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Writing Links 4/10/17


Writing Links…4/10/17

Traci Kenworth



  1. Guests this week include Rin Chupeco, T. Frohock, Reney, Sarah Ash, and Cassandra Rose Clarke.
  2. Why you might fail in writing your book.
  3. What do you think about the pressure to write fast? Regardless if your traditional or Indie?
  4. Do you set yourself to a certain number of words each day? I’m more likely to try for half a chapter, sometimes a whole one or more if the flows good. I tried pages a day, I had increased to seven with a goal of ten but never reached it. I’m more comfortable with the approach I do now. Sometimes even just getting down a sentence is progress.
  5. Author of Star’s End on trying to find girl’s books that were full of action.
  6. Getting to know some characters.



  1. Energy & Flow.
  2. Have an elevator pitch ready.
  3. On following your dreams. Learn your craft. Keep at it.
  4. Two agents and what they’re looking for.
  5. Someday they’ll say it never happened.


Romance/Women’s Fiction:

  1. Notice sounds, smells, and the cold.
  2. What happens if contests disappear?
  3. The plight of choosing a character name.



  1. Are you providing your readers with quality?
  2. Agent answers the question where he meets most new clients.
  3. Speaking and media gigs.
  4. Interested in podcasting? It may build your audience.
  5. Narrow things down.
  6. A faux pas can be fixed. See these tips.



  1. Canadians take Vimy Ridge in WW1.
  2. Excerpts from three historical novels on battle.
  3. Action begins.



  1. Part 2 of the conversation.
  2. Part 1 of the interview.
  3. News on the weird side.
  4. Scotland’s festival for the dead. And Islamic Exorcist.
  5. Can a system help you?



  1. Do you write slow or fast? I tend to write on the slow side though I used to be faster. I slowed down because I wanted to put out a quality product. Rushing to put down words just puts down useless words for me.
  2. Do you have trouble with figuring out where to begin a story? I rewrite mine dozens of times usually.
  3. LDS in crime fiction.
  4. Do you have dreams like this?


Short Stories/Anthologies/Novella/Comics:

  1. Picking out a new member of the family.



  1. Three for one.



  1. Can Stella get her green card?
  2. The links for the week.
  3. Check out the longest sentence length ever written!
  4. Can winning an award give you validation?
  5. How to increase your profits. Indie or traditional.
  6. How to build a committed subscriber list.



  1. Can to-do lists help your writing?
  2. Deliver on your promise.
  3. Choose books you’ve read and enjoy. I’ve used some I didn’t like as well, just to get a feel for what I didn’t want to bring to my own work.
  4. Great one for a character to have! Lots to do with this!
  5. Three scenarios.
  6. Video 3 Go the distance!



  1. Would you benefit from a tool that will read your story aloud?
  2. Wise thoughts.
  3. Looking to start a writing career when you retire?
  4. Get to know someone from Wales.
  5. Which do you write for? Yourself or to publish?
  6. Marmalade and quinces, a fruit I’ve never heard of.
  7. Should we cringe at what society considers old or press on despite it?
  8. Living dreams.
  9. Check these out!
  10. A red riding hood prompt.
  11. Today’s award system. Good or bad?
  12. Most things in life require falling and getting back up. So, so true.
  13. Do you ignore your dream by working at something that makes you unhappy?
  14. Struggling with weight is something the majority of us have to do. Let’s not pretend it’s easy.
  15. Farm life and the business of grief.





I write YA as Traci Kenworth. I also write romance as Loleta Abi.

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