Laura Drake – Romance, Women’s Fiction
Jenny Hansen – Women’s Fiction, Memoir, Blog, Short Stories
Sharla Rae – Historical Romance
Fae Rowen – Science Fiction, Futuristic Romance
Orly Konig-Lopez– Women’s Fiction
Shannon Donnelly – Regency Romance
Susan Spann – Publishing Attorney, Mystery Writer
Margie Lawson – Writing teacher extraordinaire
Chuck Sambuchino – Author, freelance editor, editor for Writer’s Digest Books
Penny Sansevieri – Author Marketing expert, author
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Writers In The Storm is growing so stay tuned…
GReat site. Loved Hoshi’s story and especailly identify with thr LEMON TREE right now. Keep writing.
Thanks, Regina! We worked hard so we’re delighted that you like it. I hope you had time to browse around a bit.
Hey, Shar and all of the writers here. Love the site and the name! Beautiful work!
Thanks so much, Sandy!
The journey to publication is so long, and lessons are so hard won, we’ve got to help each other along the way, right?
Every time I drop by, I’m engrossed by the illustration in your header. Did one of you shoot that picture?
Thanks so much, Ron, I love it too – so compelling. I wish I were so talented with a camera – I could give up this hard writing stuff!
I’ve bookmarked Writers In the Storm; I love it! There’s enough great content here to keep me busy for quite some time. My name is Miles Thomas, and I’ve just started a blog, Fiction Writers’ Boast, that I think might interest you. The primary function of the site is to allow other authors to post short excerpts (a page or less) of their work, and then discuss and/or promote the piece as they please. Among other things, I’m also doing write-ups involving other authors and blogs that I discover and enjoy.
My site is brand new, but the content is high quality, and the writing has an edge that I believe will make it popular. I was wondering if any of you might like to share/contribute an excerpt (a page or less) from one of your novels, along with any accompanying information/links on the work.
As a new blogholder, my goal in contacting you is to build friendships in the blogging community, promote both our works and sites, and do a little writing in the process. I’ve asked two other authors to contribute as well. Thanks in advance for considering my idea.
I saw your article on building a writing team, but it seemed geared more towards ficiton and publishing. I am looking to build a network of contributors for a blog I have and for the blog of my business. Do you have any recommendations on this?
You are providing a terrific service to aspiring writers. Thank you. I have mentioned your website in my Twitter Author’s column and thought you should know. Please let me know if you have any concerns or wish the reference to be removed. You will find it at http://barbararath.com/2014/03/08/reading-round-up-march-2014/.
My daughter is seventeen and told me she wrote a teen book. Apparently she has started her second one and a friend of hers is helping to edit it and told her she should publish it. She won’t let me read it. What should she do to try to get her work published. She said it’s not that she wanted to write this. She said she had to write it. She spent all summer writing this book. Any advice for her? She’s nervous so she wanted me to ask the questions.
She is old enough to join a local writers group. The most important thing to do to get published is to write. A LOT. Have her attend some writing workshops and read books on writing. Here’s an example: https://jennyhansenauthor.wordpress.com/2011/06/06/make-your-bookshelf-work-for-you/.
Send her to http://www.margielawson.com to hone her skills. If you’re near a community college, they usually have great writing classes. Finally, read this post with great advice from Chuck Wendig and Maureen Johnson – there is a teensy bit of profanity, but the advice is beyond stellar: https://jennyhansenauthor.wordpress.com/2012/09/28/best-post-title-of-the-week-dare-to-suck/.
Good luck and KEEP WRITING. Don’t send the first book right out into the world if you can help it. Write another, and then another. And definitely subscribe to us or to a blog like Kristen Lamb’s (http://warriorwriters.wordpress.com) where you can get a steady stream of varied writing advice.