots fizzle out, and Anne...

Aug 10, 2020

The middle of your story is the biggest chunk and, for many, the most challenging. The group discusses ways to tackle this section through different approaches that ultimately come down to the same principles.

Anne talks about chopping it up into two sections, Tracey discusses the importance of getting the story all...

Sep 23, 2019

There are so many approaches to plot and so much advice about what skeletal structure your book MUST have to succeed. But is it really that complicated? And are all these how-to books saying the same thing anyway?

The group talks about favored approaches to plotting, and the freedom of omitting bones that don’t work...