March 4th, 2015

Changing It Up-Use the Power of Change in Your Writing

Our lives are about change.

Some people look at change as a bad thing, as something to avoid. Others view change as a possibility for something better. No matter how you feel about the life detours called change, nothing in our lives is permanent.

The past six months of my life have revolved around change. […]

June 10th, 2013

Writing The Flawed Hero: She Makes Me Stutter

Please give a welcoming WITS hello to Ruthie Knox who’s here celebrating the launch of her latest novel (releasing today, btw) and talking about why she chose to write about a flawed hero.

Ruthie Knox

So I wrote a romance novel where the hero stutters. A lot.

Actually, this is only partially true. For […]

May 24th, 2013

What’s the Visual? Adding Power To Your Writing.

Margie Lawson is back with another can’t miss blog! AND, a giveaway. Read on!

Writers know SHOW DON’T TELL, but some know it cognitively. It’s rote.

They know SHOW DON’T TELL the same way they know i before e except after c.

Applying SHOW DON’T TELL is tougher than it seems. It’s one of Barbara […]

August 8th, 2012

A Tale of Two Conferences

By Laura Drake

Laura, in her normal habitat.

I’m only beginning to come out of my post-conference fog, and to get my head around all the work I have to do! Before I jump into that though, I wanted to tell you what I learned from this conference. Hopefully it will help you decide […]

June 25th, 2012

Unusual Inspiration: Character Arcs Made Easy

by Fae Rowen

I am a plot-driven writer. The plot arrives first in my head, then I look for people who will survive and grow in that world.

My #1 concern? My characters MUST connect with my readers. To have the “best book ever” experience, your reader must believe in, root for, identify with, and, […]