December 25th, 2017

Ask for What You Need

Kathryn Craft

Happy Holidays to all of today’s Writers in the Storm readers! Did Santa bring you everything on your list?

What’s that?

You didn’t make a list?

 When did we adults stop asking for what we need? Personally, I think independence is overrated as a hallmark of maturity. We writers can be especially stubborn […]

December 20th, 2017

5 Ways to Use the Holiday Season to Benefit Your Writing Career

Jamie Raintree

The holiday season is upon us and I, for one, am having a hard time concentrating on anything that doesn’t sparkle or sing a Christmas tune. Luckily for me, I turned in my latest manuscript before Thanksgiving and have been able to enjoy time with family, decorate the house, and curl up with […]

December 18th, 2017

Self-Care for the Newly Launched Author

Aimie K. Runyan

You have a new book out in the world. Huzzah! You should definitely be celebrating. Whether this is your tenth book with a Big 6 Publisher, a new book with a smaller house, self-pub, or your very first foray into publishing, you need to celebrate this accomplishment.

Millions of people want […]

December 15th, 2017

How to Get to Carnegie Hall

James Preston

There’s an old joke about a tourist in New York who asks a native, “How do I get to Carnegie Hall.”

They say to lead off with a joke, right? Well, I’ll lead off with half of a joke that’s older than many of the Writers in the Storm readers. (And notice I did not say, “Stop me […]

December 4th, 2017

Writing Fiction Using Family History

Ann Griffin

When, in my fifties, I learned of two cousins and an aunt I had never heard of, their story was so compelling that I decided it needed to be written, and I assigned myself the task. The protagonist and antagonist were both deceased, making it impossible to write it as biography, so I […]