Tag Archives: Craft

Writing The Flawed Hero: She Makes Me Stutter

Please give a welcoming WITS hello to Ruthie Knox who’s here celebrating the launch of her latest novel (releasing today, btw) and talking about why she chose to write about a flawed hero. So I wrote a romance novel where … Continue reading

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What’s the Visual? Adding Power To Your Writing.

Margie Lawson is back with another can’t miss blog! AND, a giveaway. Read on! Writers know SHOW DON’T TELL, but some know it cognitively. It’s rote. They know SHOW DON’T TELL the same way they know i before e except … Continue reading

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A Tale of Two Conferences

By Laura Drake I’m only beginning to come out of my post-conference fog, and to get my head around all the work I have to do! Before I jump into that though, I wanted to tell you what I learned … Continue reading

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Unusual Inspiration: Character Arcs Made Easy

by Fae Rowen I am a plot-driven writer. The plot arrives first in my head, then I look for  people who will survive and grow in that world. My #1 concern? My characters MUST connect with my readers. To have … Continue reading

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Chinese Element Personality Types-for Fun and for Writing

by Fae Rowen Announcement: Kristen Lamb will be our guest on Friday with “Novel Diagnostics”. At the beginning of the year, I usually cycle back to the questions “Who am I?” and “Why am I here?” I was thinking about … Continue reading

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Writing Naked Will Take You To The Top!

A guest blog by Tiffany Lawson Inman Thank you, thank you, THANK YOU to Laura Drake for inviting me to join WITS today.  And a BIG congrats on her 3 book deal!  Even though she’s a big star now, I … Continue reading

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Writing Advice From Famous TV Writer, Stephen J. Cannell

by Jenny Hansen Today, I’d like to introduce you to the late, great mystery and TV writer, Stephen J. Cannell. Trust me, most of you have watched his shows. As many of you know, all of us at Writers In The Storm … Continue reading

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