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10 Different Ways to Make Your Point

by Barbara Linn Probst

I worry, sometimes, that we’ve gotten in the habit of thinking of telling as the bad twin and showing as the good one—as if there are only two options and, of those, only one that the skillful writer would choose.… Read the post

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2 Ways to Help Readers Connect Emotionally With Your Characters

by Lisa Hall Wilson

When you begin to learn about Deep Point of View, one of the over-simplified “rules” that’s taught is to remove emotion words (hate, anxious, happy, sad, worried, etc.), but that leaves you with a BIGGER problem. How do you show the character's emotions once you’ve removed the emotion words?… Read the post

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World Building-Part 2: Social and Cultural Aspects

by Fae Rowen 

As exciting as it is to create a physical setting, my favorite part of world building is the cultural aspect.  Out of the world's culture comes the social customs, which can really show life on the planet.  Of course, there are rules.… Read the post

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Writing a Deeper Story

By Laura Drake

ANNOUNCEMENT:
Writers in the Storm is kicking off the summer with a series of guest blogs and we are so excited!

First in our Summer Line-up is social media guru, Kristen Lamb. Not only is she the author of two best-selling books, We Are Not Alone–The Writer’s Guide to Social Media and Are You There, Blog?Read the post

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