Author Archives: Bill Weiss

About Bill Weiss

Bill Weiss is a creative and freelance writer and founder of the Writerspark creative writing group.

Writerspark Moves to Google Groups

After more that 15 years at Yahoo Groups, Writerspark has made the move to its new Google Groups home. There are many reasons for the move, chief among them the multitude of unresolved problems suffered by members following some of … Continue reading

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All Four ’1,000 Days in Writerspark’ eBooks Revised and Published

Just wanted to alert everyone that all four 1,000 Days in Writerspark creative writing exercise ebooks have finally been updated and re-published at Amazon, Barnes and Noble, iTunes, and through various venues on Smashwords. The Nook and Kindle and PDF … Continue reading

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Hard at Work on Ebooks

Been hard at work doing some formatting work on the 1,000 Days ebooks. Seems some devices play better with certain nuanced formatting elements, so I am doing what Smashwords calls the “nuclear option” on all four books. What the nuclear … Continue reading

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We’re Cooking at Smashwords

I have formatted and uploaded Your First 1,000 Days in Writerspark to the Smashwords online publishing engine. It whirred and whirred and whirred, then accepted my upload for publication. We await final approval before we are released to the likes … Continue reading

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Volume Four Goes Live!

The long awaited Fourth e-book in our 1,000 Days in Writerspark series has finally gone live! For those of you unfamiliar with this series, they are e-books each if which is crammed with 1,000 unique writing exercises (or prompts) which … Continue reading

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Lots Happening

Feedback is a good thing, and read/writer comments have alerted me to the handful of typos and other glitches missed during the editing process of the first three e-books helped to clean things up.  The initial three have now been … Continue reading

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Drabbles

Nope, it’s not a new snack cracker. A Drabble is a very short story: 100 words exactly, no more, no fewer. The gang at Drabblecast.org challenge writers to crunch words into the fine powder that reveals the essence of story, and the … Continue reading

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Sidetracked by Life

No matter how stoked we are about our craft, there are times when life throws the switch and sidetracks our creative pursuits. Such was the case for me. I won’t take up your time elaborating on my personal bangs and … Continue reading

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Solid Research = Solid Framework

I’m going to mention Steampunk a lot in this piece. Bear with me, even if you’ve no interest whatsoever in Steampunk… If you’re considering writing a novel or even a longer work of short fiction, you are no doubt aware … Continue reading

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Borders Books Closes

About two months ago I was saddened when my most local Borders Books closed. This week I was saddened again to learn that all Borders stores are closing. To be honest, since the advent of the book superstores I have … Continue reading

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