Tag Archives: fear

NO FEAR — Pushing the Envelope

By Laura Drake Here at WITS, we’ve discussed dealing with fear before – most notably, our Throwdown, which explored The Fear of Success, and The Fear of Never Succeeding. Today, I thought I’d share with you my latest goal – … Continue reading

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Press on Regardless — PMS and the Wizard of Oz

By Laura Drake Press On Regardless. I know you’ve seen this phrase before. It’s one of those old sayings, and like dialog tags, they become invisible after awhile. But it’s more to me – it’s my mantra. We start this … Continue reading

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The Fear Factor

Welcome to the first Monday of the month, when we are lucky to share in the wisdom of contributing blogger Shannon Donnelly. Her post today will help get you writing this summer, despite your fears. by Shannon Donnelly “I’m convinced … Continue reading

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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

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What’s the Worst that Can Happen? Your Character’s Biggest Fear

By Laura Drake   I read a lot about craft. Books, blogs, articles, websites. I’m always looking to improve my craft. I know you are too, or you wouldn’t be reading this. WITS is all about craft. One of my … 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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What Scares You The Most: A Fear Series Wrap-Up

by Jenny Hansen For the last few weeks, we’ve been talking about fear here at Writers In The Storm. It all started with a Thursday night chat at critique group where, “What are you afraid of?” turned into a really … Continue reading

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