Category Archives: Bumps & Bruises on the Road to Publication

An Inside Look at Today’s Book Reviewers

Writers In The Storm is pleased to welcome Big Al, our first reviewer! Looking at the posts on the Writers In The Storm Blog and reading the bios of the contributors I was reminded of one of my favorite things … Continue reading

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It’s Write O’Clock: Do You Know Where Your Contacts Are?

Writers In The Storm welcomes back literary attorney, Susan Spann, with her next installment of her author’s business plan series. By Susan Spann Welcome back to our ongoing series on writing an author business plan! We’re almost through – just … Continue reading

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14 Posts You Loved ~ A Valentine’s Flashback and News!

You know Valentine’s Day is this week, right? Well we love you. And we love that you love us. So we’re posting links today to our most popular blog posts over the past three years, in case you missed any … Continue reading

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Writer Strong: My Obsessive-Compulsive Muse

Today’s guest, Barbara Claypole White, is a strong woman, a great mom, and a Women’s Fiction Author — a good one, as you’ll see from her post. Here’s Barbara: Readers constantly ask if my debut novel, THE UNFINISHED GARDEN, is … Continue reading

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Knock Your Block Off: How to Get Rid of Writer’s Block

Writers In The Storm is pleased to welcome a new guest blogger. I have the incredible pleasure of being in a local chapter with Kimberly Kincade and cheering her on as she swept the contest scene and then secured a … Continue reading

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WITS Throwdown – Query Strategy: Narrow Focus or Scattergun? Part 2 (or the correct way)

by Orly Konig-Lopez Last week you heard Fae explain her query technique. While she takes a conservative approach, I have a slightly – okay, drastically – different method. For me, it’s a numbers game. Now that doesn’t mean toss an … Continue reading

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What Is Your Goal as a Writer?

By Laura Drake I’m not talking about getting published, or seeing your book on a shelf. Think back to when you first entertained the notion of putting the story in your head onto paper (or in pixels.) What did you … Continue reading

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WITS Throwdown: Query Strategy-Narrow Focus vs Scattergun?

by Fae Rowen Well, Laura Drake, AKA The Queen of Querying, finally helped me into the big scary world of querying. With both feet. On the first  Sunday in December she helped me send out eleven queries. Those of you … Continue reading

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Your Author Business Plan: Compare, Contrast And Conquer

Writers In The Storm welcomes back literary lawyer, Susan Spann with her next installment of her blog series on the author’s business plan. By Susan Spann Thank you for joining me again on our trek through writing an author business … Continue reading

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Beta Readers – Why You Want Them, Why You Need Them

Beta readers bumped my manuscript from okay to publishable. What did these beta readers do?
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