December 3rd, 2012

Write What You Know

Writers in the Storm welcomes Shannon Donnelly back, as this month, she makes an excellent argument for writing what you know-and better yet-tells us how.

by Shannon Donnelly

Writing advice can often seem mysterious. The phrase “write what you know” at first left me shaking my head. It’s often seemed to me that when you […]

February 27th, 2012

Dubai – and a Writing Lesson

by Fae Rowen

Okay, I never wrote about that Middle East trip to Dubai, Egypt, and Jordan.

There were reasons, okay?

Today, I’m prepared to tell you about my four days and three nights in Dubai. On my own. Well, with my friend who has long, naturally blonde, hair. The only Arabic phrase I learned […]

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 […]

February 20th, 2012

THROWDOWN: Write What You Know vs Write What You Don’t Know

By Laura Drake

I’m probably the poster child for the “Write what you know” side of the throwdown.

Why? I’ll out myself at the end of this post. Let me answer the easy one first.


For the last ten years I’ve had an obsession (yeah, another one.) Pro Bull Riding. I never miss it […]