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 …

Continue reading RELEASE ANNOUNCEMENT: The Chaos Circus!

The Importance of Writing Groups – by Joy Fetters

For the longest time, I thought that writing was a solitary activity.  I’m one of those writers who likes to go to Barnes and Noble, plug in noise-cancelling headphones, and just write away for a few hours, and I tend to do my best when I’m alone.  Until I started participating in NaNoWriMo (National Novel …

Continue reading The Importance of Writing Groups – by Joy Fetters

WHY YOUR STORY’S PREMISE AND CONCEPT AREN’T THE SAME THING – by Lauren Ingermann

Just as there is yin and yang, pantsers and plotters, so there are also two kinds of writing... let’s call them “zones.” The one zone is clear and structured, with lots of rules and tips and worksheets to fill out. Story structure comes to mind, with its plot points and pinch points and percentages to …

Continue reading WHY YOUR STORY’S PREMISE AND CONCEPT AREN’T THE SAME THING – by Lauren Ingermann

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 …

Continue reading The Exploration Draft – by Laura Ingermann

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 …

Continue reading MEET THE FOUNDERS – Laura Ingermann