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Category Archives: This week at Crit Group
Writing: The New Fear Factor Game?
I’ll say it right up front – I don’t watch Fear Factor. It gives me the willies. But that’s not the point of this blog. Well, not entirely. I’ve been noodling a new book idea for a while now. Noodling … Continue reading
Help Writers In The Storm Become a “Top Blog for Writers!”
Jenny Hansen here, popping in to share some topics we’ve been buzzing about behind the scenes at Writers In The Storm. First of all, this is our 500th post. That is so unbelievable to me. Four years ago, when we started this … Continue reading
What is an “Echo?” Tips To Axe These Repeat Offenders
By Sharla Rae One of the things we’ve discussed in our critique meetings is the tendency all writers have to repeat certain words and phrases. “Echoes” is a term I’ve heard applied to frequently repeated words. Read your chapter out … Continue reading
Posted in Craft, This week at Crit Group Tagged editing your manuscript, Sharla Rae, Writers in the Storm, writing 53 Comments
3 Writer’s Commandments and the Importance of Avoiding the Dreaded “S” Word
by Jenny Hansen There are three rules for writing a novel. Unfortunately, no one knows what they are. ~W. Somerset Maugham Novel writing isn’t for sissies. I know we’ve talked about this before. I’ve even brought you people like Margie … Continue reading
Posted in Inspiration, This week at Crit Group Tagged Margie Lawson, Stephen J. Cannell, Susan Mallery, Writers in the Storm, writing 70 Comments
Brainstorming: Tips For Getting More Out Of “What if…”
By Sharla Rae Some writers brainstorm on their own, some do it with another writer or a group of writers. My personal favorite is ‘what-ifing’ with my critique group. Along the way I learned a few things. I think the … Continue reading
Posted in Craft, This week at Crit Group Tagged Brainstorming, Critique Groups, editing, plotting, Sharla Rae, writing 27 Comments
Dealing with Writerly PMS (It’s not what you think)
Posted by Orly Konig-Lopez You finished your Work in Progress. Now what? If you’re anything like me, you promptly get moody and restless. After all, we’ve just spent months living with our characters, immersed in their lives and talking to … Continue reading
Posted in Craft, Inspiration, This week at Crit Group Tagged Orly Konig Lopez, WIP, writing 42 Comments
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?
Introverts vs. Extroverts ~ Writing Style Throwdown, Part 2
Last Monday, Orly Konig-Lopez argued for the introverts. If you missed her post, click here and take a peek. Some of you commented, but I’m guessing we’re going to get more today because the extroverts are in the house, jumping … Continue reading