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

3 Myths (and Some Motivation) About NaNoWriMo
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3 Myths (and Some Motivation) About NaNoWriMo

by Jenny Hansen NaNoWriMo, for those of you who are unfamiliar with it, is National Novel Writing Month, where hundreds of thousands of writers gather to bang out many many words in a month. Many writers skip it and many writers treat it as a yearly pilgrimage to Writing Mecca. I’m always surprised to hear how Read more

What If My [Insert Name] Reads This?
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What If My [Insert Name] Reads This?

by Jenny Hansen Many authors are afraid to let their friends and loved ones read their writing. They use pseudonyms, join Reddit discussions and fret endlessly about “What if my boss / mother / [insert name] reads this?” Many of us started reading and writing as an escape from our everyday lives. I always joke Read more