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Category Archives: Blogging Guests
Enter the 2014 “Worst Storyline Ever” Contest!
The contest starts today over at our new site today and is put on by Chuck Sambuchino of Writer’s Digest. Why is he having the contest? We’ll let him tell you: To celebrate the release of the brand-new 2015 Guide to Literary Agents, … Continue reading
Being Prepared for Your Writing Conference
With the summer conference season in full swing, we’ve got tons of helpful tips over at the new site. Since our subscriber list has moved, we’re posting solely over there. Are you subscribed over at our new digs? We’ve had fantastic topics this … Continue reading
Posted in Blogging Guests, Craft, Miscellaneous Tagged site move, writers conferences, Writers in the Storm, writing 2 Comments
Novel Diagnostics: How to Tell if Your Book Might Have Terminal Problems in TEN Pages
By Kristen Lamb For those of you who have submitted before, ever wonder how an agent can ask for the first 20 pages and still reject your book? Did you ever wonder if the agents really read these pages? How … Continue reading
Posted in Blogging Guests, Craft Tagged Kristen Lamb, Novel Diagnostics, publishing, Writers in the Storm, writing 1 Comment
6 Reasons to Write a Short Story
Happy Friday to all our friends here at WITS! We’re doing some extra special posts this week as an advance thank you for helping us migrate to our new site next week. All will be unveiled on Monday! Today our … Continue reading
Posted in Blogging Guests, WriterStrong Tagged Julie Glover, short stories, Writers in the Storm, writing, writing shorts 73 Comments
Margie’s Rule # 2: Write the Hard Stuff — Facial Expressions
by Margie Lawson, @MargieLawson If you watch NCIS, you know Jethro Gibbs, aka Mark Harmon, has rules. Fifty-plus rules. My next fifteen (or fifty) blogs will feature a different Margie-Rule for writers. [Click here for Margie’s Rule #1: Never Take … Continue reading
Posted in Craft, Margie Lawson Tagged deleting cliches, Lawson Writer's Academy, write fresh, Writers in the Storm, writing 73 Comments
Writing Agreement # 1: Be Impeccable with Your Word
Turning Whine into Gold By Kathryn Craft, @KCraftWriter Last year, Janice Gable Bashman and I co-wrote an article for Writer’s Digest Magazine, The 7 Deadly Sins of Self-Editing, that turned out to be quite popular. Apparently sinning resonated with writers … Continue reading
Posted in Inspiration, Kathryn Craft Tagged setting goals, success, The Four Agreements, Writers in the Storm, writing 55 Comments
10 Reasons Why You Should Know How To Format Ebooks
By Kait Nolan, @kaitnolan I’ve been around since the fairly early days of self publishing. My first ebook went live in early 2010. Since then, the market has exploded and a thousand things have changed. Something that’s true this month … Continue reading
Posted in Blogging Guests, Publishing With Amazon Tagged DIY, formatting ebooks, Kait Nolan, publishing, technology 42 Comments
Want To Write Like a Best Seller? Write Naked First!
by Tiffany Lawson Inman, @NakedEditor There it is. LARGE bold print peering out at me from underneath the Life and Home section….THE NEW YORK TIMES BEST SELLERS LIST, nagging me to grab my Kindle and start downloading fabulous fiction at … Continue reading
Dr. Watson, I Presume? The Importance of Killer Sidekicks
by Susan Spann, @SusanSpann Whether you write detective fiction, romance, historical novels or fantasy epics, a lone protagonist never receives as great a reaction as one with a well-developed supporting cast. Foils serve to reinforce and highlight the hero’s good (and … Continue reading
Posted in Craft, Susan Spann Tagged killer sidekicks, mystery writing, Writers in the Storm, writing 43 Comments