Note: We have moved to a permanent site at http://writersinthestormblog.com/.
We are a group of pro and published genre writers who critique and polish our work for submission. In the process, we’ve discovered the benefits of the unique perspectives and strengths we bring to the table.
There’s more to life than writing, but sometimes life can be the richest story of all.
We chose Writers in the Storm as the name of this blog because every writer must weather the storm within: self doubt, rejection, deadlines, and balancing our writing passion with everyday life. Not to mention the storm raging outside – the paradigm shift in the publishing industry.
Subjects will range from our writing processes and critique techniques to fun things we do to relax – like knitting, doll collecting, motorcycling, crafting handmade cards, surviving motherhood, healthy living tips, our trips and travels. We’ll also be dishing in This Week at Critique Group. . .
Let us know your interests. We invite you to stop by again soon.
I love the name of your blog. I’m going right now to poke around! I am a fellow wordpress blogger and I love it–when I actually take the time to do it!
Thanks, Kara – we just launched so we’re just finding our way around!
Hey Laura: I like it! Thanks for making me accountable to someone, it helps me to keep at it. lol. I’ll be browsing your blog when I can for tips and info. Keep up the good work.
Thanks Liz – I’m posting one now – about taking criticism!
Very clever name for your blog. I’m looking forward to keeping up with your posts.
Welcome Sandy – hope to ‘see’ you around here!
Great site. The name says it all about writing and publishing. I’ll be back to see more of your posts.
Thanks Ann – hope you join the contest!
Love that photo with the red sky. Love the Doors-type name of your blog. My new book: http://www.knowords.com. I am getting blurbs from famous creative people in different fields;I will take the book, The World’s Most Creative (And Dangerous)Quote Book, the blurbs, the requests from Twitter, e-mail letters, and others for a copy of the book to an agent. I only have 10 copies to send for blurbs. My Twitter name is Wylieknowords. I will enter your contest. I am now writing titles, lyrics, slogans, mottoes, mantras, Tweets, brands, product names, ads, and such. Look forward to
reading your blog. N.Wylie Jones “Twitter- where serendipity meets karma.”N.Wylie Jones
I looked at your site – it’s facinating! I’m also in love with quotes – my current WIP has one at the beginning of every chapter. Sharla gave me a book on Cowboy quotes, and I’m wearing it out!
Good luck in the contest – thanks for reading!
Hey, Just wanted to let you know I’ve nominated you for the Versatile Blogger Award 2011! http://astoryeveryday.com/2011/10/09/the-versatile-blogger-award/
Wow, what an honor! Thanks so much! Going there to check it out now..
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Good morning! I’ve nominated Writers in the Storm for the 7×7 Blog Award. Details are on my blog, Morganti Writes, at http://wp.me/pG7N3-aj
Many thanks for providing great info on your blog!
You’ve been nominated for the Versatile Blogger Award! See my blog for details. Congrats!
Great blog! Love your header too, very atmospheric!
Credit where it’s due–Laura Drake is responsible for our header. We agreed, it did show–rather than tell–our name.
how apt…. esp. that I’ve exprienced a couple of gale-force winds lately. Your blog name made me smile , for I feel like I’ve found my pack and oh ! the woes of sniffing for success ! do you guide stray poets ambling carefreely into the storm as well ?
Oh, heck yeah! We’re all in the storm together! Glad you found us!
I am really impressed with the posts on your site and as other have said love the echo of ‘The Doors’ in the title.
Anyway when I was recently nominated for a Versatile Blogger Award I had to nominate you as one of the 15 that I needed to choose (as rules specified).
Further details: http://rolandclarke.com/2012/09/30/versatile-blogger-award-wip-update/
Many thanks, good writing and all the best
YOU can reach me at email@example.com for my snail mail address. I’d love that DEEP BLUE by Kat Martin in paperback please.
Ditto, ditto on the echo, echo of the Doors’, Doors’.
Just found your blog via twitter. Love what I’ve read so far. I’m writing my first novel (have a published memoir), and have you bookmarked. I’ll be back often.
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source of inspiration! hope to also weather out the storm one day! shall be passing by regularly!
Thank you for stopping! I hope you find lots of good stuff here…
I really enjoy your blog.
This may not be the right place to post this, but wanted you to know the “How to step outside your comfort zone” post for today isn’t live. I click on the link I received in my subscription and it goes to a “page not found” message.
Very neat picture and very neat blog.
This is great! I am following right now!
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Such a great website, good title, great photo. Thanks for the Halloween “spooky” words too.
Very creative title and scene for your blog! It’s full of mystic and eeriness. I’ll poke around. I am new to blogging. I ask for forgiveness ahead of time if I ask a stupid question.
There are no stupid questions, Carol! Enjoy your new blogging time and ask away if you need to. 🙂
The metaphor of the storm is definitely something I can resonate with.
Dear Writers in the Storm: I thoroughly enjoy following you… I’ve just nominated you for The Versatile Blogger Award. You’ll find out all about it at http://4writersandreaders.com/2013/12/31/the-versatile-blogger-award/ Wishing you a Very Happy New Year & Many Blessings, Bette
There are a lot of things I love about your blog. The profile picture is amazing, inspiring, haunting and conjures up many feelings within me. Thanks! Love the name, Writers in the Storm. I am attempting to get my first novel out of the first draft stage and onto the next. Reading your blog has been a godsend. So glad a member of the RWNZ pointed me in this direction. Awesome stuff.
And we’re glad you found us, Donna. We’ve all been at the “first draft-first novel” stage here, and it only gets better. Keep on learning, honing your craft, and writing. And writing some more. Please keep us posted on your progress–and your successes!
glad to have found you – via BookPeeps! I’ve just written a heads-up and posted you on BookViral writers’ group on Facebook. And I’m now a Follower. Do check out my blog “Writing from the Twelfth House” – if you have time!
Use of Flashback Insights for Character Development
I suggest a guest blog post on how a protagonist’s flashbacks reveal how the past affects present action.
During my teaching of fiction workshops, I often brainstorm with writers how they can develop their characters by using flashbacks. The use of (Social, Political, Ideological, Cultural, and Economic forces) SPICE set up pressures that shape a protagonist.
I could describe how the flashback can be revealed, the amount of content, and why those issues can be important. Part of the post can also show how to layer background to avoid info-dumping.
Let me know what you think of this,
Fiction Coach/Writing Teacher.
I liked your blog and surprisingly found it through a pin on Pinterest and not WordPress. Looking forward to more of your posts.
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Your site looks great. I found you via Janice Hardy and am now a follower!!
Thanks Holly! Glad you found us. 🙂
Great title, great concept, great content. All round pretty great in fact.
I really enjoy this blog and wanted to let you know I nominated you for a Very Inspiring Blogger Award. Thank you for your contributions and great content for writers.
Somehow I found your blog, and I love reading the different aspects you offer. I myself have a blog it is laurenmeizo.wordpress.com. I started my blog when my daughter was in the hospital waiting for a heart transplant. I am now in the process of turning it into a book. If I had a book like the one I’m writing it would be a comfort to know I was the only one out there going through this process. Any help along the way would be wonderful.
How wonderful, Lynne! I’m glad you’re sharing your experience with the world. You might search out Nina Amir. She is the reigning queen on turning blogs into books. 🙂
Welcome to WITS!
Every writer must weather the storm within… I love it!
Where was this blog this weekend??? Argh! Trying to get my book ready for publishing, I was beyond frustrated. I felt like I was spiraling downhill. Reading the above passage immediately improved my self-love. It’s so important to know that I’m not alone.
You are absolutely NOT alone. We’re all here rooting for you. The online writing community is wondrous.