July 5th, 2017

Using Memories of Summers Past for This Summer’s Writing

Who doesn’t have fond memories of childhood summers? Sure, you may remember that time you got a blistering sunburn, but I bet you had fun getting it. 

I’m coming down to the last edits for my debut book. And I’m digging deep to make my characters memorable. I’ve discovered myself thinking a lot about the […]

June 7th, 2017

11 Writer Survival Tools

Lately life has treated me like it’s own personal punching bag. My friends have made a list of all the things that have gone wrong. There are more items than days that they’ve kept track, and we’re talking months. Those same friends call to check on my mental wellness, my physical health, my emotional well-being. […]

June 2nd, 2017

Summer Is Coming — Let’s Pimp and Promote!

Photo from Pixabay

Summer is coming up fast and here at Writers in the Storm we’re marking the occasion with a little “Pimp and Promote.” Of course, this always costs us some money, because we have to go out and buy lots of books. But there will be awesome “beach read” sales in next few weeks, […]

May 3rd, 2017

Eight Easy Ways for Your Characters to Show Love

“I love you” are pretty powerful words to say—and to hear. But there are usually a lot of words before your characters hear those words, and maybe even more words before they believe them. There are plenty of things our characters can do, actions they can take, to build the emotional level for their love interest […]

April 5th, 2017

A Quick Five to Get Your Characters-And You!-Through Adversity

What do your characters do when faced with adversity or an imminent threat? How do they recover from one of life’s knock-out punches?

Conflict powers our stories and our character’s personal growth arcs, so we throw a lot at our beloved protagonists. How they “catch” what we toss at them defines not only their essential […]