October 15th, 2014

An Author’s Assistant – Do You Need One?

I have heard other authors discussing their experience with assistants, and frankly, some of them were horror stories. I wasn’t even clear on what an assistant did, much less being able to assess if I needed, or could afford one. When my friend, Susan Squires, raved about a new assistant she hired, Kelly Oakes, I […]

June 2nd, 2014

Writers In The Storm is Having a MOVING PARTY!

 

Party bus!

Thanks for coming along with us Now the party can begin!

I’ll bet this is the first moving party you’ve been invited to that doesn’t involve packing boxes, shifting furniture, or putting down shelf paper.

Why? Because Sierra Fong and Mike Chen over at Atmosphere Websites have already done all the […]

February 17th, 2014

Promotion….A Necessary Evil?

Cynthia D’Alba

by Cynthia D’Alba

I was sitting an RWA chapter meeting last month when the older woman beside me said, “I didn’t think I’d have to do so much promotion. I thought the publishing company took care of that.” She sighed. “Things have changed.” I just nodded but in reality, I wouldn’t know […]

December 25th, 2013

You Know You’re a Writer If . . .

I’m between books. Which is to say that I took two days to clean up everything on my ‘to do’ list, and today I’m diving into plotting my next book.

Yeah, right. Everyone who follows WITS knows I’m an inveterate pantser. Well, I’m turning over a new car (this is way harder than a leaf). […]

December 20th, 2013

Advanced Craft Tips – Writer Strong

By Laura Drake

Now that’s what I call Writer Strong!

As I get better at craft, I’m beginning to catch the nuances of good writing; things beyond the basics of POV, show don’t tell, etc. They’re more subtle and harder to spot, but I believe they can be the difference between a ‘good writer’ […]