February 14th, 2018

Using Third Person vs First Person Novel Narratives

Les Edgerton

Hi folks,

A source of discussion that always comes up at the beginning of my classes is whether the writer should use first- or third-person. The short answer I usually give, is: “Whatever the material calls for.”

Since that doesn’t adequately address the question, I go on to amplify the […]

December 29th, 2017

Jumpstart Your Writing Mojo: How Writing “As If” Can Change “Faking Success” Into “Raking Success”

Bryan E. Robinson, Ph.D.

author photo by Carlo Pieroni


Act as if you’re a writer. Sit down and begin. Act as if you might just create something beautiful, and by beautiful I mean something authentic and universal. —Dani Shapiro

Raise your hand if you’ve ever been unsure which direction to take with your […]

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 […]

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 […]