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What Is Your Writing Process?
We’re opening the new year with a look at writing processes. Orly Konig-Lopez begins the month of the Writing Process Throwdown with A Pantser with Suspenders. Fae’s up next on the 7th. We closed 2014 out with a post from Jenny … Continue reading
Posted in Craft, Inspiration Tagged Writers in the Storm, writing 1 Comment
Being Prepared for Your Writing Conference
With the summer conference season in full swing, we’ve got tons of helpful tips over at the new site. Since our subscriber list has moved, we’re posting solely over there. Are you subscribed over at our new digs? We’ve had fantastic topics this … Continue reading
Posted in Blogging Guests, Craft, Miscellaneous Tagged site move, writers conferences, Writers in the Storm, writing 2 Comments
Novel Diagnostics: How to Tell if Your Book Might Have Terminal Problems in TEN Pages
By Kristen Lamb For those of you who have submitted before, ever wonder how an agent can ask for the first 20 pages and still reject your book? Did you ever wonder if the agents really read these pages? How … Continue reading
Posted in Blogging Guests, Craft Tagged Kristen Lamb, Novel Diagnostics, publishing, Writers in the Storm, writing 1 Comment
Writing Contests — Hell or Heaven?
by Fae Rowen I don’t usually enter contests, but I decided to go all out this year. During the past two months I’ve redefined my understanding of the experience from both the judging and entrant viewpoints. I hope this post … Continue reading
6 Reasons to Write a Short Story
Happy Friday to all our friends here at WITS! We’re doing some extra special posts this week as an advance thank you for helping us migrate to our new site next week. All will be unveiled on Monday! Today our … Continue reading
Posted in Blogging Guests, WriterStrong Tagged Julie Glover, short stories, Writers in the Storm, writing, writing shorts 73 Comments
Margie’s Rule # 2: Write the Hard Stuff — Facial Expressions
by Margie Lawson, @MargieLawson If you watch NCIS, you know Jethro Gibbs, aka Mark Harmon, has rules. Fifty-plus rules. My next fifteen (or fifty) blogs will feature a different Margie-Rule for writers. [Click here for Margie’s Rule #1: Never Take … Continue reading
Posted in Craft, Margie Lawson Tagged deleting cliches, Lawson Writer's Academy, write fresh, Writers in the Storm, writing 73 Comments
Do You Know How To Edit AND Proofread Your Story?
by Jenny Hansen, @JennyHansenCA Editing and Proofreading: Two separate processes that equal one great story. Like most writers, I hang out with a boatload of other writers. Still, I never saw much of other peoples’ works in progress until I coordinated … Continue reading
Posted in Craft, WriterStrong Tagged editing vs. proofreading, editing your manuscript, Jenny Hansen, Writers in the Storm, writing 41 Comments
Writing Agreement # 1: Be Impeccable with Your Word
Turning Whine into Gold By Kathryn Craft, @KCraftWriter Last year, Janice Gable Bashman and I co-wrote an article for Writer’s Digest Magazine, The 7 Deadly Sins of Self-Editing, that turned out to be quite popular. Apparently sinning resonated with writers … Continue reading
Posted in Inspiration, Kathryn Craft Tagged setting goals, success, The Four Agreements, Writers in the Storm, writing 55 Comments
Want To Write Like a Best Seller? Write Naked First!
by Tiffany Lawson Inman, @NakedEditor There it is. LARGE bold print peering out at me from underneath the Life and Home section….THE NEW YORK TIMES BEST SELLERS LIST, nagging me to grab my Kindle and start downloading fabulous fiction at … Continue reading
Character Eye Descriptions: The Window to Your Story
By Sharla Rae, @SharlaWrites If poets are to be believed, eyes are the windows to the soul. Rather than using clichéd or common descriptions, why not use “explicit” eye descriptions to give your reader a real peek into a character’s psyche? I’ll … Continue reading
Posted in Craft Tagged creative writing descriptions, describe eyes, eye description, Sharla Rae, Writers in the Storm, writing 59 Comments