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, […]

August 29th, 2011

Plot vs. Character: The Other Side of The Story OR Plot vs Character: WITS Bloggers Throw It Down!

by Fae Rowen

Before we get started, I’d like to announce the winner of a six-pack of my cards. Janel is the lucky commenter. Janel, if you would e-mail Writers in the Storm with your mailing address, I’ll send your cards right away.

And now to today’s topic:

Laura proposed this tag-team duo of blogs […]

June 15th, 2011

Make Your Writer’s Bookshelf Work For You

by Jenny Hansen

What do you do when you need help with your writing?

I don’t mean when you can’t find the right word or phrase…my critique partner, Sharla Rae, did an excellent job of solving that issue in her “Writing Antifreeze” post a few weeks back.

No, what I’m talking about is the books […]