Tag Archives: Susan Squires

How To Negotiate a Writing Life in 10 Easy Steps

by Susan Squires Whether you’re just starting out or under contract, being productive isn’t easy. There isn’t enough time. Or enough space. Or enough quiet. Or enough organized thinking. There isn’t enough something, always. How many times have you heard … Continue reading

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5 Ways To Practice The Art of Double-Duty Writing

by Susan Squires As I was preparing a workshop for the California Dreamin’ Conference, I began to think about the concept of making one element of your work, whether scene, sentence or character, do double duty. I’ve decided that this … Continue reading

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WriterStrong: 8 Tips To Bring Your Readers Along For The Ride

Photo: WANA Commons ~ kbowenwriter by Susan Squires Reading is all about suspending disbelief. Readers stare at a two-dimensional piece of paper or a flat screen with glyphs on it and imagine they’re traveling to unknown lands and meeting interesting … Continue reading

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Us vs. Them – A Call for Détente in the Author Wars

By Laura Drake All of us at WITS have shied away from the Traditional/Indie battle. After all, many have waded into the fray, yelling their opinions at the top of their lungs. When we conceived Writers in the Storm, we … Continue reading

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Talking Back to Your Brain

By Harry and Susan Squires Harry and I can’t tell you how many times we’ve heard from writers frustrated and “stuck” on their current work in progress. Often they say something like, “Why am I such a crummy writer?” “Why … Continue reading

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