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WriterStrong: World Building Techniques — Keep Your Reader Grounded In Your Story

by Fae Rowen Because I write science fiction, I have to immerse my reader in the most important facets of my story’s world with the first words. When you add this into the requirements of an opening hook, portraying the … Continue reading

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Discovering and Building Your Writing Strengths ~ A New Series…

This week, Writers In The Storm is kicking off a new series for the Fall…sort of a “Be All That You Can Be” series for writers. The inaugural post comes out on Wednesday. In honor of this, our own Jenny … Continue reading

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World Building-Part 2: Social and Cultural Aspects

by Fae Rowen  As exciting as it is to create a physical setting, my favorite part of world building is the cultural aspect.  Out of the world’s culture comes the social customs, which can really show life on the planet.  … Continue reading

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World Building: Part 1- Physical Setting

by Fae Rowen I was shocked when Laura, Sharla and Jenny suggested I write a craft blog on world building.  Before you read any further, I need to confess something.  I’ve never taken a world building writing class.  But after … Continue reading

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Skimming: Never a Good Thing

by Fae Rowen Skimming is defined as a crime. If you skim money from your job, you’re going to jail. (Or worse depending who you work for.) Skimming is also defined as removing floating matter from a liquid. Can you … 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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Throwdown Part 2: Write What You Don’t Know

by Fae Rowen When Laura Drake originally suggested this topic months ago  I knew I would be on the “don’t know” end of the throwdown.  Everyone else at Writers in the Storm writes about what they know.  With Sharla Rae’s … Continue reading

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Are You Playing To Your Strengths?

As a corporate software trainer, I’ve got to be ON each day I’m in the classroom. It doesn’t matter whether I was up all night with a teething baby or if my best friend and I had a fight. Nobody … Continue reading

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Are You a Head Case, too? Fear No More!

We’re just in time for Halloween, and I’m baaack! by D.A. WATT  This past week, I found myself scurrying along the side yard fence to enter my back door. I didn’t want to chance another run in with an enormous, … Continue reading

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Non-Linear Writing – Focus On Your Story’s DNA

by Jenny Hansen To answer this week’s “throwdown” here at Writers In The Storm, I’m taking the Non-Linear approach. That means that where Laura must start at the beginning and move forward in an organized manner, I simply cannot do so. … Continue reading

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