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

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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

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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

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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

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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

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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

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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

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