This Week In Writing

This Week in Writing provides quick tips and encouragement for writers of all genres.

Claim A Scrabble Triple Word Score

Claim A Scrabble Triple Word Score

Today is National Scrabble Day here in the United States. The day celebrates the birth of Scrabble¹⁴ inventor Alfred¹⁰ Mosher¹¹ Butts⁷ (numbers equal the Scrabble point value). Scrabble, and the countless knockoffs it spawned, is a fantastic game based on words. For writers, Scrabble can help expand (and show off) a vast vocabulary. When else…

Do You Know Your Value?

Do You Know Your Value?

I was looking at content writing jobs on LinkedIn the other day. One offered $15 for a 400-word article. They justified this by stating it should only take 15-minutes to write 100 words. In other words, they were offering $15 for what they assumed should take an hour of work. That same day I was…

How Can We Help You?

How Can We Help You?

The Writing Cooperative’s mission is clear: support and encourage writers. Jessica and I aim to unite writers worldwide and ensure they are equipped to grow in their craft. We’re working on something big to further our mission, but we need your help. What can we do to better support and encourage you? What is your…

Twitter To The Rescue

Twitter To The Rescue

When anyone asks what my favorite social platform is (outside of Medium, of course!), I answer with Twitter. Sure, Twitter has received its fair share of bad press lately, but it’s still my favorite for connecting directly with people. As writers, it’s also a fantastic tool for connecting with and building an audience. I also…

Get Twisted

Get Twisted

A few weeks ago, my wife and I were watching a movie. The climax of the film caught me off guard — I didn’t see the twist coming. My wife, however, did. “You’re a writer,” she said, “you know how plot and characters work. You should have seen this coming, too.” I want to read stories and…