Link Of The Week- Your Club For Sprints!

July 5, 2016

This is one very cool site for writers!

Feeling blah? No energy to write? Try joining in on the fun right here, right now!ShakleeBusiness-Typing


  • Join a sprint, and type your words in your web browser.
  • Other sprinters in the same sprint can see your word count, but not your words.
  • If you close your browser, your words will still be here when you return.
  • Auto-save to Dropbox by clicking the Dropbox icon () near the big text box. It’s blue when auto-save is on.
  • Every 100 words you type adds a star next to your name for all to see.

What’s a word sprint?

During a word sprint, you work on your novel/screenplay/blog/etc. while other writers do the same. On myWriteClub, rather than waiting until the end to share your word counts, you can see each other’s word counts grow during the sprint.

How do word sprints work?

  • Sprints start every half hour and last 25 minutes.
  • Each sprint represents a group of people. If you move to a different sprint, the words you’ve written will follow you.
  • You earn stars!
    • = 100 words
    • = 1000 words
  • The progress bars count up to 100 and then start over for the next star.
  • There’s a five-minute suggested break period between sprints, but if you’re on a roll, feel free to keep writing!

Is my work auto-saved?

Yes, your work is automatically saved in your web browser as you type. If you refresh or close your browser, your work will be here waiting for you when you return. However, if your computer bursts into flames or gets thrown out a window, or if you clear your browser’s local storage, you’ll probably lose your work. That’s why you should read the next paragraph.

You can connect to your Dropbox account by clicking the Dropbox icon () near the big text box. Once you’ve done this, the icon turns blue, and your work will be saved once per minute to a new “myWriteClub” folder that will be created for you. The myWriteClub app will not be able to access any other folder in your Dropbox.

Is my work private?

Yes. Only your word count is shared. The actual words you write are never sent to myWriteClub; they are only stored on your computer and in your Dropbox, as described above.”nagato-typing

Link Of The Week- Get Paid To Write!

June 23, 2015

Since earning a paycheck with your novel is hard at times, I thought we could all use a succinct guide on where to get paid for articles! While you’re waiting to be the next published darling, look at this list to see if you can add dollars to your bank account.gangster016llindsay

“How would you like to earn $100 per blog post? You can earn that and more writing online if you know where to look. While I often point out that the best gigs are rarely advertised, that doesn’t mean you can’t find some public gems out there.”

Link Of The Week- Get Your Creative Groove On

February 23, 2015

Need a picture? How about just the right font?Shadow63xFonts

Look no more! This site has all that and SO much more. I’m so excited I was shown this site so I can share it with all of you. (Thank you Jenn. 🙂 )

“Creative Market is a platform for handcrafted, mousemade design content from independent creatives around the world.”

Link of the Week – Reality Dose

January 27, 2015

reddotI’m guilty. So guilty. Of what, you say? Oh-so many things. Some of which I will keep closely guarded, like skeletons in a closet. Until, that is, you ply me with alcohol. Then I parade those skeletons out like…

I digress. I am guilty of over-committing myself as an author. I am a little lost, walking in circles, overwhelmed by how much I tell myself I must do to keep up with the Joneses. Certainly I’m not doing enough if I’m not making the same or more money than other authors.  And what about all those authors doing Facebook parties? Joining all those genre and marketing groups? And just why am I lamenting that I can’t spit out a book every 2-3 months? Heck, even 6 months? Of course I commit with all good intentions. A method to the madness with a means to an end. Theoretically, that is. And unfortunately, this extends beyond just my writing career. Yessir, I suffer from committing to too much. Therefore, make slow, slow progress toward my ultimate goals.

You, too?

Well, then this week’s link is just for you. Author (and funny gal!) Kristen Lamb wrote an enlightening and entertaining blog on what she calls Reality Deficit Disorder. Bless her!

You must read her pearls of wisdom. You must! Go. Now.

Link Of The Week- Self Hatred And What The H… Am I Doing?

December 2, 2014

Am I a writer? I think I am, but there are moments when my mind tells me I’m just a big dum-dum to even contemplate writing novels. Sheesh. Sigh. Geeeeez.

Today’s L.O.T.W. explores this dark feeling that most every author experiences on a semi regular basis. I know, right now, I’m in the dark tumultuous heart of authorial self hatred so this article was aimed right at Stacey Purcell.Arrows

**As always, Chuck doesn’t blush over bad language so read with that in mind.

Link Of The Week- Let Your Fingers Do The Talking!

May 27, 2014

Do you know how to type? What is you WPM? (words per minute) You don’t know?

Try out these sites- they have tests, free courses and games to improve your accuracy and speed! This is an essential skill to being a writer. If you can’t type very well or you make a ton of mistakes, you’ve lost quality time creating. Enjoy!Typewriters

Link Of The Week- Inspire Yourselves

March 25, 2014



We all need inspiration. We just do. I get it from my friends that get together with me to write. Where do you find yours? Check out the links this week to give you some inspiration. May your creative juices be turned on full force!



Link Of The Week- Strange Information

March 18, 2014

Here’s a site for you to add in all sorts of information to your novel:


Are you trying to poison someone?


Are you writing a book about great treasure?


Does someone need to be sacrificed?


These are just a few of the topics covered on this site- I’ve had so much fun exploring this for Musetracks…..muwahahahahaha my characters are in for a ride now!

Link Of The Week- Free Writing Classes!

February 4, 2014

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Courses in Writing

We all want something for free. Right? Well, here’s a deal you should look into. Hone your skills or learn something new. I’m thinking about signing up to learn more about crafting a good short story!

Link Of The Week

October 29, 2013

I ran across this site created by author K.M. Weiland and was impressed by it. She has put such a lot of time and effort into helping other writers- it was like finding a forgotten Christmas gift!Typewriters

I love her discipline and drive- read what she says about her writing routines:

I set aside two hours, five days a week, to write, usually between four and six p.m. I’m a firm believer in Peter de Vries claim: “I write when I’m inspired, and I see to it that I’m inspired at nine o’clock every morning.” I spend the first half hour scribbling ideas in a writing journal, reviewing character sketches and research notes, reading an article on the craft, and proofreading what I wrote the day before. Then I pick a soundtrack, say a prayer for guidance, and dive in.authors