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 […]

December 17th, 2014

Gifts That Matter: What Writers Need Most This Christmas

Angela Ackerman

It’s that time of year…bustling crowds in malls, shoppers lining up in endless droves, bulging virtual carts at Amazon and other e-retailers…all in pursuit of the perfect gift. We make a list, check it twice, and the jump into the holiday fray, looking forward to the joy our thoughtful presents will bring.

But […]

May 7th, 2014

Skimming: Never a Good Thing

by Fae Rowen

Skimming is defined as a crime. Well, it is. If you skim money from your job, you’re going to jail. Or worse depending on whom you work for. Skimming is also defined as removing floating matter from a liquid. Can you say pond scum? The third definition says, “To pass lightly and […]