September 7th, 2012

Your Plot Moves Too Slowly ~ 5 Tips To Help Improve Your Story’s Pacing

Writers In The Storm welcomes back Kara Lennox, a.k.a. Karen Leabo for some more plot-fixing magic. Look for Kara’s writing tips the first Friday of every month.

This is the sixth in an ongoing series of Plot Fixer blogs by double RITA finalist Kara Lennox. Here are the links for Parts 1-5:

Part 1 […]

June 4th, 2012

When to TELL the Story

By Monthly Contributor, Shannon Donnelly

We’ve all heard “show, don’t tell” and there is value in that advice. If all you do is tell a story, how does the reader participate with his or her imagination? However, a book is not a movie. While a movie requires everything to be shown (or an often awkward […]

September 23rd, 2011

There Is More To Writing Action Than Meets The Fist: Part 2

by Tiffany Lawson Inman

I picked up Harlan Coben’s CAUGHT with the express knowledge that I would find a high intensity/high emotion scene to showcase for another Dramatic Dissection.

Why did I think that? Because of his prologue. The beginning of this book is darn delicious. Most of his passages have more power than […]