February 4th, 2015

Writing Process Throwdown: A Mess in My Pants

Mine is the last of our writing process throwdowns (or in my case, throw up). In case you missed the others, here they are: Fae, Orly, Jenny.

I’ve been dreading this. Not because I’m embarrassed – I’m of the school that if it works, DO IT! I’m been more worried about how to explain my […]

February 22nd, 2012

Throwdown Part 2: Write What You Don’t Know

by Fae Rowen

When Laura Drake originally suggested this topic months ago I knew I would be on the “don’t know” end of the throwdown. Everyone else at Writers in the Storm writes about what they know. With Sharla Rae’s historicals, she researches and researches until she has notebooks filled with information. Jenny Hansen writes […]

January 2nd, 2012

6 Key Lessons I’ve Learned From Horses: The Three T’s – Tools, Techniques & Time

By D. A. Watt

In my two previous blogs, I covered three other key lessons I’ve learned from horses; Attitude, Knowledge, and Imagination.

Notice, talent is not included in my title. It’s not about talent; it’s about the three T’s of craft. If you’ve been writing for years, then you’ve got talent. My […]

November 9th, 2011

Sweat Equity: Perspiration vs. Inspiration in Writing

By Laura Drake

On Monday, our own Fae Rowen took on the Inspiration half of this discussion, brilliantly. You can read it here.

When this throwdown was first suggested, all the WITS Bloggers assumed I’d take the Sweaty side. I don’t want to think about what that says about me. Or my deodorant.

Why? Because […]

November 7th, 2011

Inspiration vs Perspiration in Writing

by Fae Rowen

This one isn’t so much a throwdown as a mirror reflecting what keeps us writing. Usually Laura Drake draws the line in the sand first, but today I’m going to talk about inspiration and writing. On Wednesday, since she’s the queen of “bottom in the chair,” Laura’s going to follow-up with perspiration […]