RELEASE ANNOUNCEMENT: The Chaos Circus!

We're excited to announce the release of our second sponsored book, THE CHAOS CIRCUS!  That's right, TCC is now out in the world! This book, with flavors of CARAVAL, THE NIGHT CIRCUS, and THE GREATEST SHOWMAN, The Chaos Circus follows junior reporter Tessa LaRoche on a wild adventure to recover a lost and valuable possession - though …

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The Exploration Draft – by Laura Ingermann

The most common distinction writers like to make among themselves is plotters vs pantsers. Epitome of originality that I am, I found another distinction much more interesting: knitters vs. sewers. Yes, that’s right, I’m still talking about writers, even though I borrowed these terms from the fabric-crafting folks. I hate knitting; I just don’t have …

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MEET THE FOUNDERS – Laura Ingermann

Laura Ingermann spent most of her childhood reading and dreaming herself into all the adventures the book people were having. When she learned of the claim that you have to write a million words before you’ve learned enough of the craft to call yourself a writer, she decided that the most enjoyable way to do …

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A Course in Weapons for Writers – PART 1: FIREARMS – by M. C. Torrent (Aka Chief)

So a lot of mistakes I see made in books/film are weapon-related and are increasingly, painfully obvious now that I’ve somehow gotten dragged into the D&D universe (for those who are curious about D&D, it really does your head in). You might have seen in those action movies where a guy gets shot with a …

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MEET THE FOUNDERS – Jendora Rohkem

Jendora Rohkem has been writing YA stories for almost 20 years. Getting her start in fanfiction writing, she has branched out to original works and found her niche in the Young Adult genre. Currently, Jendora is writing The Dream World Chronicles, a series that she began developing while in high school. She is a substitute …

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Writing Tips for the Insanely Scheduled: How to Find Time to Write When Your Schedule is Insane – by Joy Fetters

I wish I could say that it was easy to find time to write, even on the busiest days of your life.  I also wish that I could say that writing always comes easily and quickly.  Unfortunately, that’s not always the case. As my best friends (the other CITW founders) would happily tell you, I …

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