Emotional Atmosphere

Today Writing Wranglers and Warriors welcomes a new blogger, novelist Noreen Cedeño     Posted by Noreen Cedeño Did you ever get the feeling that something was wrong in a room or building or space? Can you sense tension in a room, even when no one is there but you, and you aren’t tense? Do … Continue reading Emotional Atmosphere


One Page

By S. J. Brown Recently I was reviewing some guidelines from a publisher. They wanted the usual information like my name, contact information, the name of the book I was proposing and the word count. Then I saw it the next requirement was an impossible task, a one page synopsis. I needed to share all … Continue reading One Page

Team Work

By S. J. Brown  Like many writers I am a bit of a loner.  I can easily spend large blocks of time alone and be quite content.  I also find that being part of a team can be very rewarding. I was recently part of a team of a few dozen people that gathered together … Continue reading Team Work

The Old Man and the Fish

* * * * Posted by MK Waller A couple of months ago, I wrote that I'd planned to write about Ernest Hemingway but decided against it. I changed my mind because I wanted to be erudite but that night just didn't have it in me. The truth is, I never have erudite in me. … Continue reading The Old Man and the Fish


This post (c) Doris McCraw All our dreams can come true, if we have the courage to pursue them. Walt Disney It takes courage to grow up and become who you really are. e. e. cummings Courage is resistance to fear, mastery of fear, not absence of fear. Mark Twain Faced with what is right, … Continue reading Courage

How to Tell if Your Slip is Showing!

    This post by L.Leander, Author of Fearless Fiction If you are a woman many of you have run into a problem with your slip showing below your hemline. Not only does it look unprofessional, when someone brings it to your attention you are embarrassed. I’ve actually seen a woman standing near me whose … Continue reading How to Tell if Your Slip is Showing!

Keeping Austin, and the Universe, Weird

* * * * * posted by Kathy Waller ********************** When I met him at a Saturday morning writing practice group at Austin's Mother's Cafe, I thought David Davis was a great writer of the impromptu essay. Give David ten minutes and he'll create a masterpiece of eccentricity complete with--I don't know how he does it--beginning, middle, … Continue reading Keeping Austin, and the Universe, Weird

“JUST” is just a crutch

  I’ve completed my last draft of DETECTIVE RULES. It’s now being read by a beta reader. After that I’ll make changes, get it proofread then it’s off to the publisher who has shown interest. This blog isn’t about what I’ll do in the interim, but what I did during that last draft. I search … Continue reading “JUST” is just a crutch


By Gayle M. Irwin A few weeks ago several exciting opportunities cropped up, like the greening grass I see popping through the front and back yards at my house. And just like those little sprigs bring a smile to my face and hope to my heart, these early May endeavors have brought me joy. Each … Continue reading Collaboration