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Hey there!

Throughout January, you can expect to see discussions, tips, and micro prompts across social media designed to help you decide if a writing ritual is right for you. We're also introducing a monthly mini-course in 2022. 

Back to Basics will include a short video explanation of a topic, examples of its use in popular culture, and ways it affects your writing. Each course ends with a quick challenge to help you strengthen your writing foundation. 

I made big changes to this website; our team has been developing some incredible new features over the last several months and they're ready to show you what they've created. You can also peek at our calendar to see what's new.


You can expect changes to: 

Menu and Home

About section layout

Subscription Service overhaul

Resources section (New!)

Publications section layout + overhaul

Writer's Games section (coming next month)

Come talk with us on the forum, happy writing!


PS: We have openings! If you have a few extra hours each month and you love helping writers, check out our Careers page for details.

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4thewords just launched a fantastic new area to explore and new monsters to battle!

4thewords gamifies writing by converting your words to skills so that the more you write, the more your player advances. They even have special rewards for creating positive daily writing habits.

We're excited to announce a special in-game treat for all WW members. Now, you can equip your player with a shirt or sweatshirt in white or black with the WW logo! Find other WW writers in the game to build your community. We'll see you there!

4theWords is a pay service with a free 30 day trial. Click here for pricing details.

The overall winner of Scarefest receives three months of 4thewords service, free!

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Now Available

Your interpretations of the unreal sent us on such a wild ride! We're excited to share these unusual pieces with you in the fourth issue of

WayWords, our quarterly literary journal.  You'll find poetry and prose from 16 different authors. 


Be sure to set your Amazon Smile account to The Writer's Workout so you can support WW with every purchase!

WayWords Issue 4



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Now Available

We're excited to announce the publication of our tenth volume of 72 Hours of Insanity: Anthology of The Games

In this volume, you'll find 27 stories from 24 different authors around the world. These 300+ pages offer the very best display of skill in each of the five scored Events during this year's Writer's Games.

Special congratulations to this year's Judges' Choice winner,

Frances Turner!


Print: smile.amazon.com/72-Hours-Insanity-Anthology-Games/dp/B09HG1XQPR

Check our blog for new posts on Thursdays.

Now in print:
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issue 4


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A note from our director

Hello fellow creative,

This community is wonderfully diverse and I'm so honored to volunteer my time here. Our team is truly amazing; we put you, the writer, first and foremost in everything we do. We're here to help you succeed!

Your support means the world to us. You're the reason we exist! 

Please consider donating to help provide resources and fun new adventures with words.

Donate here.

Love and words, 


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New Merchandise!

Check out our new "I Am" line at Spring.com. You can find tees, hoodies, and mugs with three different expressions to show the world you're a writer. 

Spring.com ships worldwide.



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Shopping through smile.amazon.com is a great way to support the writing community you love each time you make a purchase.

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