by Fae Rowen
I am a plot-driven writer. The plot arrives first in my head, then I look for people who will survive and grow in that world.
My #1 concern? My characters MUST connect with my readers. To have the "best book ever" experience, your reader must believe in, root for, identify with, and, maybe even, cry or fall in love with your protagonist.… Read the post
By Laura Drake
I read a lot about craft. Books, blogs, articles, websites. I’m always looking to improve my craft. I know you are too, or you wouldn’t be reading this. WITS is all about craft.
One of my weaknesses is Plotting.… Read the post
By Harry and Susan Squires
Harry and I can’t tell you how many times we’ve heard from writers frustrated and “stuck” on their current work in progress.
Often they say something like, “Why am I such a crummy writer?” “Why is this book so hard to write?” Or sometimes you hear people express goals like, “This year I’m going to write a novel that hits the USA Today list.” The truth is, we’ve engaged in some of those practices ourselves.… Read the post
by Jenny Hansen
For the last few weeks, we've been talking about fear here at Writers In The Storm. It all started with a Thursday night chat at critique group where, "What are you afraid of?" turned into a really big deal.… Read the post
by Jenny Hansen
The future belongs to those who believe
in the beauty and the power of their dreams.
Dreams are a funny thing. Nightly dreams usually fade in the morning rush, except for the periodic nightmares that scorch our consciousness.… Read the post