Tag Archives: Writing Inspiration

Down but Not Out: Finding Inspiration and Moving Forward

By Michelle Gable Earlier this year you might’ve read about the Parisian flat left abandoned for the better part of a century. Though photographs of the frozen-in-time apartment went viral only recently, I read about the discovery several years ago … Continue reading

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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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