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Category Archives: WriterStrong
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
Do You Know How To Edit AND Proofread Your Story?
by Jenny Hansen, @JennyHansenCA Editing and Proofreading: Two separate processes that equal one great story. Like most writers, I hang out with a boatload of other writers. Still, I never saw much of other peoples’ works in progress until I coordinated … Continue reading
Posted in Craft, WriterStrong Tagged editing vs. proofreading, editing your manuscript, Jenny Hansen, Writers in the Storm, writing 41 Comments
Advanced Craft Tips – Writer Strong
By Laura Drake As I get better at craft, I’m beginning to catch the nuances of good writing; things beyond the basics of POV, show don’t tell, etc. They’re more subtle and harder to spot, but I believe they can … Continue reading
Posted in Craft, Miscellaneous, WriterStrong Tagged Craft tips, Laura Drake, The Sweet Spot 49 Comments
A Bow To Our Readers: Share Your Writing!
By Laura Drake We love seeing what our readers are up to – so here’s your chance! This month, I’m thinking about middles, since I’m near the middle of my WIP, and worrying about sagging (and for once, it’s not … Continue reading
Posted in WriterStrong Tagged Charla Rae, Fae Rowen, Jenny Hansen, Laura Drake, Orly Konig Lopez, Writers in the Storm 166 Comments
WriterStrong: Keep Them Up All Night
First a quick congratulations to the winners of the two most recent giveaways: Deb Kastner and cwolffe both won a copy of Laura Drake’s debut release; Karen Duvall will be taking a Margie Lawson class! Now, please give a warm … Continue reading
Posted in Blogging Guests, Craft, WriterStrong Tagged Writers in the Storm, Writing Craft, Writing Inspiration 54 Comments
WriterStrong – Getting Fresh Emotion on the Page
Sometimes the most powerful description does not mention the emotion itself. The author trusts that the reader will get it. It’s like a scary movie; your mind conjures scarier things than the cameraman could ever show you. Try this in a black moment, or a key turning-point scene. It’s subtle, and can be powerful. Continue reading
Posted in Craft, WriterStrong Tagged Laura Drake, Margie Lawson, The Sweet Spot, Writers in the Storm, writing, writing emotion 49 Comments
WriterStrong: Adding Humor to Your Writing
Writers in the Storm welcomes back James R. Preston with tips on how–and when–to add humor to your WIP, no matter the genre. Here he is with a fun-filled Laugh? I Thought I’d Die WriterStrong post. by James R. Preston … Continue reading
Posted in Blogging Guests, Craft, WriterStrong Tagged Fae Rowen, James R. Preston, Kara Lennox, Writers in the Storm, Writing Craft, writing humor 20 Comments