We are a group of seasoned writers. We write in different genres and bring unique perspectives and strengths to the table. Along the way, we've discovered that there's more to life than writing, and sometimes life can be the richest story of all. We chose Writers in the Storm as the name of this blog because every writer must weather the storm within: self doubt, rejection, deadlines..
In both movies and books, we are inundated with magic sniper rifles that fire with a whisper, bodies that silently crumble to the ground, assassins who shoot successive shots from silenced pistols without a hiccup, and all other manner of .… Read the post “Firearms: What Can’t Be Silenced?”
Striving scriveners. Intrepid introverts. Fellow fearless fictioneers. I am so honored to write for Writers in the Storm today. I’ve recently enjoyed a ridiculous near-death experience that I think may help you make a serious, profound change (in your life or in your work) … and funnily enough, it involves actual writers in an actual storm.… Read the post
It’s a practice
we’ve started building into our family evenings each night, and something I
hope to one day be good at. Meditation is good for managing anxiety,
depression, stress. It’s also good for learning to be open to new ideas and
people who may be threatening to our own ideals.… Read the post
For those of us who want to make a living writing, we often get bogged down by all we need to learn about craft, all we need to know about publishing, and all we need to do about marketing.
While I'm completely in favor of doing All The Things to create wonderful stories and send them out to readers, we can find ourselves missing out on the joy that used to fuel our storytelling.… Read the post
You might’ve heard that setting can be a character in your story. But did you know that setting can be as crucial to your story as your character? Location matters. Imagine if The Shiningtook place in a quaint bed and breakfast with an uplifting soundtrack?… Read the post
On October 8, 2015 I fell in love with a seed of a story idea. Over the years, that seed has sprouted countless offshoots and grown into a full-blown story tree. But that lovely story tree has been dropping its lemons on my head faster than squirrels dive-bombing for gourmet roasted nuts.… Read the post
You know that feeling—like you were
coasting along on a greased golden road through your first draft (or second…or
twelfth), and suddenly you come to a bone-jarring halt, like Wile. E. Coyote sent
an avalanche right smack into your creative pathway.… Read the post