James R. Preston
Welcome! Welcome to another exciting installment of
Writers in the Storm.
This episode promises, thrills, chills, journeys to foreign lands in search of writing glory, as well as encounters with writing history and deadly foreign bacteria!…
Read the post “Roll Up, Roll Up for the Mystery Tour”
My father had his own set of proverbs that he dispensed like wisdom from the mountaintop. Even though it’s been decades since I lived in his house, I can still hear his voice in my head sharing such tenets as:
“A thing worth doing is worth doing well.”
“Leave a place as good as or better than you found it.”
“Stupid is as stupid does.” –
Oh wait, that one’s not his.… Read the post “Sailing into the End of the Year”
Turning Whine Into Goldby Kathryn Craft
Earlier this year I ran across a social media post by Lauren Vaknine that evokes a concern so common among writers I thought we might discuss it here (used with permission):
“I watched the film
Goodbye Christopher Robin last night, and seeing the adoration [A.A.… Read the post “Thoughts on "Originality" in Fiction”
Colleen M. Story
I attended a week-long writing workshop once that nearly destroyed my confidence as a writer. Though workshops can be very helpful, it depends on the teacher, and this particular one didn’t know how to guide and motivate writers.… Read the post “Why Writers Need Confidence—5 Ways to Boost Yours”
Think for a moment about your work in progress. How should your book be marketed? What kind of reader do you want to attract? Who is your book for?
Why, it's for everyone! you exclaim.
After all, who wouldn't want to read your fabulous plot, compelling characters, and engaging writing voice?…
Read the post “Your Book Isn't for Everyone”