February 1st, 2017

Use the Energies of 2017 to Jumpstart Your Writing Career

There are a lot of exciting possibilities for everyone this year, all relating to the changing energies around us. You don’t have to believe in anything “new age” to admit that the first month of 2017 flew by like a rocket. And that’s just the start. I wanted to pull forward some of the ancient […]

January 30th, 2017

Acting Out of Character

Jessica Strawser

Mumble-mumble-cough years ago, back in my high school days, I was what you might have called a hopeless romantic—in the doe-eyed, day-dreamy way of those who have yet to actually experience romance, let alone real hopelessness. At my bedside was a faux wood clock radio, and every night after my lights were out, […]

January 27th, 2017

Story Genius on Backstory

Lisa Cron

Backstory is something writers often struggle with, largely because of the writing myths out there that make it seem like something that’s best avoided. Ironic, because by avoiding backstory, writers tend to doom their novels right out of the starting gate.

The surprising truth is that backstory is the most seminal layer […]

January 23rd, 2017

Is Your Novel “Good Enough”?

Kathryn Craft

Turning Whine Into Gold

If we are ever to finish a novel there comes a point when we all must ask: is our story (yet) good enough? The question deserves a thoughtful answer. A glib “Hey, it’s better than half the crap out there” is the mindset that once defined “vanity publishing,” and […]

January 20th, 2017

What Are You Working On? WITS Readers Share!

We’ve been working hard on resolutions, butt-in-chair, at the gym.

Let’s reward ourselves with some FUN!

Share a favorite paragraph of your current WIP (work-in-progress) in the comments. Give us your title and genre, then your paragraph.

Feel free comment on others’ as well!

 

Here’s Mine:

Hand-Me-Down Dreams, a WF […]