December 8th, 2017

What Motivates You to Finish?

The blank page doesn’t scare me. I’m one of those writers who has dozens of story ideas, plenty of partially written projects, and fully drafted manuscripts in various stages of editing.

However, the daunting task of getting a book all the way to “done!” is more frightening than a weekend marathon of Wes Craven movies.


November 22nd, 2017

The WITS Team Shares Writerly Thanks

Today at Writers In The Storm we’re giving thanks for the “writerly” things that help us put words on the page. We’re also opening the door for our readers! Share your gratitude for things large and small down in the comments.

Fae Rowen


I am grateful for learning how to effectively edit my writing—to […]

November 10th, 2017

When You Think Your Writing Sucks

This is an actual file on my computer:

I confess that I’ve accessed it more than once.

Truth is, anyone who’s been writing for a while knows there will be moments when you wonder if you’re really cut out to be a writer.

This feeling strikes writers who struggle to finish their first novel; […]

October 20th, 2017

5 Tips for Presenting an Engaging Workshop

“Picture them in their underwear.”

Has there ever been a more stupid piece of advice? Yes, I know it was delivered by none other than the quintessential dad of my generation, Mike Brady.

But his perm and that piece of advice were both mistakes. That trick might make you see your audience in a […]

October 13th, 2017

Why “Never Stop Learning” Should Be Every Writer’s Motto

Now and then, I meet a multi-published, award-winning author whom I haven’t read before and ask, “Which book of yours should I read first?” They rarely suggest their debut book. Quite often, they’ll say something like, “My first books were okay, but I really hit my stride with [fabulous book title].”

If they suggest the […]