Category Archives: This week at Crit Group

“Writerly” Thanks From Our Team Here at WITS

Today we’re each taking the opportunity to give thanks for one “writerly” thing that helps us put those words on the page. from Jenny Hansen: I am thankful for blogging. Particularly for More Cowbell, my personal blog. Not only does it give me … Continue reading

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Throwdown Part 1: The Introverted Writer

Our new Writer in the Storm, Orly Konig-Lopez, is taking on Jenny Hansen in our latest throwdown: Introverted vs Extroverted Writer. Next Monday, Jenny will offer arguments, er… uh, gentle persuasion on the Extroverted Writer. by Orly Konig-Lopez Loyal followers (and you’re … Continue reading

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Putting Lipstick on the Troll – The Introverted Writer

I can’t tell you how giddy we are here at WITS.  We’ve been sitting on an announcement, dying to blab, but having to sit on it until today (well, okay, maybe that was just me-I stink at secrets.)   You ready?  … Continue reading

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Words for Your Writing Toolbox: Get Rid of “Get”

Sharla’s been getting receiving tons of love at Writers In The Storm this week. As part of our “thank you,” we’re bumping this amazing post of hers up by several days. ~ Jenny ********************* by Sharla Rae The idea for this … Continue reading

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Does Your Story Lack A Heartbeat?

by Sharla Rae Recently, at one of our WITS critique meetings, we found ourselves asking why one of our partner’s characters was doing something that appeared illogical. The writer explained it wasn’t illogical at all. It fit her character’s motivation. … Continue reading

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What Does Your Writer Space Say About You?

By the WITS Bloggers Did you ever wonder, looking at someone, what their house looks like? I have – especially the coworker who leaves her dishes in the office sink overnight. (Yuk.) A writer’s space is, to us, sacred ground. … Continue reading

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Writers in the Storm Are Thankful for . . .

As we begin the Holiday Season, Writers in the Storm would like to take today to share what we’re thankful for, but don’t worry.  We are indeed thankful for an ocean of things, but we limited ourselves to gratitude as … Continue reading

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Sweat Equity: Perspiration vs. Inspiration in Writing

By Laura Drake On Monday, our own Fae Rowen took on the Inspiration half of this discussion, brilliantly. You can read it here. When this throwdown was first suggested, all the WITS Bloggers assumed I’d take the Sweaty side. I … Continue reading

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Critique Group — CHANGE

Before we get started, I just wanted to let you know that Clarissa Southwick was the lucky winner of the preview peek at Jessica Scott’s Because of You. Congratulations! by Laura Drake We’ve been talking about critique groups here at … Continue reading

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Critique Groups: How To Find Your Dream Team

By Sharla Rae I’m very proud of my critique dream team here at Writers In The Storm. We started out liking each other, but we’re now sisters both in the family sense and as professional writers.  Unfortunately, not all critique … Continue reading

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