Tax-Time Chat for Authors

Tax-Time Chat for Authors

by Jenny Hansen “You can’t deduct a hobby.” Many creatives hear these words from their accountants, especially if they don’t keep the proper paperwork. You can trust me on this. First, because I am terrible at paperwork and secondly, because I...
Generosity Is Contagious

Generosity Is Contagious

Julie Glover Today is the day I’m supposed to publish a “Farewell, y’all!” message, as I’m stepping away from the Writers in the Storm hosting team after March. I started writing my So Long and Thanks for All the Fish post a while ago,...
Using Visuals to Inspire Scenes

Using Visuals to Inspire Scenes

by Ellen Buikema There are times I’m absolutely certain of the characters’ surroundings, the shape of the scene crystalizes in my mind and I can write it all in one sitting. Don’t you love those times? But there are moments when that just ain’t happenin’....
Time and the DVD Shortcut

Time and the DVD Shortcut

by James Preston Time is your friend . . . and your enemy. You can never have enough. Yet it can stretch, minutes to seeming hours, in a boring movie that your date loves. It can race by when you’re writing to meet a deadline.  . . . Time. I looked for fiction...