Angela, Becca and I hope you’re having an amazing holiday season full of family, friends, good food and special memories. We are so grateful for your visits, kind words of support, and trust in us. We love serving the writing community through this blog, One Stop for Writers, books, and teaching.
We’re tucking Writers Helping Writers in for a well-earned rest until 2024. But we want to make sure you have plenty to read during our break…so we’ll leave you with delicious recipes to try and lots of helpful posts to browse.
Did You Get Your Stocking Stuffers?
Stocking Stuffer #1 ties into character emotion
Stocking Stuffer #2 is all about resolving story conflict
Stocking Stuffer #3 will help you build stronger antagonists
Stocking Stuffer #4 will help you brainstorm ways to generate mood in your scenes
Angela and Becca combined the bestselling Negative Trait and Positive Trait Thesaurus guides and embedded hyperlinks in each entry so you can move between connected flaws and attributes.
This means it’s easier to build memorable characters and write their actions, behaviors, and attitudes as you can access over 200 personality traits without having to swap out ebooks. Grab this $7.99 boxed set through to the end of 2023.
Into Some Bite-Sized Learning Over the Holidays? Try These:
Checklists and Tip Sheets
First Page Resources
Plot and Structure
Worldbuilding and Setting
Other Story Elements (including theme and symbolism, point of view, voice, pacing, dialogue, etc.)
Revisions and Editing
Creativity & Mindset
Business of Writing
Resident Writing Coach posts
We’re Each Gifting a
Favorite Recipe to You
We can’t wait to find out what you think of some of our favorite recipes! You’re welcome to share some of your own, too. It’s always fun to test out new recipes. 😊
My daughters had fun decorating these! We created them for everyone, but now we often let guests decorate with their favorite toppings.
Paying it Forward
One of my favorite things about Angela and Becca is how much they do to help others. They’ve always had a pay-it-forward mentality, which is why this site is loaded with free tools, downloads, and resources. But helping beyond the writing community is something they believe in as well. Each year they select a specific charity (or two) and donate a portion of their book revenue to it. Since there’s so much economic uncertainty right now, they’re donating $500 to their food banks.
Here’s the 2023 Recipients
This is only possible through your generosity, so know when you buy books, subscribe to One Stop for Writers, or attend a workshop, you are an important link in the chain. Thank you for helping to make the world a better place!
Mindy loves giving back to the writing community. She’s a founding member and Administrator on the From the Mixed-Up Files…of Middle-Grade Authors blog, an SCBWI volunteer, and host of the PBParty chats, New Draft Challenge & Critique Train, and annual contest. She writes middle grade novels and picture books filled with humor, heart, and hope and is represented by Joyce Sweeney.