Remember when we used to buy a whole album of music from an artist? If you don't remember, just roll with me anyway. (And stop making me feel so old!)
Quite a few of my albums—both vinyl and CD—are collections of most popular or beloved songs; that is, the artist's Greatest Hits. Well, today is a greatest hits day here on Writers in the Storm!
Because below are the top 11 posts of all time written by our hosts. You'll surely see one here you'll want to click on — either because you hadn't seen that post before or you want the refresher. Enjoy!
Do you long to "see your novel by the numbers?" If so, Laura Drake's method of organizing will change your life.
Tolkien never expected his books to do more than line the trash heap. Here's great tips from a man who wrote for the joy of it, and never gave up. Courtesy of Jenny Hansen.
Fae Rowen shares secrets of a writing contest judge.
Julie Glover shares quotations from writing giants to keep you going when fear and self-doubt inevitably set in.
Laura Drake shares her notes from a workshop conducted by story structure coach Michael Hague.
Deepen your internal and external conflict with Dirty Fighting. What is it, and why do you want your characters to do it? From Jenny Hansen.
Fae Rowen shares eight simple ways that characters—and real people!— can show their love.
Laura Drake shows the importance of cadence and demonstrates with examples how to use it to power up your writing.
J.K. Rowling's Top 10 Tips for Success (for writers and non-writers). Compiled by Jenny Hansen.
Julie Glover shares 4 easy edits you can make that invite the reader deeper into the story and give a stronger impact.
Laura Drake provides a "how to" on writing flash fiction, with examples.
Do you have a favorite post on Writers in the Storm? What's your vote for a "greatest hit"?