January 22nd, 2018

Becoming a “Real” Writer

Kathryn Craft

I love to go hear other authors speak. What a kick that Pulitzer Prize winner Elizabeth Strout sounds like my favorite quirky aunt, or that bestselling author Margot Livesey’s lush prose begins with characters who, like mine, nod and shrug their way through her first drafts.

I’ve walked away from dozens of […]

December 25th, 2017

Ask for What You Need

Kathryn Craft

Happy Holidays to all of today’s Writers in the Storm readers! Did Santa bring you everything on your list?

What’s that?

You didn’t make a list?

When did we adults stop asking for what we need? Personally, I think independence is overrated as a hallmark of maturity. We writers can be especially […]

August 22nd, 2016

What Do You Bring to Your Support Team?

Announcing the winners of Laurie Schnebly Campbell‘s contest: Comment #21 and #35 as chosen by random.org. Congratulations to Alice Fleury and Melissa Racine. You can contact Laurie to arrange your free class.

And now, you’re in for a real treat, as Kathryn Craft continues her Turning Whine Into Gold series.

Kathryn Craft

Do you ever […]

November 24th, 2014

A Recipe for Fear—and its Antidote

Kathryn Craft Turning Whine into Gold

Fear can waylay even the most intrepid writer. Recently, I found myself in its confidence-rattling grip.

Followers of this series might be saying, What? This can’t be written by Kathryn, the relentless optimist who would never be caught whining on the Internet and who I’ve come to count […]