April 11th, 2016

Believe It Or Not: How Not To Write Action

Tiffany Lawson Inman

A lengthy list of components must come together to create well-written action and fighting in fiction. One of the most important components is believability.

Believability in writing action and fighting is something that trips-up many authors and editors. I am including editors because I have read too many published books with out-of-place […]

March 23rd, 2016

How to Build Dramatic Momentum in Fiction

Tiffany Lawson Inman

Hello writers! If you have read my guest posts on WITS before, you know I love talking about Crossing Emotional Barriers and Crossing Physical Barriers in Fiction. Today I will be diving into another very important element of story craft that you should be paying close attention to.

Dramatic momentum. […]

June 18th, 2014

The Secret Weapon of YA/NA Writers

Tiffany Lawson Inman

Summer is the perfect setting for first time love. I’m pretty sure everyone, EVERYONE, had a summer love, fling, crush, or even just a sweet moment at some point in their lives. The unrequited variety counts too, because you did in fact feel that way for the first time. And for those […]

June 2nd, 2014

Writers In The Storm is Having a MOVING PARTY!


Party bus!

Thanks for coming along with us Now the party can begin!

I’ll bet this is the first moving party you’ve been invited to that doesn’t involve packing boxes, shifting furniture, or putting down shelf paper.

Why? Because Sierra Fong and Mike Chen over at Atmosphere Websites have already done all the […]

May 21st, 2014

Want To Write Like a Best Seller? Write Naked First!

by Tiffany Lawson Inman, @NakedEditor

There it is. LARGE bold print peering out at me from underneath the Life and Home section….THE NEW YORK TIMES BEST SELLERS LIST, nagging me to grab my Kindle and start downloading fabulous fiction at lightning speed.

Sounds magical, doesn’t it?

Right now I’m talking about that list. You know […]