Tag Archives: inspiration

Turning Whine into Gold: Put Inner Conflict on Your Team

By Kathryn Craft Storytellers know that on the page, internal conflict is a writer’s best friend. But when that conflict emerges from voices inside the writer’s own head, where each wants to weigh in on the writer’s path and her … Continue reading

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Writer Strong: My Obsessive-Compulsive Muse

Today’s guest, Barbara Claypole White, is a strong woman, a great mom, and a Women’s Fiction Author — a good one, as you’ll see from her post. Here’s Barbara: Readers constantly ask if my debut novel, THE UNFINISHED GARDEN, is … 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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Writing and Hershey Kisses

by Laura Drake Some of my best ideas come to me while I’m riding my bicycle.  I had an epiphany during a gorgeous Southern California ride yesterday.  Several pieces fell in place at once; a major “Aha” moment. I love … Continue reading

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Are You Playing To Your Strengths?

As a corporate software trainer, I’ve got to be ON each day I’m in the classroom. It doesn’t matter whether I was up all night with a teething baby or if my best friend and I had a fight. Nobody … Continue reading

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Sweat Equity: Perspiration vs. Inspiration in Writing

By Laura Drake On Monday, our own Fae Rowen took on the Inspiration half of this discussion, brilliantly. You can read it here. When this throwdown was first suggested, all the WITS Bloggers assumed I’d take the Sweaty side. I … Continue reading

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The Long, Winding Road

By Laura Drake After fourteen years of trying, I signed with an agent this month!  That’s a lot of years to keep at something. But during down times along the way I’ve thought back to the first spark of the story, to … Continue reading

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Running to Win – by Kitty Bucholtz

As you know, we’re hosting some amazing guest bloggers on Fridays lately, and today we’re fortunate to have Kitty Bucholtz, the founder of the sucessful blog, Routines for Writers. Kitty’s blog forte is inspiration, as you’ll see from the following. … Continue reading

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Developing Your Unique Writing Voice

Welcome to the first installment of Sensational Summer Fridays! We’ll be finishing up each week with a stellar post to help you through those long Summer weekends of writing, starting off with the amazing Kristen Lamb. In addition to being renowned … Continue reading

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