December 26th, 2014

The Perils of Writing in Public

photo credit: iandavid via photopin cc

It’s the day after Christmas, and if you’re anything like me, you’re probably exhausted and have a jolly hangover. So let’s just hang out and swap stories.

Orly and I were chatting in an early email over coffee the other day about yet another way that we writers […]

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 […]

December 9th, 2013

Writing: The New Fear Factor Game?

Orly Konig-Lopez

I’ll say it right up front – I don’t watch Fear Factor. It gives me the willies. But that’s not the point of this blog. Well, not entirely.

I’ve been noodling a new book idea for a while now. Noodling is all I’ve done. For a while. And every time I think […]

November 19th, 2013

Help Writers In The Storm Become a “Top Blog for Writers!”

Jenny Hansen here, popping in to share some topics we’ve been buzzing about behind the scenes at Writers In The Storm.

First of all, this is our 500th post. That is so unbelievable to me. Four years ago, when we started this blog, we had no idea where it would go, or that we’d find […]

July 29th, 2013

What is an “Echo?” Tips To Axe These Repeat Offenders

By Sharla Rae

One of the things we’ve discussed in our critique meetings is the tendency all writers have to repeat certain words and phrases. “Echoes” is a term I’ve heard applied to frequently repeated words.

Read your chapter out loud, and that’s exactly what they sound like.

Common Causes of Echoes:

Using lame and […]