November 2nd, 2015

NaNoWriMo: Don’t Get Stuck

Jami Gold

Thousands of writers have joined the chaos of National Novel Writing Month (NaNoWriMo) with the goal to write 50,000 words during the month of November. NaNo can be a great motivator, as we all cheer each other on and watch our word count increase. I’ve completed two books during NaNo and will […]

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 […]

June 2nd, 2014

Writers In The Storm is Having a MOVING PARTY!

 

Party bus!

Thanks for coming along with us Now the party can begin!

I’ll bet this is the first moving party you’ve been invited to that doesn’t involve packing boxes, shifting furniture, or putting down shelf paper.

Why? Because Sierra Fong and Mike Chen over at Atmosphere Websites have already done all the […]

March 10th, 2014

Beat Sheets: For Plotters, Pantsers, and Technophobes

by Jami Gold

If you’ve heard of beat sheets before, you might have heard about complicated forms or spreadsheets. I don’t know about you, but I don’t do math. Heck, I write my stories by the seat of my pants, so something that forces me to draft in a regimented way doesn’t appeal to me […]

March 27th, 2013

WriterStrong: Why Is Your Hosting Company Integral To the Success of Your Website or Blog?

Last Fall we started the WriterStrong series to delve deeply into the strengths writers must have for strong careers.

Social media and internet savvy is part of the job requirement for today’s authors. Today’s post gets to the nitty-gritty on one important aspect of your author website or blog.

Jami’s two-part series of how-to tips […]