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Tag Archives: Laura Drake
The No-Stress Way To Create Your Story’s Logline
by Laura Drake @PBRWriter I love loglines. There’s no better feeling than pulling together words that capture the spirit of your book in a perfect, compelling way. I teach a submissions class for the Lawson Writer’s Academy and find that loglines … Continue reading
Posted in Craft Tagged Laura Drake, loglines, The Sweet Spot, Writers in the Storm, writing, writing a query letter 105 Comments
Unleash Your Inner Writing Child: Word – Play
By Laura Drake Think back. Waaaay back, to when you first decided you wanted to write. You sat down, maybe at a computer, maybe with a pen and napkin, or even (in my case) on the back of a motorcycle, … Continue reading
Posted in Craft Tagged Laura Drake, Thesaurus, wordplay, Writers in the Storm, writing 37 Comments
When You’re Stuck, Relax
by Orly Konig-Lopez Last week my husband convinced me to go on a bike ride with him. My road bike has been in the basement on a trainer for well over a year. To say I was a bit nervous … Continue reading
Posted in Craft, Inspiration Tagged Laura Drake, novel writing, Orly Konig Lopez, Writers in the Storm, Writing Craft, Writing Life 42 Comments
Sharing the Love at Writers In The Storm
We’re excited to announce that Writers In The Storm was named in the 15th Annual Writer’s Digest “101 Top Blogs for Writers” list! And to show our thanks to our amazing guest bloggers and readers, we’re throwing open the comments today for a … Continue reading
Posted in Inspiration Tagged Fae Rowen, Jenny Hansen, Laura Drake, Orly Konig Lopez, Sharla Rae, Writers in the Storm 140 Comments
How to Avoid the Dreaded Dialogue Tag
by Laura Drake Okay, I admit it. I’m prejudiced against dialogue tags. Yes, I know they say, ‘He said/she said’ are invisible to the reader. They’re not to me. Even if you don’t share my pet peeve, why settle for … Continue reading
Posted in Craft Tagged Laura Drake, Nothing Sweeter, write great dialogue, Writers in the Storm, writing 71 Comments
Who Needs Secondary Characters?
By Laura Drake I don’t know about you, but I can’t write a book without secondary characters. Yes, I’ve read books without them (or ones where they had tiny roles), but I can’t write that way. I mean, where would … Continue reading
Posted in Craft Tagged "hybrid" writing career, Laura Drake, Writers in the Storm, Writing Secondary Characters 73 Comments
How Does a New Agent Find Wonderful Writers?
By Nalini Akolekar For those of you who don’t know me, I started my publishing career back in the Stone Age as an editorial assistant at Silhouette Books. I loved my job and was strongly encouraged to stay in the field, … Continue reading
You Know You’re a Writer If . . .
By Laura Drake I’m between books. Which is to say that I took two days to clean up everything on my ‘to do’ list, and today I’m diving into plotting my next book. Yeah, right. Everyone who follows WITS knows … Continue reading
Posted in Inspiration, Miscellaneous Tagged Laura Drake, Nothing Sweeter, Sweet on a Cowboy 28 Comments
Advanced Craft Tips – Writer Strong
By Laura Drake As I get better at craft, I’m beginning to catch the nuances of good writing; things beyond the basics of POV, show don’t tell, etc. They’re more subtle and harder to spot, but I believe they can … Continue reading
Posted in Craft, Miscellaneous, WriterStrong Tagged Craft tips, Laura Drake, The Sweet Spot 49 Comments
Writing: The New Fear Factor Game?
I’ll say it right up front – I don’t watch Fear Factor. It gives me the willies. But that’s not the point of this blog. Well, not entirely. I’ve been noodling a new book idea for a while now. Noodling … Continue reading