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Tag: Lynette M. Burrows

Make Flat Characters Genuine in 8 (Sort of) Easy Steps
Image of two rows of paper dolls and their reflections in shades of green.

Have you been told you have “flat characters” in your story? Reel in your emotions and re-examine your characters. Does your character have little to no internal life? As your character moves through the story, does she overcome nearly every obstacle?… Read the post

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One Word to Guide Your Journey in 2023

Every year here at Writers In the Storm, we picture one word that we need 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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7 Ways to Increase Your Creativity Through Workspace Design

by Lynette M. Burrows

Black and white image of Earnest Hemingway at a typewriter on a small desk pushed up against a mirrored door in a hotel. Increase your creativity through workspace design

The life of a writer can be unpredictable. Family, medical issues, housing issues, and many more personal-life interruptions can disrupt the flow of words. Many of you may not have options and write when and where you can write.… Read the post

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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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