March 16th, 2016

The Yearning: Lessons from Gone with the Wind

Kimberly Brock

Before we get to the point, first you have to really understand where my love affair with Gone with the Wind began. It’s going to be hard for you to really grasp this if you can’t recall a day in your life before the VCR. My childhood years were measured by the […]

June 15th, 2012

What’s the Worst that Can Happen? Your Character’s Biggest Fear

By Laura Drake


I read a lot about craft. Books, blogs, articles, websites. I’m always looking to improve my craft. I know you are too, or you wouldn’t be reading this. WITS is all about craft.

One of my weaknesses is Plotting. I know these amazing characters – like Athena, they are born, fully […]

January 30th, 2012

Naming Names

By Laura Drake

In the spirit of full disclosure, the seed for this blog was something I read over on Writer Unboxed about quirky character names. It got me thinking. I don’t know about you, but character names are as important to me as my titles . . . you don’t go messing with them […]

April 22nd, 2011

Guest Blogger: Pamela Kaye Tracy

Howdy, my name is Pamela Tracy, and I’m the guest blogger today. I’ve always wanted to be an author. I blame the Betsy books and Ramona. I blame Nancy Drew and Anne of Green Gables. I blame Gone with the Wind. Had I been male, I’d have wanted to be a serious baseball player. Instead, since I’m female, I’m lucky, and I get to be a romance writer. There’s lots of similarities between baseball and writing. […]