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One Word to Guide Your Writing Journey in 2024
Illustration of the top quarter of a compass with a royal blue face and a silver gray compass symbol in the center. Instead of the cardinal directions, the top of the compass reads 2024. The tip of the directional arrow is bright red and points to the 2024.

Every year here at Writers In the Storm, we picture one word to guide us through the coming year. It might be an action or a belief or a philosophy. Below are our words. We hope you will share yours with us in the comments!… Read the post

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Easy Solutions for When Writing Gets Too Darn Difficult
Photograph is taken from overhead and looks down on a man sitting at a lap top with coffee cup, a film scene board, a camera and paper and pens, he's holding his head with both hands in obvious frustration.

Lynette M. Burrows

You’ve been there. We all have. You have a story idea. You’re enjoying the discovery of what happens next when everything screeches to a halt. You can not write another word. Don’t just throw your hands up in the air and give up.… Read the post

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Writing How-To: Put Ground Under Their Feet
Image of three pairs of legs stuck through some kind of railing so the feet wearing sneakers and sandals  are dangling in the air with no ground beneath their feet.

A frequent piece of advice writers get is to put ground under the feet of their characters. Yet, advice on how to do that is limited or confusing. Often taking the advice literally, writers attempt to make certain the reader knows where the character is physically.… Read the post

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Make Music with Character Voices

by Lynette M. Burrows

Are your characters two-dimensional? Do they all sound like you and only you? Tune in to the music of character voices, make them sound more like the different instruments of a band or orchestra. Make music with your character voices and your readers won’t be able to get enough of the stories you write.… Read the post

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35 Tips to a Healthier Writer You in 2022

by Lynette M. Burrows

It’s the holidays and your non-writing mind may be on giving gifts to others. That’s wonderful, but consider giving a writer-centric gift to yourself. Writers are often workaholics, to their physical detriment. This holiday season, give yourself the gift of better health.… Read the post

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