Tag Archives: Writing Life

Hanging Writing Rules Out to Dry

Note: Congratulations to Jeannie Intrieri. She’s the winner of the giveaway from Chuck Sambuchino’s November 1 post. By Kerry Lonsdale First off, I have to credit Natalia Sylvester’s October 8, 2013 post at The Debutante Ball as the inspiration for … Continue reading

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A Heiry—and Sometimes Relative—Writing Problem

By Susan Spann For the past few months, my guest posts here at Writers in the Storm have taken a look at different aspects of the author estate plan. This month, we’ll finish the series with a problem every author … 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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Writing to Sell

by Darynda Jones Have you ever sat and listened to a panel of editors and agents go over their wish lists, the manuscripts they’d most like to see at that moment? And have you ever thought to yourself, “Hmmm, a … 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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The Evolution of the Modern Writing Dream (part 2)

This week on WITS we’re looking at how the changing times in publishing are affecting the publishing dream. On Monday, aspiring author Orly Konig-Lopez shared her dream, today you’ll hear from debut author Laura Drake and on Friday, multi-published Marilyn Brant … Continue reading

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The Evolution of the Modern Writing Dream (part 1)

Ask an author why they write and you’ll get some variation of “to tell a story.” For most of us it started with the wonder of leafing through books picked up at a library or bookstore. We fantasize about the … Continue reading

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Who Can an Author Trust? Trusts in the Author Estate Plan

by Susan Spann Last month’s guest post here at Writers in the Storm took a look at wills in author estate plans. Today, we’ll look at the other common estate planning device: the trust. A trust is a legal entity … Continue reading

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An Inside Look at Today’s Book Reviewers

Writers In The Storm is pleased to welcome Big Al, our first reviewer! Looking at the posts on the Writers In The Storm Blog and reading the bios of the contributors I was reminded of one of my favorite things … 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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