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Tag Archives: Fae Rowen
Writing Contests — Hell or Heaven?
by Fae Rowen I don’t usually enter contests, but I decided to go all out this year. During the past two months I’ve redefined my understanding of the experience from both the judging and entrant viewpoints. I hope this post … Continue reading
Skimming: Never a Good Thing
by Fae Rowen Skimming is defined as a crime. If you skim money from your job, you’re going to jail. (Or worse depending who you work for.) Skimming is also defined as removing floating matter from a liquid. Can you … Continue reading
Posted in Inspiration Tagged creativity, Fae Rowen, Writer Inspiration, Writers in the Storm, writing 37 Comments
Sharing the Love at Writers In The Storm
We’re excited to announce that Writers In The Storm was named in the 15th Annual Writer’s Digest “101 Top Blogs for Writers” list! And to show our thanks to our amazing guest bloggers and readers, we’re throwing open the comments today for a … Continue reading
Posted in Inspiration Tagged Fae Rowen, Jenny Hansen, Laura Drake, Orly Konig Lopez, Sharla Rae, Writers in the Storm 140 Comments
What’s Love Got to Do with It-Part Three
by Fae Rowen If you missed Part One or Part Two in this series on developing a character arc through believable backstory, no problem. Click on the part you missed to get caught up. Do you have a character … Continue reading
Posted in Craft Tagged character arc, Crafting believable characters, Fae Rowen, Jenny Hansen, Writers in the Storm, Writing Craft 20 Comments
What’s Love Got to Do with It? – Part Two
by Fae Rowen This post isn’t just for romance writers. As a genre fiction writer you know that to be drawn into your story, your readers have to care about your characters. This is true of all genres-women’s fiction, historical, mystery, … Continue reading
Posted in Craft, Inspiration Tagged believable character arcs, character motivation, Fae Rowen, Writers in the Storm, Writing Craft 19 Comments
What’s Love Got to Do with It? – Part 1
Let me count the ways . . . by Fae Rowen Falling in love is like a roller coaster ride. Filled with anticipation and a little scary to think about, exciting turns and dips precede the grateful sigh when the … Continue reading
Seven Predictions for Your Writing in 2014
by Fae Rowen Who wouldn’t want a sneak peek at 2014? A chance for insider information about what’s in store? Well, as the resident science and science fiction geek here at WITS, I’m going to share what my friends in … Continue reading
Posted in Inspiration Tagged Fae Rowen, Predictions for 2014, Writers in the Storm, Writing Inspiration 44 Comments
Three Boxes to Avoid for the Holidays
by Fae Rowen It’s the morning after Thanksgiving and the ugly truth can’t be ignored. It’s “The Holidays” and with that, it’s the end of another year. Even in my gluttonous post-turkey and pecan (my mom’s from Texas!) pie stupor, … Continue reading
The Two Sentence Horror Story Challenge!
I don’t remember where I first found reference to this writers challenge, but I was intrigued. Writing a horror story in two sentences? How could someone DO that? Well, it’s not only possible, the results are amazing! Go read these … Continue reading
Seven Ways to Spark Your Writing with “Golden Lines”
by Fae Rowen On the plane home from Atlanta in July, I re-read my notes and handouts, highlighting tips that resonated with me as I prepared for a major edit on my WIP. When I participated in the UC Irvine … Continue reading
Posted in Craft Tagged Fae Rowen, Golden Line Technique, Laura Drake, Tiffany Lawson Inman, Writers in the Storm, Writing Craft, writing tips 28 Comments