November 22nd, 2017

The WITS Team Shares Writerly Thanks

Today at Writers In The Storm we’re giving thanks for the “writerly” things that help us put words on the page. We’re also opening the door for our readers! Share your gratitude for things large and small down in the comments.

Fae Rowen

 

I am grateful for learning how to effectively edit my writing—to […]

August 28th, 2017

4 Tips for Translating Critique-Speak

Kathryn Craft

Turning Whine Into Gold

 Bad experiences have damaged many a writer’s trust in critique partners. I get it. Peer reviewers may bring uneven skills and questionable talents to their assessment of your work. But as a practiced reader, each has something to contribute.

To unlock the gold hidden within their feedback, you must […]

November 25th, 2015

WITS Gives Writerly Thanks

Today at Writers In The Storm we’re giving thanks for the “writerly” things that help us put words on the page. We’re also opening the door for our readers! Share your gratitude for things large and small down in the comments.

Fae Rowen

I’m grateful for the usual suspects: the people who love me and […]

March 25th, 2015

Critique Etiquette: The Ultimate Guide for Giving & Receiving Feedback

Angela Ackerman

Years ago I joined the award-winning site, The Critique Circle, where I learned to hone my writing skills and develop the thick skin needed to take criticism and rejection. In addition to writing well beyond a thousand critiques, I became a moderator for the site, and with members in the thousands, I mediated […]

January 14th, 2015

Writing Process Throwdown: Jenny’s Story Quilting

Quilt a story, piece by piece… https://www.flickr.com/photos/tweedledeedesigns/4932424821/

Writing is a very imprecise process for me, which surprises no one who knows me well. I’ve tried a gajillion tools in my quest to get a book off the ground and finished. Fast Draft, W-Plot, Snowflake Method. They all helped me be a better writer, but […]