Author Archives: Jenny Hansen

About Jenny Hansen

Avid seeker of "more"...More words, more creativity, More Cowbell! An extrovert who's terribly fond of silliness. Founding blogger at Writers In The Storm (http://writersinthestormblog.com). Write on!

Is Fear Freezing Up Your Creativity?

by Jenny Hansen “There isn’t any secret. You sit down and you start and that’s it.” ~ Elmore Leonard Last month, I took a course with Margie Lawson called Defeating Self-Defeating Behaviors, which I would recommend to anyone. Margie might … Continue reading

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Are You Too Glued To Your Writing Genre?

by Cate Russell-Cole As writers, we are creatures of habit. We have our favorite words, preferred plot structure, must-refer-back-to writing books and generally, we have “our genre!” I love to see writers wearing their genre with pride and not writing … Continue reading

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Do You Clean Up Your Twitter Account? (3 Easy Tips)

by Jenny Hansen If you know everything about Twitter, detest Twitter, or plan to never use it, you can probably skip this post. For the rest of you: This is one of the most easy-to-implement social media posts I’ve ever … Continue reading

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7 Essential Questions of Plot — Do You Ask Them?

A quick summary of The Plot Whisperer’s “7 Essential Questions of Plot.” Continue reading

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5 Things Readers Want from Novelists on Social Media

Turning Whine into Gold: 5 things readers want from novelists on social media by Kathryn Craft You may not have a book out, but if you have expressed on Twitter or Facebook your hope to be a published author, you … Continue reading

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Crossing Physical Barriers in Fiction, Part 1

by Tiffany Lawson Inman Hello and Happy December! I’ve kept my blog a little shorter today because I know you all are busy busy busy with festivities writing. *wink wink* My hubby is currently wondering when I will put the laptop … Continue reading

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Do You Know Your (Copy) Rights?

by Susan Spann Writers In The Storm is delighted to welcome back Susan as she kicks off her new series on copyright and rights clauses in publishing contracts. Note: As always, Susan is open for questions down in the comments! … Continue reading

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One World, Many Authors…How Does It Work?

All of us at WITS do our best to bring you information about every aspect of today’s publishing. Today’s post delves into a unique project, and New York Times bestselling author, Deb Holland, is here to tell you all about it — … Continue reading

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7 Tips to Design an Effective Author Newsletter

by Sierra Godfrey When Writers in the Storm asked me if I would write a post about how to design a newsletter as a follow-up to Steena Holmes’s excellent post on The How and Why of Author Newsletters. My first thought … Continue reading

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Write Like The Wind in Ten Easy Steps

by Vicki Lewis Thompson Thanks so much to Shar and Jenny for inviting me to guest blog today!  When you see the title of this blog, take into account that I’m a Libra, aka an air sign, so that’s probably … Continue reading

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