Tag Archives: Jenny Hansen

A Bow To Our Readers: Share Your Writing!

By Laura Drake We love seeing what our readers are up to – so here’s your chance!  This month, I’m thinking about middles, since I’m near the middle of my WIP, and worrying about sagging (and for once, it’s not … Continue reading

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10 OneNote Features that Will Rock Your Writing World

I’m a software trainer by day so I have several “true loves” in the software realm. But as a writer, my hands down favorite lately is OneNote. I. Heart. OneNote. What is it, and where do you find it? OneNote is … Continue reading

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Figuring Out Your Story’s Turning Points

by Jenny Hansen One of my favorite speakers on writing is Jennifer Crusie. For some reason, she makes sense to me…as if she has an expressway dug directly into my writing mind. Stephen Cannell (creator of The Rockford Files) was … Continue reading

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10 Power Tips for Building a Great Critique Group

by Jenny Hansen My day job as a software trainer is about building the skills of my co-workers so they can do productive work. And you know what I noticed several years back? There’s TONS of similarity between my training life … Continue reading

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10 Ways I’d Love My Books To Be Like Flat Stanley

If you’re a North American parent with a child in 3rd grade or beyond, it’s a pretty sure bet you’ve heard of Flat Stanley. Just in case you haven’t, here’s a quick summary: The Flat Stanley Project In 1994, Dale … Continue reading

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Love at first line: Opening sentences that grab

It’s your first sentence. The opening line to your masterpiece. The words that will grab your reader and pull him into your world. They. Have. To. Be. Perfect. No pressure. We’re not here to give you a lesson in writing … Continue reading

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Writerly Uses for Excel – Part 3

by Jenny Hansen Earlier this year, we started talking about Microsoft Excel and all the ways writers could use it without hyperventilating. In case you missed the other two posts, I’ve linked them below: Part 1 – Excel Shortcuts and … Continue reading

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WITS Throwdown: Query Strategy-Narrow Focus vs Scattergun?

by Fae Rowen Well, Laura Drake, AKA The Queen of Querying, finally helped me into the big scary world of querying. With both feet. On the first  Sunday in December she helped me send out eleven queries. Those of you … Continue reading

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Writerly Links that Made Our Hearts Sing (Happy New Year!)

All of us at WITS try to stay abreast of the latest and greatest in the writing industry whether it’s craft related, inspiration or Industry related. To start the new year off right, we’re sharing some of our favorite websites, … Continue reading

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Special Christmas Wishes For Our Readers Here at WITS

All of us at Writers In The Storm are wishing our loyal reader friends a wonderful holiday season. Below, we’ve gathered some writerly wishes for you, plus you’re getting a few of our favorite Christmas photographs. Laura Drake: I would give our readers … Continue reading

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