March 17th, 2014

Ten Tips for Writing a Short Story

By Lyn Horner

I’m a regular follower of the Western Romance Writers Please Post Here #2 discussion on Amazon’s Meet Our Authors forum. In late 2013, fifteen authors, including myself, agreed to put together an anthology of short stories intended to give readers a sample of each one’s writing style.

Rawhide ʼn Roses.(A Western Romance […]

October 23rd, 2013

Writing In Living Color And Two New Lists

By Sharla Rae

I’m sharing not one list today, but two. The first one covers shades of the basic color spectrum. The second deals with adjectives describing color and the possible “conditions” of color, that is, how it’s used. But Writing in living color is more than just knowing and choosing color descriptions. It’s showing […]

December 14th, 2012

Marketing Your E-Book: Making The Most Of Your Time

By Lyn Horner

I’m sure you’ve all heard this before but it bears repeating. When you publish an e-book, expect to spend as much time on marketing as you spend writing the next book, especially if you’re new on the publishing scene. In order to get the most from promotional efforts, it’s wise to pick […]

October 3rd, 2012

WriterStrong: Writing Historical Romance, Not History Lessons

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By Lyn Horner

I write western historical romances, and I love researching the Old West. However, while my readers want to be swept away to another era, they’re not after a history lesson.

It’s my job to subtly weave in historical details. Today, I’ll give you some tips on how to do […]

August 22nd, 2012

Making Amazon Forums Work For You

By Lyn Horner

Howdy partners. It’s been a while since I last stopped in to visit here on WITS. Time flies when you’re having fun writing and promoting books, which brings me to today’s topic. As the title implies, Amazon forums offer authors an opportunity to promote their books, but only with caution and […]