Barbara Burgess

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Month: September 2017 (page 1 of 2)

#FitWriter Friday

Here are the workouts that I’ve done this week away from my workspace

Saturday – 1 hour of yoga

Monday – 1 hour of yoga

Wednesday – 1 hour of yoga

Thursday – 1.10-mile run


It’s Banned Books Week!

Here is a video from one of my favorite BookTubers featuring some of the best banned books around!


750 Word

Did two 20 minute writing sessions.  Got in 750 words on a project projected to be complete on December 31st.

If I keep at this rate, the first draft will be done by October 15th of next month.

It’s So True

It’s So True

Free Children’s Short Story and Coloring Pages

I recently changed my email catcher on WEAREMAKINGSTORIES. 

Now, whenever someone signs up for our newsletter, they immediately get our first WAMS Monthly Short Story and two coloring book pages.

I think it is a nice way to show people the kind of writing and drawings they can expect from the WAMS story studio. 

If they sign up and don’t like the freebies, they can easily unsubscribe.  

No harm was done, and no money spent on their part.

So far, the feedback has been positive.

For you writers out there

I use MailChimp for all of my newsletter-y things.  I created only one autoresponder because that is really all I need right now. 

I use Dropbox to share PDF files with my subscribers.

Easy stuff.

For you readers out there

When you sign up for the newsletter, you will see a link in the autoresponder to a short story.  That story will be a PDF fil so you can read it pretty much anywhere including your Kindle app or device. 

You are learn how to put PDFs on your Kindle here.

Thank you for reading. 

I am always working on new children’s books, and you can read more about that at WEAREMAKINGSTORIES.COM.

In other writing:

Currently, I am working on a fantasy book that has werewolves, lycan, and magic. 

If you want to view my Pinterest research board, you can do that here. 

Also, if you have any book recommendations on the mythology of werewolves and lycan, I would love to know about them.  Post your recommendations in the comments section.