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Tag Archives: Orly Konig Lopez
Unforgettable Writing: Use all 5 Senses to Add Emotion
by Orly Konig-Lopez, @OrlyKonigLopez The other day I finished a book and when my husband asked if it was good, my answer was a rather drawn out, “Yeeaaahhhh.” The story was interesting and the author had a pleasant, easy style. … Continue reading
Posted in Craft Tagged Orly Konig Lopez, Writers in the Storm, writing, Writing Craft 43 Comments
Do You Know Your Novel’s Theme?
By Janice Hardy Theme is an often misunderstood and underused aspect of a novel. Years of English classes have made us think that theme is something reserved for literary novels or stories with deep, meaningful messages, not for commercial fiction … Continue reading
Posted in Blogging Guests, Craft Tagged Janice Hardy, Orly Konig Lopez, Writers in the Storm, Writing Craft 31 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
Using the Seasons to Fix a Blah Setting
By Orly Konig Lopez Quick … what’s your favorite season? Why? Mine is summer. I love the laid back feeling that comes with long, hot days, the smell of fresh cut grass, the sound of sprinklers. Each of us connects … Continue reading
Posted in Craft Tagged Orly Konig Lopez, Writers in the Storm, Writing Craft, Writing Inspiration 34 Comments
How Writing a Picture Book Can Help with Writing a Novel
by Orly Konig-Lopez Last month Sharla Rae wrote about switching genres. She’s a historical romance writer and has decided to take the leap into a futuristic. The common thread between the two genres that gave her the courage to try: … Continue reading
Posted in Craft Tagged Orly Konig Lopez, Writing Craft, Writing Life 22 Comments
5 Steps for Surviving a Revise and Resubmit
By Orly Konig-Lopez Querying authors know the feeling: Your email pings with an incoming message. It’s from one of the agents who requested your manuscript. Your heart beats in your ears, you close one eye, tilt your head to a … Continue reading
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
The Two Sentence Horror Story Challenge!
I don’t remember where I first found reference to this writers challenge, but I was intrigued. Writing a horror story in two sentences? How could someone DO that? Well, it’s not only possible, the results are amazing! Go read these … Continue reading
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
Posted in WriterStrong Tagged Charla Rae, Fae Rowen, Jenny Hansen, Laura Drake, Orly Konig Lopez, Writers in the Storm 166 Comments