August 24th, 2015

Beyond Happily Ever After: What Story Offers

Before we jump into Kathryn’s wisdom, I wanted to let you know – the winner of Laurie Schnebly Campbell’s class is….Olderwriter! We’ll be in touch, Eveyln!

Turning Whine Into Gold

By Kathryn Craft

On the first page of her book Wired for Story, Lisa Cron says:

“Opposable thumbs let us hang on; story told us […]

April 10th, 2013

Playing Dr. Frankenstein – 5 Questions To Ask Your Characters Before You Begin

by Orly Konig-Lopez

Who are these people who live in your head? Where do you come up with these ideas?

You’ve heard those questions a few times, right?

A few days ago I was giving someone a quick and dirty of my new book. Quick and dirty because that’s all I have at the moment—there’s […]

January 4th, 2013

Plot Fixer #10: A Loss Of Focus

Kara Lennox aka Karen Leabo is back today with her great Plot Fixer series. Don’t miss her other blogs!

Here are the links for Parts 1-9:

Part 1 – Your Premise Isn’t Compelling Part 2 – How To Fix a Weak Opening Part 3 – A Lack of Goals Part 4 – Is Your Conflict […]

November 16th, 2012

Care About Your Characters Or Your Readers Won’t

WITS is happy to welcome back James Preston, author of the award-winning Surf City Mysteries series.

James’ wife, Nancy, encouraged Fae Rowen to write her first book. James encouraged Fae to go to the San Diego Writers Conference to learn how to write that first book.

Today he shares his insight on why we write […]

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 […]