Tag Archives: Sharla Rae

Point of View: Choosing Whose Head To Be In

by Sharla Rae The first thing writers learn about Point of View, or POV, is that it refers to whose head we’re in. In other words: through whose perspective will the reader experience the sounds, smells, actions and emotions of a … Continue reading

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Brainstorming: Tips For Getting More Out Of “What if…”

By Sharla Rae Some writers brainstorm on their own, some do it with another writer or a group of writers. My personal favorite is ‘what-ifing’ with my critique group. Along the way I learned a few things. I think the … 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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Sexy Phrases For In And Out Of The Bedroom

By Sharla Rae Put on the sexy music [See Fae Rowan’s blog on Music As Writing Inspiration. ] I’m giving you the sister blog to my Sensual Word Menu, Sexy Phrases For In And Out Of The Bedroom. Many writers … Continue reading

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“Writerly” Thanks From Our Team Here at WITS

Today we’re each taking the opportunity to give thanks for one “writerly” thing that helps us put those words on the page. from Jenny Hansen: I am thankful for blogging. Particularly for More Cowbell, my personal blog. Not only does it give me … Continue reading

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It’s Halloween! Get Your Spooky On…

In honor of Halloween, we decided to take a hiatus from the norm to tell ghost stories!  But they’re all true. So sit back, enjoy, and relax . . . if you can! Buahahahaha! Orly Konig-Lopez A group of us … Continue reading

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A Cauldron of Spooky Words for Your Halloween

By Sharla Rae You gotta love Halloween. After all, it’s why I’m giving you my Spooky Word List this month. The truth is, writers enjoy Halloween every time they write. It’s the fun part of our jobs. We don the … Continue reading

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Words for Your Writing Toolbox: Get Rid of “Get”

Sharla’s been getting receiving tons of love at Writers In The Storm this week. As part of our “thank you,” we’re bumping this amazing post of hers up by several days. ~ Jenny ********************* by Sharla Rae The idea for this … Continue reading

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