Category: OWS Features

The Top Editing Tools for Writers
March 18, 2017 OWS Features,Special Feature Stephanie Ayers

Every writer knows the task of endless and disheartening task of editing. No matter if you are a website contributor or a novelist, editing is part of the job. After you let the creative juices flow and complete your first draft, you have to go back over your work, and many times end up deleting
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Guest Post: The Writing Process by Frank Montellano
March 4, 2017 OWS Features,Special Feature Stephanie Ayers

The Writing Process: War of the Woods Frank Montellano has worked (in no particular order) as a movie projectionist, travelling stuffed animal salesman, sailor, aircraft electrician, teacher, KMart employee, vice-principal, and media specialist. He is also a veteran, retired from the U.S. Navy after 24 years of service. He is married, living in Louisiana, and has
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Excerpt: Part of My Journey by Nancy E. Miller
February 25, 2017 Featured Poetry and Shorts,OWS Features Nancy E Miller

Years ago I wrote Daffodil, a compilation of poems and prose about my journey from a dark childhood of abuse to, not only survival, but being a victor.  I haven’t published it…yet…but here are a couple of the pieces about the power abusers hold in our lives.   NATURE’S CALL Turn off the light Just
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Guest Post: Self-Care Is Good Business
February 18, 2017 OWS Features,Special Feature Stacy Overby

When you think about the business of writing, you probably don’t think about good self-care do you?  Many people don’t.  Yet, I would argue it is a critical piece of any good business plan.  You won’t do yourself any good as an author if you’re not healthy.  Making good business decisions require clear, well thought
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The Business of Writing by Eric Keizer
February 11, 2017 OWS Features,Special Feature Eric Keizer

You’ve really gone ahead and done it now. You’ve started your novel in earnest. You’ve gone through the dreaming and fantasizing phases and are making your dream a reality. Before you sit down and start typing away, please understand that if you’re looking to translate your ideas into a successful enterprise, you need to look
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Excerpt: Bounty of the Everdark
February 4, 2017 OWS Features,Special Feature Lilian Oake

Sometimes you just need to read a short little tale that will take you out of your daily routine, and thrust you into another world. A story that will have a sense of closure within a sitting, because even just a few minutes in a book can give you an escape from the daily grind. Bounty
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The Collaborative Writing Challenge
January 28, 2017 OWS Features,Special Feature Stephanie Ayers

Laura Callender shares an article telling you all about the Collaborative Writing Challenge, yet another platform dedicated to helping authors succeed. Scattered throughout this post are images of the four collaborations they have published. Can you accept this challenge? Introduction CWC (Collaborative Writing Challenge) stemmed from an idea I had over ten years ago. As
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10 Online Writing Cool Tools You Cannot Miss in 2017
January 21, 2017 OWS Features,Special Feature Stephanie Ayers

Every writer has a bag full of tools they use to make writing more effective. Some are used to check spelling and grammar, while others are used for inspirational reasons. We all can use a little bit of help to produce better work. For whatever reason, you can find so many great tools online to
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Guest Post: Fresh Starts and New Beginnings
January 14, 2017 OWS Features,Special Feature Eric Keizer

Hello, gentle readers! As we begin a new year, I would like to wish each of you good health, happiness, personal and professional success, and peace. Let me begin by telling you that I don’t do resolutions. Sure, my intentions are always good. I plan to work out more, be more financially responsible, get involved
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How to Start A Successful Writing Career by Lisa Wheatly
January 7, 2017 OWS Features,Special Feature Stephanie Ayers

Ask ten people whether they’d like to work on their own or have a full-time job, where bosses govern half of their day, and the requirements of the jobs are absolutely annoying. I’m talking about following a robot schedule: 9 to 5, each…and…every…day. Well, I guess that maybe 8 out of 10 would choose the
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