June 19th, 2017

The Art and Craft of Developing Characters

Aimie K. Runyan

As an author of historical fiction, my work must—almost by definition—begin with a concept. Am I going to write a gritty saga about the women who flew as combat pilots for Russia in the Second World War (I did and it was great fun)? Am I going to write a sweeping […]

September 16th, 2015

TV Series Binge Watching–A Study in Character Development

James Preston

In Back to the Future, Marty McFly’s mother’s kid brother asks “What’s a re-run?”

Marty replies, “You’ll find out.”

Pop quiz: What was on TV when Marty said that?

I am old enough to remember that if I missed an episode of “77 Sunset Strip” (BTW if in your mind you heard the […]

September 23rd, 2013

Interrogation Tactics Are Your Friend

Our guest Terri Osburn, author of Meant to Be, has a wealth of questions to help you turn flat characters into characters that keep your readers turning pages.

by Terri Osburn

I’ve been judging a lot of contest entries lately, which led me to the topic for this blog. After reading the entire entry, I […]

March 30th, 2012

Writers, Act Now!

Welcome to Last Fridays with Naked Editor Tiffany Lawson Inman on Writers In The Storm!

Right now my physical self is driving up a Colorado mountain to Margie Lawson’s 5-day Immersion Master Class to be her co-instructor doing some micro and content editing, step-by-step editing fight/action scenes, and not sleep-at-all. This ain’t no retreat!

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October 26th, 2011

Don’t Let Thrillers Hog The Freezer!

We’re so excited to have with us today at WITS: Tiffany Lawson Inman -Naked Editor! She’s not only Margie Lawson’s pride and joy, she’s an amazing editor who can help take your writing from good to great! Here’s Tiffany:

Why is it, we think only of a high intensity thriller when we hear the phrase, […]