Since the beginning here at Writers in the Storm, we've been all about spreading the love. And every so often, we throw the doors open for some shameless self-promotion opportunities for our readers. Our only requirement for those glorious days -- formerly called "Pimp & Promote" -- is that they double the love and promote someone else's work alongside their own.
For many in the States, school is back in session. In that same spirit, let's get out our pom-poms and cheer for ourselves and other writers! Down in the comments section, we ask that you:
The rest of us will shake those pom-poms and cheer you on down in the comments section.
Warm, funny, and endearing, Sudha Balagopal’s Things I Can’t Tell Amma is a brilliant novella-in-flash.
There are many things that 22-year-old Deepa can’t tell her mother back in India now that she’s studying in Arizona. There are things she can’t tell the unfriendly librarian, or her shady professor, or her Indian would-be suitor, or the typist who sells her a typewriter, or prospective employers, but she’d like to tell her neighbor Theo how she feels about him. You’ll fall in love with Deepa as her story unfolds in these fifteen finely wrought flash.
If you are looking for a young readers chapter book series, take a look at The Adventures of Charlie Chameleon. I wrote these stories to help encourage empathy and cultivate insight into children’s lives.
These multicultural stories cover situations children typically encounter like getting lost, moving, starting a new school, making friends, family vacations, working in a team, and dealing with bullies using positive methods. Each chapter ends with one or more activities for children and parents or teachers to do together, related to the actions in the stories. These books are filled with humor to make the stories more engaging for children (and more fun for parents to read to their kids).
I've been working recently with a traditional writer making the conversion to indie. I met her in a class at Lawson Writer's Academy and I've been delighted with how hard she's worked to make her indie titles beautiful. I'd like to share the love with Sylvie Kurtz. And if you are hungry, check out her recipe box. Yum!
I'm hard at work on the sequels to Dominion of Darkness. You can follow my progress on World Anvil. Nothing to see yet, but if you follow me, that may be just the motivation I need to make some of the project public!
If you've been around WITS for a while, you've seen the gorgeous posts by Margie Lawson, founder of Lawson Writers Academy. I just finished two of her classes - and Advanced Advanced Immersion Master Class and another course on "endings."
Both of those made me think and stretch and become a better writer. I highly recommend anything she teaches, including those classes taught by her other (amazing) instructors.
Coming up later this month is one of her monthly webinars, Getting Strategic with Style and Structure. At only $35, it's a steal.
Also, in my Immersion, we started talking about character emotion cheat sheets and this Emotion Wheel came up. Would you look at this (utterly magical) thing??
I love it!
Writers in the Storm has a new look. Our own Lisa Norman has been gussying up the place. We're not done by a long shot, so expect to see more changes in the coming weeks.
And I have a question for YOU. Are there features you'd love to see at WITS? A better way of organizing posts perhaps, or a more up-to-date resource page? Perhaps discount affiliate links for favorite writing tools like ProWritingAid or Evernote? Your suggestions are 100% welcome!
Okay, now it's your turn!
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Spread the love all around the comment section y'all, and we'll chime in and cheer you on! Also, please let us know what you think of the new website we're building (thanks to the awesome Lisa Norman).
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