Zoom Co-Working Events

Wily Writers (M,T,W,Th,F) hosts sessions where we get together on Zoom and tackle our To-Do lists. Come when you can and stay as long as you like. It’s okay to show up late, but please mute yourself if everyone is working.

How It Works

We don’t do timed sprints. We have a two-hour block of time during which we co-write. You can time yourself, if you choose. There are no rules.

We usually chat a bit at the beginning, approximately 15 minutes to catch up and claim our intentions. Then, we dive in. We stop on the hour at the end, and people can hang to chat some more, if they like.

The goal is accountability! I and many others have anecdotal proof that this method works to get people focused and writing. The group dynamic is powerful. Just knowing that you’re not alone and that others are there working alongside you is energizing!

These events will NOT be recorded.

Catch the Wave

Writers have so many hurdles to overcome, so it’s important to know your goals and to work consistently toward them. There will be times when life gets in the way—and that’s okay! That’s normal. There will be other times, however, when pinches of focus and discipline put you in the zone, and you’ll be hanging ten.

That’s why we do these sessions. The support of your fellow Wilies and the accountability that comes with our regular sessions ave helped many of us to finish projects. Wily Writers is the board that will carry you to shore. Hop on!

It’s all about finishing. Publishing.

Your project is finite. You are a finisher!

Grab the perfect tool to track your progress:
Writing Sprints Tracker & Journal
The Serious Writer’s Daily Word Production Log
by Wily E.S. Magill

Book Club Recommends

Every month, the Wily Writers Book Club reads a new dark fiction selection then discusses it in a Zoom meeting that we’ll record and post on the Wily Youtube channel.

We’ll schedule these in advance and all are welcome to attend. Check here for dates and times.

October’s Selection:

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The Book of Accidents by Chuck Wendig

A family returns to their hometown – and to the dark past that haunts them still – in this masterpiece of literary horror by the New York Times best-selling author of Wanderers.

“The dread, the scope, the pacing, the turns – I haven’t felt all this so intensely since The Shining.” (Stephen Graham Jones, New York Times best-selling author of The Only Good Indians)

Long ago, Nathan lived in a house in the country with his abusive father – and has never told his family what happened there.

Long ago, Maddie was a little girl making dolls in her bedroom when she saw something she shouldn’t have – and is trying to remember that lost trauma by making haunting sculptures.

Long ago, something sinister, something hungry, walked in the tunnels and the mountains and the coal mines of their hometown in rural Pennsylvania.

Now, Nate and Maddie Graves are married, and they have moved back to their hometown with their son, Oliver.

And now what happened long ago is happening again…and it is happening to Oliver. He meets a strange boy who becomes his best friend, a boy with secrets of his own and a taste for dark magic.

This dark magic puts them at the heart of a battle of good versus evil and a fight for the soul of the family – and perhaps for all of the world. But the Graves family has a secret weapon in this battle: their love for one another.

Chuck Wendig is the New York Times and USA Today bestselling author of Star Wars: Aftermath, as well as the Miriam Black thrillers, the Atlanta Burns books, Zer0es/Invasive, Wanderers, and the upcoming Book of Accidents (July 2021). He’s also worked in a variety of other formats, including comics, games, film, and television. A finalist for the John W. Campbell Award for Best New Writer and the co-writer of the Emmy-nominated digital narrative Collapsus, he is also known for his books about writing. He lives in Pennsyltucky with his family. His agent is Stacia Decker, with Dunow, Carlson and Lerner.

Terribleminds is his blog where he rambles on about writing, parenthood, food, pop culture, and other such shenanigans. It is NSFW and NSFL.

Members are welcome to be part of the panel. You don’t have to be on camera, but if you are, then you will also be mentioned (with links) in the show notes! It’s an excellent (and perpetual) promotional beat for you and your works.

Come, participate, lurk, chat, and let’s discuss Silvia Moreno-Garcia’s Mexican Gothic.

Previous Discussions

July 2021 – Silvia Moreno-Garcia’s MEXICAN GOTHIC

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June 2021 – Stephen Graham Jones’ THE ONLY GOOD INDIANS

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Wily Writers Readings

Wily Writers authors read from their work.

Lisa MortonJennifer BrozekLoren Rhoads

Lisa Morton (author, screenwriter, and Halloween expert) offers up her short story titled “Poppies” from the forthcoming podcast “Spine Tinglers”. Two friends venture out to view California’s magnificent springtime poppy fields and learn that something malevolent lurks just beneath the vibrant orange blossoms.

Jennifer Brozek reads ShadowBytes…a mosaic story told through five pieces of connected flash fiction. In addition to being a Wily Writer, Jennifer is an award-winning author, editor, and media tie-in writer.

Loren Rhoads reads a selection from her collection UNSAFE WORDS. In addition to being a Wily Writer, Loren is a cemetery expert and the author or editor of 14 books.

Monday Happy Hour (6pm PT, weekly)

Wilies, let’s get together for an hour or so on Monday evenings to kick our week off right!

Every Monday, 6PM Pacific

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