October 17th, 2016

Tips for Surviving the Agony and Ecstasy of NaNoWriMo

NaNoWrimo 2016

NaNoWriMo, for those of you who are unfamiliar with it, is National Novel Writing Month, where hundreds of thousands of writers gather to bang out many many words in a month. Many writers skip it and many writers treat it as a yearly pilgrimage to Writing Mecca.

NaNoWriMo is my birthday present to myself each […]

November 21st, 2012

“Writerly” Thanks From Our Team Here at WITS

Today we’re each taking the opportunity to give thanks for one “writerly” thing that helps us put those words on the page.

from Jenny Hansen:

I am thankful for blogging. Particularly for More Cowbell, my personal blog. Not only does it give me hours and hours of entertainment, it helped me find my writing process […]

January 11th, 2012

The Business of Character Engagement

by Jenny Hansen

A while back, I was doing social media for the accounting firm I work for part-time and I came across the following tweet:

Leadershipfreak Dan Rockwell – A no string attached book giveaway on today’s post: 9 Questions that enhance engagement” http://bit.ly/rtNRQO

Hmmm…I’m a writer. I’m interested in “engagement”…particularly as it relates […]

November 25th, 2011

4 Steps For Organizing Plot Ideas Into a Novel

by Jody Hedlund

We have a treat for you today. Thanks to Jenny Hansen at her More Cowbell blog, the amazing Jody Hedlund is stopping off here at Writers in the Storm during her blog tour for her new book, The Doctor’s Lady. She’s going to share some of her tricks for writing a […]

November 16th, 2011

Why Some Blogs Make Me Cranky

By Sharla Rae

Like most of you, I don’t have a lot of time to cruise the web and read blogs. If the blog site is pretty, that’s nice, but I don’t really care. I’m interested in content. I pick subjects that pique my interest and choose many that are recommended by writing friends. I […]