Tag Archives: Fae Rowen

Sharing the Love at Writers In The Storm

We’re excited to announce that Writers In The Storm was named in the 15th Annual Writer’s Digest “101 Top Blogs for Writers” list! And to show our thanks to our amazing guest bloggers and readers, we’re throwing open the comments today for a … Continue reading

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What’s Love Got to Do with It-Part Three

  by Fae Rowen If you missed Part One or Part Two in this series on developing a character arc through believable backstory, no problem. Click on the part you missed to get caught up. Do you have a character … Continue reading

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What’s Love Got to Do with It? – Part Two

by Fae Rowen This post isn’t just for romance writers. As a genre fiction writer you know that to be drawn into your story, your readers have to care about your characters. This is true of all genres-women’s fiction, historical, mystery, … Continue reading

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What’s Love Got to Do with It? – Part 1

Let me count the ways . . . by Fae Rowen Falling in love is like a roller coaster ride. Filled with anticipation and a little scary to think about, exciting turns and dips precede the grateful sigh when the … Continue reading

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Seven Predictions for Your Writing in 2014

by Fae Rowen Who wouldn’t want a sneak peek at 2014? A chance for insider information about what’s in store? Well, as the resident science and science fiction geek here at WITS, I’m going to share what my friends in … Continue reading

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Three Boxes to Avoid for the Holidays

by Fae Rowen It’s the morning after Thanksgiving  and the ugly truth can’t be ignored. It’s “The Holidays” and with that, it’s the end of another year. Even in my gluttonous post-turkey and pecan (my mom’s from Texas!) pie stupor, … Continue reading

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The Two Sentence Horror Story Challenge!

I don’t remember where I first found reference to this writers challenge, but I was intrigued. Writing a horror story in two sentences? How could someone DO that? Well, it’s not only possible, the results are amazing! Go read these … Continue reading

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Seven Ways to Spark Your Writing with “Golden Lines”

by Fae Rowen On the plane home from Atlanta in July, I re-read my notes and handouts, highlighting tips that resonated with me as I prepared for a major edit on my WIP. When I participated in the UC Irvine … Continue reading

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A Field Mouse, A Crow, and A Writing Lesson

by Fae Rowen My living room deck is a lizard freeway. It serves as a form of kitty TV for my Siamese warrior cat. One afternoon this summer I caught movement out of the corner of my eye. Since I’ve … Continue reading

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A Bow To Our Readers: Share Your Writing!

By Laura Drake We love seeing what our readers are up to – so here’s your chance!  This month, I’m thinking about middles, since I’m near the middle of my WIP, and worrying about sagging (and for once, it’s not … Continue reading

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