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Tag Archives: Kristen Lamb
Novel Diagnostics: How to Tell if Your Book Might Have Terminal Problems in TEN Pages
By Kristen Lamb For those of you who have submitted before, ever wonder how an agent can ask for the first 20 pages and still reject your book? Did you ever wonder if the agents really read these pages? How … Continue reading
Posted in Blogging Guests, Craft Tagged Kristen Lamb, Novel Diagnostics, publishing, Writers in the Storm, writing 1 Comment
What Star Trek Can Teach Us About Great Writing
by Kristen Lamb Writers In The Storm is delighted to welcome Kristen Lamb today. She’s a treasure trove of writing, author and social media know-how so strap in for a great post! ************ I love the 2009 J.J. Abrams rendition … Continue reading
Posted in Blogging Guests, Craft Tagged J.J. Abrams, Kristen Lamb, Star Trek, Story, Writers in the Storm, writing 28 Comments
A Tale of Two Conferences
By Laura Drake I’m only beginning to come out of my post-conference fog, and to get my head around all the work I have to do! Before I jump into that though, I wanted to tell you what I learned … Continue reading
Posted in Bumps & Bruises on the Road to Publication, Inspiration Tagged Craft, Diane Pershing, Fae Rowen, Golden Heart, Jenny Hansen, Kara Lennox, Kristen Lamb, Laura Drake, Margie Lawson, OCCRWA, RWA National Conference, RWA-WF, Sharla Rae, Tessa Dare, women's fiction, Writers in the Storm, writing 21 Comments
Right Time, Right Place
-by Fae Rowen The RWA 2012 National Conference, for me, was a perfect example of Right Time, Right Place. First, I have to shout CONGRATULATIONS, TESSA DARE, ON YOUR RITA! Tessa won the RITA for Best Regency Historical with A … Continue reading
Posted in Miscellaneous Tagged Conference, Fae Rowen, Kara Lennox, Kristen Lamb, Laura Drake, Margie Lawson, marriott anaheim, michael hauge, networking, pitching, right place, right time, RWA, RWA 2012 conference, RWA Awards, RWA National Conference, Sharla Rae, Tessa Dare, Writers in the Storm 13 Comments
The Doctor is in the House–Novel Diagnostics by Kristen Lamb
Back on New Year’s Day, many of you might have vowed to take your craft more seriously in 2012…before the world ends, of course. This resolution likely means more conferences and many, many more queries. For those of you who … Continue reading
Posted in Blogging Guests, Craft Tagged Beginning of a good story, Book Begins with Flashback, Book begins with Internalization, First twenty pages, hooking your reader, In Medias Res, Info Dump, Jenny Hansen, Kristen Lamb, Novel Diagnostics, Rejected on first twenty pages, Scene and sequel structure, Starting Novel at Right Place, The Book Doctor, writer weaknesses, Writers in the Storm, writing 19 Comments
Tips on Pitching Your Book
REMINDER: Kristen Lamb is guest blogging on Writers In The Storm this Friday! Kristen is the author of best-selling books We Are Not Alone–The Writer’s Guide to Social Media and Are You There, Blog? It’s Me, Writer . Both books are recommended … Continue reading
Posted in Bumps & Bruises on the Road to Publication, Craft Tagged Charlotte Carter, Conquering The High Concept, Dwight Swain, elevator pitch, guest blog, Kristen Lamb, Lori Wilde, pitching guide, pitching your story, selling your book, Techniques of the Selling Writer, Writers in the Storm, writing conference 9 Comments