Category Archives: Past Events

Rock The Vault: Final Day To Enter The Draw

ROCK THE VAULT is now over. Thanks so much for joining us this week and working together to unlock the vault. Congrats to winners: Lucy P, Diane R, Shelley O, Jamie L, Tracy P, Ginger R, Sheila G, Victoria Marie … Continue reading

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New Tools, New Articles, and an Invite

Hi everyone,   Becca and I are in the Setting mindset, as you can well imagine, and it has been a crazy two weeks of posting about the setting, sharing new tools to help with setting, and of course, celebrating … Continue reading

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Building A Story Garden: The Power Of Settings In Fiction

Guys, I have to say thanks for the terrific response to our Setting books. Becca and I are both so pleased you’re happy with the newest family members. Thank you for the reviews, the tweets, the recommendations to friends, and … Continue reading

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The Setting Thesaurus Is Here: Writers, Get Ready To Rock The Vault

Cue the marching bands! At long last, The Setting Thesaurus is here. Split into two volumes, Urban and Rural, these books are the result of several years’ worth of traveling, documenting, and researching. What is a Setting Thesaurus, you ask? … Continue reading

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Something Big Is Coming…

Today’s a special one for Becca and me. In less than a week, we will be expanding our thesaurus family by adding The Rural Setting Thesaurus: A Writer’s Guide to Natural and Personal Places and The Urban Setting Thesaurus: A … Continue reading

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100K Book Milestone: Celebrate With Us & Win

Well, it happened. Our small, unusual trio of writing books have officially sold 100,000 copies, which is so freaking incredible. When we launched The Emotion Thesaurus in May of 2012, and then followed up with The Positive and Negative Trait … Continue reading

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Writer Dads ROCK: Nominate a Writer-Dad in our Father’s Day Contest!

Father’s Day is coming! And what better way to celebrate than to hold a contest for all the fabulous DADS out there who work, raise families and pen magnificent stories, juggling their passions to do it all. How many writer-dads … Continue reading

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Writer Moms ROCK: Nominate a Mom for Our Mother’s Day Contest!

The title says it all I think, but Mother’s Day is coming, and Becca and I see this as our chance to celebrate all the awesome MOMS out there who work, raise families and pen magnificent stories, juggling their passions … Continue reading

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Introducing…Pin It To Win It!

The craziness of Christmas is over, New Years Resolutions have been made (and mostly broken, I suspect), and Targets everywhere are stocking shelves with red foiled chocolate hearts as Valentine’s Day approaches. But right now? A frosty, mid-winter lull. Fear … Continue reading

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Writers Helping Writers Is Spending $1000 To Buy YOUR Christmas Gifts!

No, you did not misread that title. Becca and I are spending $1000 to help you knock someone off your Christmas list! As many of you know, Becca and I choose a charity every year and donate some of our … Continue reading

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