• Between the Lines

    Laurin Wittig is an award-winning author of historical romance novels originally published by Berkley/Jove and now available as ebooks. She has 20+ years of experience in the writing business as an author, a critiquer, and teacher of creative writing.

    In October, 2011, she closed her critique business in order to focus on her own writing. She maintains this blog as a resource to writers.

    To learn more about Laurin's books please visit LaurinWittig.com
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    Pamela Palmer
    New York Times and USA Today bestselling author of the Feral Warriors series from Avon.

    “Laurin Wittig’s talent for finding the essence of a scene and pointing it in a logical and more focused direction is unmatched. Laurin’s guidance is kind and to the point. More importantly she MOTIVATES!”
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    “Laurin Wittig is the sharpest story surgeon you could ever desire. She peels away the unnecessary layers to find the strong bones of your plot and character. Laurin has discerned things about my characters that I was still waiting to discover, and I find her insights stunning.”
    Anne Shaw Moran
    The Marlene Award Finalist

    “Laurin Wittig is a genius. Her insightful comments and suggestions helped me change a good manuscript into a great manuscript. I plan to use her critique service for all my future novels. She's the writing/critique partner that we all secretly hope to find -- someone who will help your book become the best it can be, without any power struggles, jealousy or secret agendas.”
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    Golden Heart Contest Finalist

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Inspiration is all around me

 Where do you find inspiration?  Recently I’ve been finding it all over the place.  


Crepe Myrtles

I was inspired by all the folks who turned out to vote on election day.  I always find voting to be an inspiration and this year was even more inspiring than usual.

I find the fall foliage inspiring.  I love the colors and the play of light on the yellows, oranges and flaming reds.  The pictures are from my yard, snapped this morning before too many more leaves fall. 

And writing workshops inspire me.  Saturday the fabulous Debra Dixon of Goal, Motivation and Conflict fame gave a day long workshop on GMC and the hero’s journey as set out by Christopher Vogler in The Writer’s Journey.  I HIGHLY recommend both books to anyone who is writing fiction.  And if you ever get a chance to attend a workshop with Debra Dixon, run, do not walk, to it.  

Burning Bush along my driveway

Burning Bush along my driveway

I found myself so inspired by the workshop and the fabulous company of old friends and new that I got home ready to sit down and get serious about my NaNoWriMo project which has been rather… nebulous… so far. 

I also found this wonderful poem that inspires me, too: Poem

What inspires you?



One Response

  1. My biggest inspiration is……a serious deadline! 🙂 Yep, that is a total motivator. Can keep me up for nights on end, churning out pages and pages of brilliant text (haha). No deadline, no real inspiration. This is why I need NaNoWriMo next year!

    Christine Trent

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