Tag Archives: Dwight Swain

Scene Arcs

By Shannon Donnelly Everyone knows there’s a story arc—story goes up in tension, reaches a peak, and falls down. And there are character arcs, too, since story is character and character is story. But what about your scene arcs? That’s … Continue reading

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Kiss Your “As” Goodbye!

By Margie Lawson A heartfelt THANK YOU to Laura Drake for inviting me to be her guest today! The title should read: Kiss Some of Your “As”s Goodbye. But including the words, some of, diluted the power. No way I’d … Continue reading

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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

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Tips on Pitching Your Book

REMINDER: Kristen Lamb is guest blogging on Writers In The Storm this Friday! Kristen is the author of best-selling books We Are Not Alone–The Writer’s Guide to Social Media and Are You There, Blog? It’s Me, Writer . Both books are recommended … Continue reading

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Make Your Writer’s Bookshelf Work For You

by Jenny Hansen What do you do when you need help with your writing? I don’t mean when you can’t find the right word or phrase…my critique partner, Sharla Rae, did an excellent job of solving that issue in her … Continue reading

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