March 22nd, 2017

Helpful Hacks to Build a Strong Online Brand

Our current brave world of publishing demands that an author “build a brand.” What does that mean exactly? 

Simply put, your brand is the picture that pops into people’s mind when they hear your name. Your author brand is how your fans identify you.

How do you figure out what to talk about online? [I can hear […]

March 17th, 2017

Story Genius – for Pantsers

Lisa Cron

Great questions this month – so much to say, so let’s get started!

Laura Drake asks: I have a question – I’ve read (no, studied) the first half of Story Genius, and it’s changed the way I write. My weakness is plotting (I don’t). So the second half of the […]

March 3rd, 2017

Descriptions – the Angels are in the Details!

Descriptions are some of my favorite things to do. But they’re not easy to write well.

Descriptions have changed over the years.  Stienbeck’s The Gapes of Wrath was published in 1939. Here’s the beginning: 

Don’t get me wrong, I’m a huge Steinbeck fan, but that was before TV, Netflix, apps, and Xbox. Back when readers […]

February 27th, 2017

7 Ways to Get Rich From Writing

Kathryn Craft Turning Whine Into Gold 

It’s true: after years of growing to trust the blogging team here at WITS, someone is finally going to spill the bean-counter’s beans. Read on, because there’s more to getting rich than this sure-fire technique:

Write major selling points in their own paragraphs—in red!

Among the top ten reasons […]

February 15th, 2017

#WITS1000 Millenium Celebration at Writers In The Storm!

We have a surprise for you today – our 1000th post happened this week and we’re celebrating big time. That means we’re celebrating you, our amazing readers. We’re more than a little bit misty over this, as we never expected to get this far when we started our little blog back in 2010.

Thank you, […]