February 15th, 2017

#WITS1000 Millenium Celebration at Writers In The Storm!

We have a surprise for you today – our 1000th post happened this week and we’re celebrating big time. That means we’re celebrating you, our amazing readers. We’re more than a little bit misty over this, as we never expected to get this far when we started our little blog back in 2010.

Thank you, […]

January 18th, 2017

Rules for a Successful Writing Life from Maya Angelou

Photo credit: Emily’s Quotes – http://bit.ly/2e6jcwF

Today I’m thinking about the people who inspired me on this writing journey.

There are the usual suspects… My mother, who encouraged my constant scribbling. The 6th grade teacher who put my essay up on the wall with a shiny gold star. Countless friends and teachers, in my home […]

January 2nd, 2017

What word will guide your writing life in 2017?

The start of a new year has most of us reflecting on the previous year and making grand plans for the coming year. I don’t make resolutions. To me, they’re empty wishes. I set goals. And each year, I think of one word that will guide me through the year and keep me on track […]

October 17th, 2016

Tips for Surviving the Agony and Ecstasy of NaNoWriMo

NaNoWrimo 2016

NaNoWriMo, for those of you who are unfamiliar with it, is National Novel Writing Month, where hundreds of thousands of writers gather to bang out many many words in a month. Many writers skip it and many writers treat it as a yearly pilgrimage to Writing Mecca.

NaNoWriMo is my birthday present to myself each […]

September 5th, 2016

10 Things I Know About You and Your Books

From our earliest moments, most writers are avid readers. We devour books – for story, for Craft, for new worlds and new ideas.

We have To Be Read piles (TBR for short) that are taller than small children. Our favorite authors and characters become our friends.

I don’t know if we become students of […]