December 2nd, 2015

When “Writing Every Day” Isn’t Producing the Results You Want

Colleen M. Story

You’ve heard the advice “write every day.”

It good advice, especially if you’re serious about having a long-term writing career. But what if you’re doing it—you’re showing up—but you’re not happy with the results?

Maybe you’ve suffered some of the symptoms:

When you do sit down to write, you stare at […]

May 13th, 2015

11 Things To Do When You Just CAN’T Write

Sometimes you have a flat tire, real or symbolic, and a planned writing session doesn’t happen. Sometimes you are“stuck” and have to think awhile on a solution for the corner you’ve written yourself into. Life gets busy and other responsibilities take precedence. Or a host of other daily intrusions muscle into your schedule.

This is […]

November 3rd, 2014

5 Signs You Have the Dreaded “Turkey Block”

NaNoWriMo is here, which means my birthday is coming and our American Thanksgiving is at the end of the month. In other words, the holidays are upon us, which often leads to stress for writers.

I reserved my organic grass-fed turkey yesterday. (Yes, I know. I’m from California, okay?) As always, the minute I reserve […]

July 7th, 2014

Unblocking Yourself: Ten Ways to Beat Writer’s Block

Shannon Donnelly

I don’t actually believe in writer’s block. That probably makes me sound arrogant, but what I’ve found is that blocks are actually your writer instincts trying to get your attention—and what better way than to stop you cold?

Every writer needs good instincts. You have to have that gut feeling when you’re scene […]

January 23rd, 2013

Knock Your Block Off: How to Get Rid of Writer’s Block

Writers In The Storm is pleased to welcome a new guest blogger. I have the incredible pleasure of being in a local chapter with Kimberly Kincade and cheering her on as she swept the contest scene and then secured a fantabulous contract for her foodie novels. She obviously has a winning recipe so who better […]