December 26th, 2014

The Perils of Writing in Public

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It’s the day after Christmas, and if you’re anything like me, you’re probably exhausted and have a jolly hangover. So let’s just hang out and swap stories.

Orly and I were chatting in an early email over coffee the other day about yet another way that we writers […]

March 6th, 2013

3 Writing Lessons Learned from a Robotic Vacuum

By Laura Drake

About ten years ago, I had back surgery. After I healed, I went back to Domestic Goddess duties, but found I couldn’t vacuum anymore.

Something about the pushing and pulling killed my back. So I informed Alpha Dog (did I mention he’s also Texan?) that this duty would have to fall to […]

October 19th, 2012

WriterStrong: 3 Types of Humor ~ Getting Them On The Page

by Charlotte Carter

Writers in the Storm asked me to talk about my strengths as a writer as part of their fantastic new WriterStrong series.

Huh. Do I even have strengths? All writers have days where this question brings doubt.

I know I don’t always have enough strength to open jars, but I have a […]

August 17th, 2011

Add Conflict to your Story with a Down & Dirty Fight

by Jenny Hansen

Happy Wednesday, y’all! I’m looking forward to hearing Linda O. Johnston, one of our new bloggers, talk about “What Makes a Great Mystery” for this week’s Sensational Summer Friday.

Today we’re going to talk about Dirty Fighting. What is it, and why do you want to do it?

To start at the […]

July 12th, 2011

10 Not Absurd Lessons from Margie Lawson (and Her Peeps!)

By Jenny Hansen

Last Friday Margie Lawson did a guest blog at Writers In The Storm. If you missed it, please take a moment to catch up by clicking here.

As usual, Margie’s advice was spot-on and amazing. However, what surprised me about Friday’s post was the comment section.

I knew Margie had a big […]