Saturday, January 30, 2021

Writing Prompts -2021

 Dear Writers,

The writing prompts for our online writing group are posted here for your convenience.


Please feel free to join us as readers or writers. If you have any questions, contact us at

Saturday, January 23, 2021

2021 Writing Group News & More

 Hello, Writers and Readers,

* * * Writing Group News * * *

It's winter and, until further notice, semi-quarantine times continue in Central New York. Maybe you miss writing and getting together in person at Dunham Public Library to hear and critique each others' stories. I know I do, and we hope to resume that in the future.

While our host library is observing Covid protocols (currently closed except for curbside pickup as of this month), be assured that some of our writers are busily honing their craft.

We invite you to rejoin us as a contributor, or join us anew, as we wait out the pandemic.

Meanwhile, have a peek at what we did in January, 2021. Feel free to comment on our stories and essays. 

WHITESBORO * ONLINE * WRITERS * GROUP: Links to January 2021 Stories (

* * * Publishing News * * *

If you've tried, then you know that submitting your work to traditional publishing houses can be a demoralizing and grueling process. There's a lot of competition. Few get lucky enough to be granted a hard copy book contract for years of work.

An interesting phenomenon is taking place in publishing, and it's more than blogging, more than self-publishing on Amazon and the like. 

Thanks to the internet, online novels are the latest thing. Six of us members of Whitesboro Writers wrote a book, mostly via email, and we have recently begun to publish it in weekly installments on a dedicated blog, free of charge, to anyone who wants to read it. The "PpwN" project began 5 years ago, and continues to evolve. Kindly take some time to visit our book at this link: 

PpWN Official Fan Site (

We hope to entertain you like never before. 

Stay well, and keep writing.

Thursday, December 3, 2020

PpWN, Our Group-Written Novel, update as of November 2020

PpWN is being published in weekly installments on its official fan site, starting in November 2020. You can read it here for free.

The project began early in 2016. Six of us got together and began what would be a real adventure in communal writing.

PpWN is fiction, a historical fantasy novel of large scope, like a saga. It's about a chess set named RICHESSE, which was created for the purpose of bringing peace to the planet, one conflict at a time. It was given magical powers by a MAGE, and then set off on its mission. In the course of the book, RICHESSE undergoes internal as well as external challenges that hamper its work. 

Each writer invented his and her own characters and set them in various time periods from ancient civilization, to Persia, to medieval France, to England, and to Medina, NY (where most of the plot takes place). It reaches further via time travel to Nazi Germany and beyond. To aid in moving the plot forward, the plot is divided into a prologue, 5 main sections called "books" and an epilogue.

If you're wondering whether PpWN is a typo, no, it isn't. It's a long story on how that came to be, and if interested, you can read all about it on our  PpWN Official Fan Site.

The fan site, which is continually being developed, contains prequels to the novel, information about our collective endeavor, author bios and much more. We hope you will visit, read, and leave comments.