Though we are a very cohesive group here at Writers in the Storm, we are split down the middle in writing style. Laura and Fae write their stories in a linear fashion while Julie and I quilt ours together scene by scene.… Read the post
I chose this month's first page to explain writing tight. I am a 'spare writer', meaning that I cut every unnecessary word, so the read is fast and easy. If a word doesn't tell the reader something they don't know in a compelling way, out it goes.… Read the post
In the heavier than usual wind, the prayer flags flapped loudly.
Through the narrow gaps of brightly-colored material I saw a profusion of blooming tropical flowers.… Read the post
I'm ready for more first page submissions! Just copy and paste your first page into the body of an email, and send it to: LauraDrake@LauraDrakeBooks.com
I can't promise to use yours - I'm choosing them mostly for what lessons they can teach.… Read the post