Writers in the Storm

A blog about writing

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April 23, 2014


Writers In The Storm does not take advertising, paid or otherwise.

We only recommend a few writer resources that we have used, and know are good from personal experience.

Atmosphere Websites  Websites for authors and writers. Because Sierra and Mike are awesome! If you like our site, you know what quality work they do!

Elizabeth Spann Craig Creator of the Writer's Knowledge Base and an excellent writing resource.

Gwen Hernandez, Scrivener expert, offering online courses, and author of Scrivener for Dummies.

Jami Gold Fantastic resource and creator of fantastic "beat sheet templates."

Janice Hardy’s Fiction University  Great resource for writing tips and advice.

Jennifer Cruisie  NYT bestselling author, and funny lady! She's got some great writing craft posts as well.

Jenny Hansen's More Cowbell  Our own Jenny has a personal blog. Lots of laughter and raucousness over there!

John P Writer  John Peragine offers ghostwriting and editing services for those that need a little extra help getting their book done. 

Kristen Lamb's Blog  Author and Founder of WANA (We Are Not Alone) - a great resource for platform building, social media skills  and marketing for writers.

Lawson Writer's Academy - If you've never heard of Margie Lawson, all you need to do is search her posts here to see what a wonderful writing teacher she is. All the WITS bloggers have taken her courses, and several are 'immersion grads'. Laura brags that Margie took her, 'from good to sold!' Do your writing a favor, and check her out.

Plot Whisperer Martha Alderson’s blog with helpful articles for improving plots.

Publisher's Marketplace  A great resource when querying.

Brenda Hiatt's Show Me the Money  Brenda keeps up to date reports of submitted advance numbers by Publisher.

Susan Spann's website A WITS contributor, author, literary attorney and the creator of #PubLaw.

Tall Poppy Writers A great site for booklovers.

Tasha Seegmiller is a WITS contributor, women’s fiction author, and managing editor at the blog Thinking Through our Fingers.

TechSurgeons Founder Jay Donovan is our tech guru here at WITS. He loves helping authors.

The Passive Voice Intelligent, up-to-the-minute articles on the writing industry.

Women's Fiction Writers Association  An inclusive organization of writers who create stories about a woman’s emotional journey.

Writer’s Digest  Articles, webinars, craft books, writing events - all around great resource for writers.

Writers Helping Writers®: a hub for writers to find deep craft articles (especially on all things description and character), as well as descriptive thesaurus collections, writing tools, helpful handouts and more.

Writer Unboxed A wonderful resource about anything writing related.

Craft Books we recommend:

P.R.I.S.M.: Prisoner Relocation Internment Security Management
Write Your Novel From The Middle: A New Approach for Plotters, Pantsers and Everyone in Between
We Are Not Alone: The Writer's Guide to Social Media
Writing Down the Bones: Freeing the Writer Within, 2nd Edition
Pen on Fire: A Busy Woman's Guide to Igniting the Writer Within
Write Away: One Writer's Approach to the Novel
Bird by Bird: Some Instructions on Writing and Life
On Writing - A Memoir of the Craft
Story: Substance, Structure, Style and the Principles of Screenwriting
Planning Your Novel: Ideas and Structure (Foundations of Fiction) (Volume 1)
Writing the Breakout Novel
Writing 21st Century Fiction: High Impact Techniques for Exceptional Storytelling

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