Monthly Archives: May 2018

New Release Tuesday – May 2018

Congratulations to the following WisRWA members on their new releases this month.                   The Substitute Wife by CiCi Cordelia                   Love, Unexpected by Virginia McCullough                   Fangs & Fins (Blood, Bloom,

By |2019-12-31T18:10:21+00:00May 29th, 2018|Categories: Members, New Release Tuesday|Tags: , , , , , , , , |Comments Off on New Release Tuesday – May 2018

An “Image System”— Plot or Polish for Deeper Fiction, Deeper POV

Movie directors and cinematographers work with Image Systems to deliver a story and character that entertain and offer meaning. For those of us writing novels, creative nonfiction, memoir, and short stories, working with an “image system” can “deepen” or improve crucial aspects such as Point of View, characterization, momentum, and theme. Some writers also use

Know Your Whys

Without a doubt, asking who, what, where, when, how are critical to every novel. However, when it comes to your writing, “Why?” is the most important question to ask. Asking and answering “why?” brings layers to the story. It helps us dig deeper into our characters’ motivations and perspectives. It shows how the past impacts

By |2019-12-31T18:10:21+00:00May 16th, 2018|Categories: Writing Craft|Tags: , , , , |Comments Off on Know Your Whys

Measuring Success

I was once asked what success meant.  I remember struggling for an answer because I’d never given the definition of success much thought before.  Back then, I was in customer support for a software company, so I equated success to a day of answered calls.  However, that wasn’t what the asker was looking for.  The

By |2019-12-31T18:10:21+00:00May 3rd, 2018|Categories: General, Members, Publishing Industry|Tags: , , , , |Comments Off on Measuring Success