January 3rd, 2014

Query Letter Pet Peeves – Agents Speak

By Chuck Sambuchino

Photo from WANA Commons

Ready to send your book out and contact agents? The last thing you want to do is to rush that submission out the door and hurt your book’s chances.

When submitting your all-important query to agents or editors, it’s not just a question of what to write […]

November 19th, 2013

Help Writers In The Storm Become a “Top Blog for Writers!”

Jenny Hansen here, popping in to share some topics we’ve been buzzing about behind the scenes at Writers In The Storm.

First of all, this is our 500th post. That is so unbelievable to me. Four years ago, when we started this blog, we had no idea where it would go, or that we’d find […]

April 25th, 2011

Put Your Flabby Writing On A Diet

By Sharla Rae

Too much flab on a person can cause a fatal heart attack. It’s fatal to an author’s writing too.

Flabby writing is usually the result of wordiness or over writing. Both are weak and tiresome and make editors go cross-eyed. Worse, at the first sign of it, an editor stamps it as […]

February 25th, 2011

The Great Agent Search – Part 1

You finish your book. You type “The End.” You edit, you revise, and you polish. What the heck do you do now? First, don’t panic. This isn’t brain surgery. All you need is a couple of tools to succeed. […]