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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
Posted in Craft, Kathryn Craft Tagged inspiration, The Art of Falling, Writers in the Storm, writing 34 Comments
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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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