• 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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    Author of Heaven and the Heather from Berkley/Jove

    “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.”
    Beverly Giroux
    Golden Heart Contest Finalist

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Missing in Action

facebook-2I’ve been missing in action for a couple of weeks here at Between the Lines.  The good news is that I’ve been missing here because I’ve been crazy busy with writing and critiquing and tours at Jamestown, too, all things I adore doing. 

I did a full manuscript critique of Pamela Palmer’s second time travel,Amethyst Destiny, coming out from Berkely under her Pamela Montgomerie moniker.  It’s a full tilt ride through 17th century Scotland that will keep you turning the pages with its twisty plot and its to die for hero.   Thank goodness Pam writes fast so I have a good pre-release supply of her stories to read!  Look for the first in this series, Sapphire Dreams, to be released in July.

I’ve also been judging a contest (still got a couple of entries to finish up this weekend — eek) and I’ve been in contact with a couple of new-to-me authors who’ll I’ll be critiquing for soon.  

But even better than all these wonderful things, I’ve started writing a story I’ve been trying to write for the last four or five years.  I think (fingers crossed!) I’ve found my way into the story this time.  I’ve been actively plotting and excavating the characters for a couple of months, preparing to start writing. 

Last week I began. 

The euphoria of beginning is wonderful!  Sustaining that through the middle is the trick.

Stay tuned for updates on the process. 🙂


P.S.  Oh yeah, and I had my picture taken with the gorgeous Anna — our resident pound puppy.


One Response

  1. Wow! You go Laurin!
    Whirlwind time at your house. Hope the story you’re writing comes together for you how you want it to.
    Karen 🙂

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