Tag Archives: Story

Playing Dr. Frankenstein – 5 Questions To Ask Your Characters Before You Begin

by Orly Konig-Lopez Who are these people who live in your head? Where do you come up with these ideas? You’ve heard those questions a few times, right? A few days ago I was giving someone a quick and dirty … Continue reading

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Plot Fixer #10: A Loss Of Focus

Kara Lennox aka Karen Leabo is back today with her great Plot Fixer series. Don’t miss her other blogs! Here are the links for Parts 1-9: Part 1 – Your Premise Isn’t Compelling Part 2 – How To Fix a … Continue reading

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Care About Your Characters Or Your Readers Won’t

WITS is happy to welcome back James Preston, author of the award-winning Surf City Mysteries series. James’ wife, Nancy, encouraged Fae Rowen to write her first book.  James encouraged Fae to go to the San Diego Writers Conference to learn how to … Continue reading

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Your Plot Moves Too Slowly ~ 5 Tips To Help Improve Your Story’s Pacing

Writers In The Storm welcomes back Kara Lennox, a.k.a. Karen Leabo for some more plot-fixing magic. Look for Kara’s writing tips the first Friday of every month.  This is the sixth in an ongoing series of Plot Fixer blogs by double RITA finalist Kara … Continue reading

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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

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6 Key Writing Lessons I’ve Learned From Horses: The Key of Knowledge

By D. A. WATT This is the second installment of a three part series. The first post focused on attitude.   “Prior and proper preparation makes for peak performance. Like creating a novel that takes readers somewhere, amazing.” There are only three … Continue reading

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