March 17th, 2017

Story Genius – for Pantsers

Lisa Cron

Great questions this month – so much to say, so let’s get started!

Laura Drake asks: I have a question – I’ve read (no, studied) the first half of Story Genius, and it’s changed the way I write. My weakness is plotting (I don’t). So the second half of the […]

March 1st, 2013

Brainstorming: Tips For Getting More Out Of “What if…”

By Sharla Rae

Some writers brainstorm on their own, some do it with another writer or a group of writers. My personal favorite is ‘what-ifing’ with my critique group. Along the way I learned a few things. I think the biggest lesson was that if I walked away disappointed, it was probably my own fault.

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December 7th, 2012

Plot Fixer # 9 Plots That Rely On Coincidence and Contrivance

Writers In The Storm welcomes back double RITA finalist, Kara Lennox, a.k.a. Karen Leabo with her Plot Fixer blog series. Don’t miss Kara’s writing tips the first Friday of every month.

Here are the links for Parts 1-8:

Part 1 – Your Premise Isn’t Compelling Part 2 – How To Fix a Weak Opening […]

November 2nd, 2012

The Plot Fixer #8 – Is Your Plot Too Predictible?

Writers In The Storm welcomes back double RITA finalist, Kara Lennox, a.k.a. Karen Leabo. Don’t miss Kara’s writing tips the first Friday of every month.

Here are the links for Parts 1-7:

Part 1 – Your Premise Isn’t Compelling Part 2 – How To Fix a Weak Opening Part 3 – A Lack of […]

October 17th, 2012

Process Envy

By Laura Drake

I belong to the Women’s Fiction chapter of RWA. We just completed a month-long Write-a-Thin (you’d have had to have been there,) and it was wonderful, on many levels (not for me, on the ‘Thin’ part, but that’s another blog altogether.)

Since I’m so anal regimented in my schedule, I didn’t think […]