June 6th, 2014

Novel Diagnostics—How to Tell if Your Book Might Have Terminal Problems in TEN Pages

By Kristen Lamb

Image via Flickr Creative Commons. Bansky’s “Peaceful hearts Doctor” courtesy of Eva Blue.

For those of you who have submitted before, ever wonder how an agent can ask for the first 20 pages and still reject your book? Did you ever wonder if the agents really read these pages? How can […]

August 17th, 2012

What Star Trek Can Teach Us About Great Writing

by Kristen Lamb

Writers In The Storm is delighted to welcome Kristen Lamb today. She’s a treasure trove of writing, author and social media know-how so strap in for a great post!

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Star Trek 2009 ~ Photo from IMDB

I love the 2009 J.J. Abrams rendition of Star Trek. As a writer, […]

August 8th, 2012

A Tale of Two Conferences

By Laura Drake

Laura, in her normal habitat.

I’m only beginning to come out of my post-conference fog, and to get my head around all the work I have to do! Before I jump into that though, I wanted to tell you what I learned from this conference. Hopefully it will help you decide […]

July 30th, 2012

Right Time, Right Place

-by Fae Rowen

The RWA 2012 National Conference, for me, was a perfect example of Right Time, Right Place.

First, I have to shout CONGRATULATIONS, TESSA DARE, ON YOUR RITA! Tessa won the RITA for Best Regency Historical with A Night to Surrender.

Double excitement for her, because it happened on her home turf and […]

February 3rd, 2012

The Doctor is in the House–Novel Diagnostics by Kristen Lamb

Back on New Year’s Day, many of you might have vowed to take your craft more seriously in 2012…before the world ends, of course. This resolution likely means more conferences and many, many more queries.

For those of you who have submitted before, ever wonder how an agent can ask for the first 20 pages […]