The new year has come and gone. Winter grips part of the world in a refusal to let go, while other parts burn. And not always the parts that USUALLY freeze or burn this time of year. We’ve had a rough couple years. But one thing that has continued to bring brightness and joy to so many are the constant… Read more →
S.N.A.G. presents: April Fools’ Serial Swap, 2021!
Welcome back my friends, to the show that never ends, we are so glad you could attend, time to write, time to write. Once again we here at the Serial Novel Advocacy Group bring that wonderous event started in the depths of the now deceased forums of WebFictionGuide.com , The Annual April Fool’s Swap. The Serials are live! For more… Read more →
S.N.A.G. Presents : Serial Swappers April Fool’s 2020
We missed last year, but we’re doing it again! April Fools Serial Swap! Update! The first matchup has gone out, but if we get any more interested authors between now and March 1st, I will send out additional swaps. Signup closes march 1st, to make sure everyone has enough time to read and write! Thanks. The idea is… Read more →
Songs of the Occasional Rain – Call for submission until 7/15/2021
Water. The stuff of life itself. By definition, the hot, sandy desert rarely sees it. Rain, that miracle where life falls to the parched ground, beats its song on the sand, only to dry up again. The desert has many ways to adapt to the scarcity of rain. Cacti swell with stores, able to live for years between deep draughts… Read more →
April Fools’ Annual Serial Swap
At S.N.A.G., we look for any way we can find to help spread the word about serial novels, and help authors share traffic and get eyes on their work. The oldest way we’ve been involved in doing so is with an April Fools’ swap. Originally created on the forums of Webfictionguide.com by Wysteria and Lyn Thorne-Alder, it has been picked… Read more →
Wednesday Writing Prompt: Where in the world is Character Sandiego?
The two main elements of a scene are often considered character and setting. WHO is in the scene is important, but just as important can be WHERE they are. Lets look at the Star Wars prequels. (No, please, come back, this is worth it, I swear! ) The first movie has its final pivotal fight in a factory. Force fields… Read more →
Saturday Serial Review! “Do It Yourself” Supers and spirits and Terminators. Oh My!
Like most reviews you will be seeing, I saw this gem on the new list at www.webfictionguide.com. If anyone has a serial they think I should read and comment on, please let me know! Today’s serial can be started at http://bghilton.com/index.php/2015/11/13/do-it-yourself-chapter-1-the-reunion/ I was pleasantly surprised to find out that the author has completed the first book and started on the… Read more →
Wednesday Writing Prompt: Show and Tell, Bathrooms
I thought I’d start out the Wednesday Writing Prompt series with one of the phrases that has been heard time and again by everyone one of us. “Show, don’t tell.” The advice is generally bullshit. It takes a lot of us time to realize that it is bullshit, and why, but agent Dongwon Song, on twitter, outlined recently the… Read more →
Wednesday Writing Prompts
Here you will find a variety of writing prompts, with new ones added every Wednesday. Unlike most writing prompts that give unique ideas and situations, we will try to focus on prompts and ideas that can fit into your existing WIP. In addition, many of the prompts are designed to work on specific rules, and how to break them, giving… Read more →
Welcome back my friends, to the show that never ends, I am so glad you could attend, come inside, come inside!
The Leaking Pen has existed since early 1999. A Geocities page, it was my first attempt at making a writing collective, a place for people to share, learn, and grow together. I intended writing prompts, discussion pages, essays from published authors to share (actually had one from Piers Anthony!) It lasted a few years, and had some actual discussion.… Read more →