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Tag Archives: Craft
Writing The Flawed Hero: She Makes Me Stutter
Please give a welcoming WITS hello to Ruthie Knox who’s here celebrating the launch of her latest novel (releasing today, btw) and talking about why she chose to write about a flawed hero. So I wrote a romance novel where … Continue reading
Posted in Blogging Guests, Craft, Inspiration Tagged Craft, Ruthie Knox, Writers in the Storm, Writing Inspiration 33 Comments
What’s the Visual? Adding Power To Your Writing.
Margie Lawson is back with another can’t miss blog! AND, a giveaway. Read on! Writers know SHOW DON’T TELL, but some know it cognitively. It’s rote. They know SHOW DON’T TELL the same way they know i before e except … Continue reading
Posted in Blogging Guests, Craft, Margie Lawson Tagged Craft, Margie Lawson, show don't tell, Writers in the Storm, writing, Writing Craft 128 Comments
A Tale of Two Conferences
By Laura Drake I’m only beginning to come out of my post-conference fog, and to get my head around all the work I have to do! Before I jump into that though, I wanted to tell you what I learned … Continue reading
Posted in Bumps & Bruises on the Road to Publication, Inspiration Tagged Craft, Diane Pershing, Fae Rowen, Golden Heart, Jenny Hansen, Kara Lennox, Kristen Lamb, Laura Drake, Margie Lawson, OCCRWA, RWA National Conference, RWA-WF, Sharla Rae, Tessa Dare, women's fiction, Writers in the Storm, writing 21 Comments
Unusual Inspiration: Character Arcs Made Easy
by Fae Rowen I am a plot-driven writer. The plot arrives first in my head, then I look for people who will survive and grow in that world. My #1 concern? My characters MUST connect with my readers. To have … Continue reading
Writing Naked Will Take You To The Top!
A guest blog by Tiffany Lawson Inman Thank you, thank you, THANK YOU to Laura Drake for inviting me to join WITS today. And a BIG congrats on her 3 book deal! Even though she’s a big star now, I … Continue reading
Writing Advice From Famous TV Writer, Stephen J. Cannell
by Jenny Hansen Today, I’d like to introduce you to the late, great mystery and TV writer, Stephen J. Cannell. Trust me, most of you have watched his shows. As many of you know, all of us at Writers In The Storm … Continue reading
6 Key Writing Lessons I’ve Learned From Horses: The Key of Knowledge
By D. A. WATT This is the second installment of a three part series. The first post focused on attitude. “Prior and proper preparation makes for peak performance. Like creating a novel that takes readers somewhere, amazing.” There are only three … Continue reading
Posted in Craft, Inspiration Tagged A Story is a Promise, attitude, Beth Hill, Bill Johnson, Craft, D.A. Watt, Dwight Swain, horse, Imagination, James Scott Bell, Kathryn Stockett, Knowledge, learn in layers, Lessons I learned from horses, novel writing, Randy Ingermanson, Story, Susan Ramer, Techniques, Techniques of the Selling Writer, The Geyser 5-Step Approach to Revision, The Help, time, Tools, Vicki Hinze, Writers in the Storm, writing, Writing Craft, You is good, you is important, you is smart 8 Comments
One Approach to Genre Fiction, or “This Way to ‘The End’”
We’re happy to introduce you to James Preston, author of the award-winning Surf City Mysteries series. James’ wife, Nancy, encouraged Fae Rowen to write her first book. James encouraged Fae to go to the San Diego Writers Conference to learn … Continue reading
Blogging Guest: Donald Maass — It’s Not About The Cougar
We’re huge Donald Maass fans here at WITS. We’ve got all his books. Mine are dog-eared. He has a way of breaking down critical craft points and making them easy to understand. He’s graciously allowed us to repost a blog … Continue reading
Posted in Blogging Guests, Craft Tagged Craft, Donald Maass, novel writing, tension, Writer Unboxed, Writers in the Storm, writing, Writing Craft 29 Comments