Category Archives: Inspiration

Achieving Work-Life Balance…A Story of Balls

During weeks like this, when I’m juggling a lot of commitments, I think a lot about work-life balance and how freaking hard it is to achieve. I got some perspective from a very unexpected source recently. I got my epiphany at … Continue reading

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What’s Love Got to Do with It? – Part Two

by Fae Rowen This post isn’t just for romance writers. As a genre fiction writer you know that to be drawn into your story, your readers have to care about your characters. This is true of all genres-women’s fiction, historical, mystery, … Continue reading

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5 Tips To Help Writers Embrace Change

by Kathryn Craft Turning Whine into Gold Everything’s changing. Yep—that’s a whine all right, and a truth, and the summary of this entire post. Change is as constant in publishing as any other industry impacted by computerization in the past … Continue reading

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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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What’s Love Got to Do with It? – Part 1

Let me count the ways . . . by Fae Rowen Falling in love is like a roller coaster ride. Filled with anticipation and a little scary to think about, exciting turns and dips precede the grateful sigh when the … Continue reading

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What it Takes to Go the Distance

Laura here – Speaking of going the distance, I just wanted to let you know that  I’m teaching a course, Submissions that Sell,  the in February at Margie Lawson’s Writers Academy. Need a query? Need to organize submissions? Covers everything … Continue reading

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How Does a New Agent Find Wonderful Writers?

By Nalini Akolekar For those of you who don’t know me, I started my publishing career back in the Stone Age as an editorial assistant at Silhouette Books.  I loved my job and was strongly encouraged to stay in the field, … Continue reading

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How is Writing A Futuristic Novel Like Writing A Historical?

By Sharla Rae All writers have things about thAll writers have things about the writing business we fear. One that comes to mind is submitting our work to an agent or editor for the first time. Well maybe the second … Continue reading

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How To Negotiate a Writing Life in 10 Easy Steps

by Susan Squires Whether you’re just starting out or under contract, being productive isn’t easy. There isn’t enough time. Or enough space. Or enough quiet. Or enough organized thinking. There isn’t enough something, always. How many times have you heard … Continue reading

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Seven Predictions for Your Writing in 2014

by Fae Rowen Who wouldn’t want a sneak peek at 2014? A chance for insider information about what’s in store? Well, as the resident science and science fiction geek here at WITS, I’m going to share what my friends in … Continue reading

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