Tag Archives: editing

Ax Your Cliches: Why and How

We couldn’t talk WriterStrong without our Yoda of Edits and sparkling prose, Margie Lawson. Be prepared for great takeaway as Margie not only tells you, but shows you how it’s done!  Here she is: A big THANK YOU to Laura … Continue reading

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Worse Than a Cliché

Welcome to the last Friday of the month with contributing word wizardess Tiffany Lawson Inman. We look forward to Tiffany’s magic to transform mundane writing to the realms of marvelous. And she’s donating a three-page edit to a very lucky … Continue reading

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13 Step Starter Guide to America’s Next Top…Novel?

by Tiffany Lawson Inman I know, I know. I usually get on here the last Friday of the month and stretch all of your neurons in 6 directions at once. (you are very welcome!)  Today’s post is a little different. … Continue reading

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Writers, Act Now!

Welcome to Last Fridays with Naked Editor Tiffany Lawson Inman on Writers In The Storm!      Right now my physical self is driving up a Colorado mountain to Margie Lawson’s 5-day Immersion Master Class to be her co-instructor doing some … Continue reading

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Advanced ‘Write Tight’

By Laura Drake “The secret of good writing,” says William Zinsser, “is to strip every sentence to its cleanest components.” This is one of the first lessons I tried to tackle as a writer. And I needed to. I’ve been … Continue reading

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10 Favorite Writing Lessons from Margie Lawson (and her Peeps!)

Several months back, Margie Lawson did a guest blog here at Writers In The Storm called 10 Not Absurd Tips for Fiction Writing. If you missed it, you’ll definitely want to take a moment to catch up. She gave 10 … Continue reading

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Talking Back to Your Brain

By Harry and Susan Squires Harry and I can’t tell you how many times we’ve heard from writers frustrated and “stuck” on their current work in progress. Often they say something like, “Why am I such a crummy writer?” “Why … Continue reading

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Blogging Guest – Sue Grimshaw: Acquiring Editor’s Checklist

We’re so honored to have Sue Grimshaw, editor at Random House’s Romance at Random, back with us today. How often do you get to glimpse an editor’s checklist? Wow! Here’s Sue: Hello friends at Writers in the Storm! Thanks for … Continue reading

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Don’t Let Thrillers Hog The Freezer!

We’re so excited to have with us today at WITS: Tiffany Lawson Inman -Naked Editor! She’s not only Margie Lawson’s pride and joy, she’s an amazing editor who can help take your writing from good to great! Here’s Tiffany: Why is … Continue reading

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Whose English?

On Monday we’ll have the other half of the Plot-driven vs. Character-driven throwdown with Fae Rowen considering character-driven writing.  Fae will also announce the winner of a six-pack of her hand-crafted cards at the top of Monday’s post. Today, we’re … Continue reading

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