Writers: Share Your First Lines (No Fooling)!
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Writers: Share Your First Lines (No Fooling)!

Fabulous first lines tend to stick with all of us. We ponder them, agonize over them, rewrite them, and rewrite them again. And more than once, we’ve actually purchased a book based on a breathtaking first line or paragraph. Plus, a good first line is quotable. Today, we’re opening the doors of WITS to our Read more

A Modern Writing Horror Story
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A Modern Writing Horror Story

by Eldred Bird It started like any other writing session. Drink in hand, I made my way to my office and plopped down in front of the computer. The welcome glow of the monitor lit my face as I settled in for what I felt would finally be a productive writing session—my first in quite Read more

WITS Event: Double The Love + New Website
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WITS Event: Double The Love + New Website

Since the beginning here at Writers in the Storm, we’ve been all about spreading the love. And every so often, we throw the doors open for some shameless self-promotion opportunities for our readers. Our only requirement for those glorious days — formerly called “Pimp & Promote” — is that they double the love and promote Read more

Two A-ha Moments That Boosted My Writing Confidence
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Two A-ha Moments That Boosted My Writing Confidence

by Jenny Hansen I started January with something a little different this year: a workshop about goals. I have a confession to make… I struggle to meet my own goals. Constantly. Notice I said “my own goals.” I am aces with outward-facing goals. Work projects, family projects, Writers In the Storm three days a week. Read more

Dreams & Confessions of a Disorganized Writer
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Dreams & Confessions of a Disorganized Writer

by Jenny Hansen I dream of being an organized person. Heck, I’d settle for being an organized writer. Fortunately for me, I married my organization gene, and he’s a keeper! But every year, as December goes into full swing and I’m hip-deep in wrangling the family holidays, I dream of being more organized. And before Read more

The 2021 WITS Team Gives Writerly Thanks
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The 2021 WITS Team Gives Writerly Thanks

Today at Writers In The Storm we’re giving thanks for the “writerly” people and things that help us put words on the page. One of the things we’re grateful for are the two new team members — Lynette Burrows and Lisa Norman — who have joined the behind-the-scenes team here at WITS. Please join us in Read more