September 7th, 2011

Non-Linear Writing – Focus On Your Story’s DNA

by Jenny Hansen

To answer this week’s “throwdown” here at Writers In The Storm, I’m taking the Non-Linear approach. That means that where Laura must start at the beginning and move forward in an organized manner, I simply cannot do so. The linear approach kills my stories.

After nearly fifteen years of banging my head […]

September 2nd, 2011

Social Media and Your Author Brand

Today’s authors are very in-the-know about the changes sweeping through the publishing industry. I am so thankful to be pursuing a writing career in these times where the access to amazing resources and generous authors is at our fingertips.

If you don’t feel “up to date” and want to read more about the changing state of […]

May 30th, 2011

Are You Linked In?

by Jenny Hansen

Everyone is talking about Social Media and I’ve got several friends scratching their heads going, “What does that even MEAN? And why do I need so many DIFFERENT KINDS??”

There’s a simple answer to “why so many?” You want to go to where your people are. It’s as simple as that.

Maybe […]

May 5th, 2011

Mash-up of Magnificence #3

by Jenny Hansen

All of us at Writers In The Storm had so much FUN in April…did you? We had amazing guest posts (thanks Tara Taylor Quinn and Pamela Kaye Tracy!), the sweeping Safari Journal from Fae Rowen and some amazing blogs on Writing Craft.

How could we possibly top April’s Awesomeness, you […]

March 9th, 2011

How to Build Your Writing Team

I learned about the four character requirements of teamwork: openness, generosity, flexibility and patience. Of course I thought of how this applies to writing. Many writers feel that they are flying solo when nothing could be further than the truth. The process of getting a book published requires a massive amount of teamwork and every single one of the above qualities. […]