December 27th, 2017

Notes to My Unpublished Self

I sold 5 years ago. So much has happened, it seems like fifteen. With 9 books out in the world, the tenth almost complete, I decided to look back, to what it would have helped me to know, when I was on that scary road to publication. I hope it helps those still on […]

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 20th, 2017

Boring Scene? Here’s a Fix

I knew you always wanted to see a ferret yawn. Or is that just me?

I’ll admit it. I can write a scene that only a mother can love. One so sappy you’ll need to test your blood for sugar afterward. A sure cure for insomnia. (as boring as all these old saws).

And […]

October 4th, 2017

Your Perfect Critique Partner

Finding a critique group/partner (I call them ‘critters’) is one of the most frustrating things about being a writer. Then, when you find the perfect one, and life intervenes, and they drift away. 

Don’t you hate when that happens?

So I thought it might help if I laid out the rules for […]

September 13th, 2017

How to Survive a Confidence Crisis

I learn something new with every book I write. Usually, it’s craft-related, or characterization, high concept–concrete things. 

But this next book taught me something deeper and more important. I’m hoping something in my pain and suffering will keep some of you from the same.

First, a bit of backstory. The past almost two years, I’ve […]