Tag Archives: writing

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

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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

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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

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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

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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

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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

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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

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