February 21st, 2018

Emotion Commotion: Getting Emotion Right on the Page

Margie Lawson

There’s a lot of commotion about getting emotion on the page, but getting it right is tricky.

Most writers do a great job getting in their POV character’s head, telling how they process emotions. Writing thoughts.

But most writers aren’t great at sharing their POV character’s physical reactions, showing how they experience emotions […]

April 15th, 2016

Margie’s Rule #14: Make Strong Writing Stellar!

Margie Lawson

KUDOS to Fae and Laura and Orly and Jenny. WITS is THE BEST!

Ready to dive into a deep edit of a New York Times and USA Today bestselling author’s work?

Susan Donovan. Published by St. Martin’s, HQN, Amazon, Kensington, and Berkeley. Twenty-four novels and novellas, translated into dozens of languages. Two-time […]

February 5th, 2016

7 Fight Styles Every Author Should Know

Tiffany Lawson Inman

Tiffany Lawson Inman (aka Naked Editor)

Hello writers! I’m glad to be here once again tossing around writing craft knowledge on the pages of Writers In The Storm. If you have read my guest posts on WITS before, you know I love talking about Crossing Emotional Barriers and Crossing Physical Barriers in Fiction. I think […]

January 15th, 2016

Margie’s Rule #13: Set Yourself Up to Win!

Margie Lawson

Cheers for Laura and Fae and Jenn and Orly. WITS Rules!

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This blog is a new take on To Do […]

November 10th, 2014

Margie’s Rule # 6: Make Your Opening Pop!

Margie Lawson

I’ve talked to dozens of agents and editors about what makes them stop reading submissions. We’ve chatted on planes and on yachts, in several countries, on several continents. We’ve chatted at luncheons and dinners and late nights in bars.

Some agents and editors shared general ideas regarding why they quit reading.

They said […]