Writing is often about finding a balance. Too much left in subtext can lead to confusion. Too much explanation can feel like an info dump or be too "on the nose." Etc., etc.
With our characters, if we want our protagonists to seem heroic, they need to have strong traits.… Read the post
by Tiffany Lawson Inman
Hello and Happy December! I’ve kept my blog a little shorter today because I know you all are busy busy busy with festivities writing. *wink wink* My hubby is currently wondering when I will put the laptop away and finish wrapping presents.… Read the post
Thank-you to Shannon Donnelly for supplying a "handout" to a workshop I was looking forward to - SUBTEXT. We are truly fortunately at Writers in the Storm to have Shannon as a contributing blogger the first Monday on every month.
by Shannon Donnelly
There was supposed to be a workshop on this at RWA national conference—it was canceled and I heard some folks regretting that.… Read the post
by Jenny Hansen
So you think you know how to fight dirty?
Monday's post explained the nuance of "clean fighting" and how to use it to your best advantage in your stories.
Today, we're gonna leave Mr. or Ms.… Read the post
by Charlotte Carter
When romance writers create a Happily-Ever-After tale, there has to be more to the relationship than simply LUST between the hero and heroine. As many a woman has discovered in real life, lust doesn’t last forever. (Shh, don’t tell my husband!)
Whether you are writing an Erotic Romance, an Inspirational Romance or anything in between, you need to deepen that relationship to make the ‘forever’ believable.… Read the post