September 12th, 2018

WITS Top 20: Tools for Writers at Every Level

Top 20 List

I was looking up some stuff on the back end of Writers In the Storm the other day and it kind of blew my mind. As I scoped out traffic and posts and fixed old links, the walk down Memory Lane made me nostalgic.

Here’s what I learned about WITS.

We’ve been around since May 2010, which was kind of a shock to me — this blog is the same age as my daughter! We’ve had some changes to our team, our site and content since then, but what hasn’t changed is how much we enjoy our readers and our contributors.

We do this labor of love because:

  • We all love to give back to other writers.
  • We learn from the contributors and from each other.
  • We have so much fun with the readers down in the comments section.

Below are our top 20 posts of all time. Strangely, they fall into three categories: getting published, writing craft and practical tips. Enjoy!

Publishing Your Story

Submission Tip Checklist: Double-Check These 16 Things Before Sending Your Book Out

The Ultimate Writers’ Guide to Twitter Pitch Contests

How to Pitch Your Self-Published Book to an Agent

Genres Explained: Insights, Tips and Definitions From Literary Agents

14 Agents Seeking Science Fiction Novels NOW

13 Agents Seeking Southern Fiction NOW

4 Ways Besides Query Letters You Can Contact Literary Agents

Exclusive Requests From Literary Agents—What Are They and How Do They Work?


The Craft of Writing

Diving Deep into Deep Point of View

10 Tips to Writing from Multiple POVs

5 Techniques for Amazing Internal Dialogue

What Type of Secret Does Your Character Keep?

Let’s Get Down To It—Writing the Sex Scene

Sexual Tension: It’s all in your head

Writing About Hair: The Thick and Thin of Descriptions

Are Your Characters Stylin’? Descriptive Fashion Phrases and Terms


Practical Tips for Writers

Five Comparisons NOT to Make for Your Book

Organize Your Novel With Excel

Top 10 Scrivener Features for Writers

The 12 Best Hashtags for Writers


How long have you been with us here at Writers In the Storm? Do you remember what got you here, or what post/contributor/topic has stood out as your favorite? Please share with us down in the comments!

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About Jenny Hansen

By day, Jenny provides training and social media marketing for small businesses. By night she writes humor, memoir, women’s fiction and short stories. After 18 years as a corporate software trainer, she’s delighted to sit down while she works.

When she’s not at her personal blog, More Cowbell, Jenny can be found on Twitter at JennyHansenCA or here at Writers In The Storm.

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