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Tag: Lynette M. Burrows

It's Open Mic Day at WITS - Share Your First Lines!
Microphone for share your first lines

Every so often, we open the doors of WITS to our readers. It's our version of Open Mic Night. We like hearing what you're up to in your writing and back-to-school time, with Fall around the corner, is a great time for this.… Read the post

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Create a Compelling Plot with What-But-Therefore

Lynette M. Burrows

You can have interesting characters in a striking setting and have a boring book. Plot structure can create tension that keeps the reader engaged and eager to finish your book. But learning how to plot is confusing. Many writers have their own theory on how to create an interesting plot.… Read the post

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One Plotting Tool for All

Whether you’ve just finished a project or you’ve just started writing, facing the blank screen (page) is daunting. It can make even the best ideas shrivel in your head and freeze your fingers. Some believe that story structure is essential for success and advise all writers must plan their story in advance.… Read the post

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Things I Wish I Knew Before I Published: Part I

by Lynette M. Burrows

I am an independent author-publisher. I love what I do. But there are things I wish I knew before I published. 

Things I Wish I Knew Before I published is illustrated by a photo looking down on a a man's hands on a typewriter's keys

I spent years learning how to write a story. Having listened to more than a few science fiction authors, I knew more than the average person about the book publishing industry.… Read the post

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One Word To Guide Your Writing Journey in 2022

Our Writers in the Storm team chose single guiding words in 2016, and 2017, 2018, and 2019. We took last year off for Covid, but we're ba-a-ack with new energy, new team members, and new words. We are ready for some writing in 2022!… Read the post

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