Tag Archives: Writing Inspiration

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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Writing and Lovin’ It

By Laura Drake It sometimes seems that everything around us is negative: coworkers complain, kids whine, and don’t get me started on politics or the news. I think social media magnifies this. Hop onto Twitter and look right now – … Continue reading

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Standing the Test of Time

by Mary Burton Remember the moment when you sat down to write your first novel?  Do you remember?  I remember mine.  It’s hard for me to believe but that moment was over twenty years and 26 books and four novellas … Continue reading

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Writing The Flawed Hero: She Makes Me Stutter

Please give a welcoming WITS hello to Ruthie Knox who’s here celebrating the launch of her latest novel (releasing today, btw) and talking about why she chose to write about a flawed hero. So I wrote a romance novel where … Continue reading

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WriterStrong: Keep Them Up All Night

First a quick congratulations to the winners of the two most recent giveaways: Deb Kastner and cwolffe both won a copy of Laura Drake’s debut release;  Karen Duvall will be taking a Margie Lawson class! Now, please give a warm … Continue reading

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Why We (and Our Characters) Fall in Love: Part Four

NOTE: Thank you to everyone who commented on the two-part blog by Jane Porter. Congratulations to lrtrovi who’s the winner of Jane’s “goodie bag.” This is Part Four is a five-part series on the science of why (and how) we … Continue reading

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Ten Keys to Publishing Success and Survival, Part 2

NOTE: We’re going to put randomizer to work on Sunday and pick one name from everyone who commented on either Part 1 or Part 2 of Jane’s post. The winner of a “Jane Porter Goodie Package” will be announced on … Continue reading

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Ten Keys to Success & Survival in The Romance Industry

Writers In The Storm is delighted to welcome Romance and Women’s Fiction author Jane Porter in the first of a two-part blog on success and survival. I first gave this workshop in February 2004, and boy has this industry changed … Continue reading

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Writer Quotes at Starbucks

Laura Drake and Fae Rowen were incredibly lucky to get to sit with James Scott Bell during the April OCC/RWA meeting and at lunch. He’s a down-to-earth guy with no pretense. Best of all, he agreed to share a personal … Continue reading

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