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Top 10 Writing Success Tips from Kurt Vonnegut
Top 10 List

Over the last few years, I've shared "Top 10" lists from several authors on the topics of writing and success.

This list wouldn't be complete without Kurt Vonnegut, one of our great American writers. He has inspired writers around the globe like Norman Mailer, John Irving, Michael Crichton, Margaret Atwood, David Sedaris, and J.… Read the post

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The Extraordinary Blessings of Asking for Help

I don't know about you, but I often have trouble asking for help.

It's not that I don't want help and it's not that I don't need help. It's that I don't want to be a bother. Or that I don't have time to explain what I want.… Read the post

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Writers: Share Your First Lines (No Fooling)!

Fabulous first lines tend to stick with all of us. We ponder them, agonize over them, rewrite them, and rewrite them again. And more than once, we've actually purchased a book based on a breathtaking first line or paragraph.

Plus, a good first line is quotable.… Read the post

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WITS Event: Double The Love + New Website

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.… Read the post

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Two A-ha Moments That Boosted My Writing Confidence

by Jenny Hansen

I started January with something a little different this year: a workshop about goals. I have a confession to make... I struggle to meet my own goals. Constantly.

Notice I said "my own goals." I am aces with outward-facing goals.… Read the post

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