Feedback Please! How Are We Doing?

Hi everyone! Just a quickie post today, asking for a bit of feedback. It’s been over six months since we transferred hosting sites and became Writers Helping Writers, so I wanted to do a check in:

How are we doing?

WHW blog buttonOur goal is to build a space that offers writers help, information and tools that can’t be found elsewhere. Becca and I want to support all writers, both with bettering their craft, and helping them navigate the marketing and the business end of being an author.

To do this right, we need your help.

If you don’t mind, take a minute to let us know what you really need to help you succeed as a writer or author. Is there a tool you’d like to see, a Thesaurus Collection you wish we’d create, or topics you want us to cover? If so, please tell us!

Also, don’t be afraid to make suggestions on how we can improve our website, and our current writerly offerings. We appreciate the time you spend with us, and want to make it as easy and enjoyable as possible. Becca and I are all about learning and improvement, so if there’s something we can be doing better, just shout it out. 🙂

UPDATE: More Books Releasing in Spring 2015

One of the most common questions we get via email is: what’s next? 

Here’s the scoop:  Becca and I are hard at work creating two new volumes that will encompass The Setting Thesaurus Collection. While we’ve posted quite a few setting choices here, we know there are a lot of “holes” in the range of locations available. And while we can’t create an entry for every type of setting, we’d like to double or triple our current location choices to give you all a really good selection of Contemporary Settings to choose from. Setting is incredibly important, and choosing the right one adds deeper meaning to the story through symbolism and motifs, pulls readers in through sensory detail and creates great opportunities to actively characterize your hero. We are super excited to be writing these books!

Becca and I may also release a third volume that will tackle Speculative Fiction Settings (think Horror, Paranormal, Sci-fi, Fantasy…that sort of thing) if we feel there is enough interest. As you can imagine, the research and time needed to write these books is pretty intense, so we want to make sure we’re focused on a topic that serves a broad audience. (So if you would be interested in a setting book for these genres, let us know!)

TIPPY-TIP: If you’d like to be on an email notification list for when we have a solid date for book releases, just fill this email request form out if you haven’t already! Don’t worry, we won’t spam you…that’s not how we roll.

So…onward to the comment section!

  • How can we better help you succeed as writers and authors?
  • What would you like to see here at Writers Helping Writers?
  • What types of tools/articles/webinar topics would you like to see us tackle?
  • What are your biggest writing or marketing struggles?
  • And most importantly, is Writers Helping Writers living up to its name?

We’d love to hear from you!

About ANGELA ACKERMAN

Angela is an international speaker and bestselling author who loves to travel, teach, empower writers, and pay-it-forward. She also enjoys dreaming up new tools and resources for One Stop For Writers, a library built to help writers elevate their storytelling.
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77 Responses to Feedback Please! How Are We Doing?

  1. Heather Hayden says:

    My input may be a little late, but… I only just found your site and haven’t even picked up a copy of your already released thesauruses (although I plan to do so soon); however, I can say with certainty that a volume devoted to Speculative Fiction settings would be wonderful!

  2. I’d like to pop in and say thank you to everyone for giving us such great feedback on our site and for letting us know what you’d like to see in the future. For some reason, I wasn’t receiving notifications of new comments for awhile, and with the craziness that is my summer, I missed all of these messages. It looks like Angela has responded to everyone, but I wanted to say Thank You for the kind words, and for taking the time to leave your helpful notes!

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