January 19th, 2018

Why Writers Should Head Into the Woods

Cathy Lamb

When I was about eight, my parents took my sisters, my brother, and me on a six week camping trip in a tent.

Yes, I said six weeks.

No, my parents had not lost their ever lovin’ minds. My father had a sabbatical, they were sick of the city, and they wanted out.


August 25th, 2017

Self-Belief is Hard – How To Do it Anyway

Y’all know that I’m the Golden Retriever of the writing world. The grandma cheerleader in a skirt that won’t zip (no photo, because no one wants to see that. Trust me).

But I had an epiphany today. I wanted to share, in case it helps you, too. 

It was one of those golden days. […]

November 16th, 2016

Where the stories come from

Kimberly Brock

Lightning Collectors

There are these questions I get a lot as a writer.

“What do you write?”

 “Do you actually make any money at this?”

“How do you have the time?”

Blah. I don’t mind answering any of these questions, but honestly, they bore me. They’re so obvious. So unoriginal. These questions are […]

April 15th, 2015

Seeking Serenity Amidst Uncertainty

Vaughn Roycroft

Certain I’m Uncertain: I don’t know squat. Not about writing. There, I said it. Glad that’s out in the open.

I came upon this realization while pondering what I could share here, as a guest on Writers In The Storm (thanks for having me, ladies!). Yep, while seeking some sort of solid ground, […]

January 7th, 2015

Writing Process Throwdown: Fae’s Way

Okay Orly, you say you’re a pantser, and for the first draft, I agree you are. But then you happily flip into complete, committed plotter. All those post-its? Nope, I’d say you’re a “hybrid-pantser.”

Me, I’m pantser through and through. The idea of an outline, post-it notes on charts, even Laura’s famous chapter spreadsheet, all […]