May 11th, 2015

Can We Balance Strong Yet Vulnerable Characters?

Jami Gold

Writing is often about finding a balance. Too much left in subtext can lead to confusion. Too much explanation can feel like an info dump or be too “on the nose.” Etc., etc.

With our characters, if we want our protagonists to seem heroic, they need to have strong traits. Yet at the […]

December 18th, 2013

Crossing Physical Barriers in Fiction, Part 1

by Tiffany Lawson Inman

Hello and Happy December! I’ve kept my blog a little shorter today because I know you all are busy busy busy with festivities writing. *wink wink* My hubby is currently wondering when I will put the laptop away and finish wrapping presents.

Here is Part One of my new series here […]

August 6th, 2012

Tips on Subtext ~ What Is It REALLY?

Thank-you to Shannon Donnelly for supplying a “handout” to a workshop I was looking forward to – SUBTEXT. We are truly fortunately at Writers in the Storm to have Shannon as a contributing blogger the first Monday on every month.

by Shannon Donnelly

There was supposed to be a workshop on this at RWA national […]

June 20th, 2012

Ramp Up The Fight To Amp Up The Tension

by Jenny Hansen

So you think you know how to fight dirty?

Monday’s post explained the nuance of “clean fighting” and how to use it to your best advantage in your stories.

Today, we’re gonna leave Mr. or Ms. Nicey-Nice at the door and show you how wallow in the muck.

Every entry in the […]

April 16th, 2012

13 Ways To Show (Rather than Tell) in Your Love Story

by Charlotte Carter

When romance writers create a Happily-Ever-After tale, there has to be more to the relationship than simply LUST between the hero and heroine. As many a woman has discovered in real life, lust doesn’t last forever. (Shh, don’t tell my husband!)

Whether you are writing an Erotic Romance, an Inspirational Romance or […]