How are we responding to the COVID-19 crisis?

The Word Count has been offering free tutoring and test-prep services to those student’s displaced by the rampant school closings.

We have also started a free, non-profit, read aloud campaign to help quell the boredom of quarantine life. Our Story-Time with The Word Count program is geared toward children of all ages. We air new episodes every day at 1:30 PM EST.

What we’ve read so far:

The Miraculous Journey of Edward Tulane by Kate DiCamillo

Charlotte’s Web by E.B. White

The Bizarre Events at Hellman Elementary-The Nexus of Strange by Richard M. Born

A collection of short stories

The Chronicles of Narnia: The Lion, the Witch, and the Wardrobe by C.S. Lewis

The Outsiders by S.E. Hinton

So, what is The Word Count?

The Word Count is a small start-up in Albany, NY. The company is dedicated to the growth and development of writers. Too often, young or new writers are discouraged from achieving their dream of publishing a book or pursuing writing as a career (and sometimes even as a hobby).  

I started the company with the desire to be another writer’s voice of encouragement.

From various teachers in high school, to college professors, to close members of my family, I felt surrounded with pessimism and doubts about my writing ability.

There was only one person, my mother, who encouraged me to pursue my passion. After years of pep-talks, pros and cons lists, and reminders that math classes are a mandatory part of med school, I graduated with an English diploma at the top of my class.

And so, The Word Count was born.

Where am I with The Word Count?

As the company grows, so do my goals. The Word Count’s current project is the development of our Writing wRants podcast to support the marketing process of various authors as well as provide helpful tips to writers. 

Join us as we rant about various writing faux pas that can take away from our effectiveness and success. Get great tips, eclectic book recommendations and a little laughter.

I strive to follow the demands of our readers and followers, while at the same time, serving the local writing community.

The Word Count assists writers during all stages of the writing process, from helping writers develop characters to helping them market their books.

Whatever you need, The Word Count is here for you because every word counts.

Who am I?

My name is Naomi. I first found my love for English when I was 4 years old. I started writing soon after reading fairy tales and finding them lacking. I thought that stories like Cinderella and Sleeping Beauty were unrealistic.

Not that I particularly minded magic and fairies and the like, I simply found issue with the idea of happily ever after. I was convinced that true love did not exist, and I detested the black and white outlook on good and evil.

Charming little girl, wasn’t I?

When I ran out of fairy tales to disassemble, I started searching for books that suited my fancy and spent most of my time inside a small, forgotten library. This library was eventually renovated into a small bookstore, and a few years later, a sub shop.

But that did not discourage me (perhaps as it should have). I have not stopped reading or writing since.

Now I am putting my English degree to work as a freelance editor, writer, and book reviewer.

“The writer who breeds more words than he needs, is making a chore for the reader who reads.”

– Dr. Seuss

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