Tag Archives: Writing Inspiration

Performing Your Book

By Barbara Claypole White Before the launch of my debut novel, THE UNFINISHED GARDEN, I lost 5lbs to performance terror. Painfully shy as a teenager, my mother and music teacher once had to conspire to sneak Valium backstage so I … Continue reading

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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

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5 Tips To Help Writers Embrace Change

by Kathryn Craft Turning Whine into Gold Everything’s changing. Yep—that’s a whine all right, and a truth, and the summary of this entire post. Change is as constant in publishing as any other industry impacted by computerization in the past … Continue reading

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Seven Predictions for Your Writing in 2014

by Fae Rowen Who wouldn’t want a sneak peek at 2014? A chance for insider information about what’s in store? Well, as the resident science and science fiction geek here at WITS, I’m going to share what my friends in … Continue reading

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Emotional Barriers in Fiction: Intro to Emotional Channels (Part Three)

Happy Turkey Day Eve! No time to talk turkey today – I know most of you need to get back to the last lap of NaNoWriMo. I am just going to jump right in with one of my favorite quotes … Continue reading

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Turning Whine into Gold: The Writer’s Spirit is Forged in the Fire

by Kathryn Craft Last week I had to un-friend someone on Facebook for violating my right to pursue happiness. I can only assume he’s had enough of reading about the growing excitement for my debut novel, coming out in two … Continue reading

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Look Away, Away – Creating Unforgettable Settings

By Kimberly Brock I think writers of any ilk can benefit from a healthy appreciation of setting, but regional – particularly southern writers – are haunted by our connection to, love of, loss of, and clawing crawling, desperate journey back … Continue reading

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Agent Wisdom, Volume II: More Advice For Writers From Literary Agents

By Chuck Sambuchino Literary agents are full of great advice for writers. That’s why, whenever I am concluding an interview with an agent, I always end the encounter by asking “Is there any other piece of advice you’d like to … Continue reading

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Turning Whine into Gold: Surmounting Obstacles

First, for those of you who read and commented on one or both of Tiffany Lawson Inman’s Emotional Barrier posts last week, Tiffany left a comment announcing the winner of a free slot in the Madness to Method class:  JUDY … Continue reading

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Turning Whine Into Gold: Managing Your Emotions

By Kathryn Craft On a good day, your writing—or perhaps even your writing career—makes you happy, satisfied, fulfilled, joyful, transcendent, validated. This, right here—this is why you write. You need it like air, like sunshine, and it keeps you returning … Continue reading

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