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Writing Links 4/17/17


Writing Links…4/17/17

Traci Kenworth



  1. Some posts you may have missed. Sarah Ash. Rin Chupeco, Cassandra Rose Clarke.
  2. Turning points.
  3. Grabbing hold of ideas when small ones are around.



  1. Are you asking the right question of your characters? Another great episode from Ingrid’s Notes!
  2. How to dress up Earth Day.
  3. What to do when the new wears off.
  4. Cutting manuscript and adding a character.
  5. Spies in MG.


Romance/Women’s Fiction:

  1. What do you like most about Spring? The beauty in the surroundings.



  1. Write what you DON’T know. It makes things more interesting.
  2. What it takes to get an agent interested in an Indie’s career.
  3. Story is king.
  4. Keep your faith.
  5. Visit your library!



  1. What happened.
  2. History of the printing press. Robin Hood. And a battle forgotten.
  3. The best ones blend history with characters true to their time.
  4. Faith sustained her.



  1. Starting out on podcasts and what he’d do different.
  2. Non-Barker films.
  3. Embers and The Gap in the Light.
  4. Collaborations and moonshiner roots.



  1. I’ve struggled with this for too long! I’m going to just use the blog for my advertising when it happens. I don’t want to spam others. I signed up for too many giveaways in the last couple months and I’m totally regretting doing so. Some newsletters come 2-3 times A DAY and when you’re getting twenty or more, it keeps me from reading my blog subscriptions like I want to so that I can pass those on to others. So, I think I’ll be emptying out my inbox. I don’t want to be mean, just realistic on how many emails I can answer.
  2. Some thoughts of opening with an action scene.
  3. Touching the brain and the heart.
  4. What it takes to write a mystery. A boatload of research!
  5. Contests! Follow along!
  6. The foundation for the modern detective story.


Short Stories/Anthologies/Novella/Comics:

  1. Can Spring be taking a detour?
  2. New plans.
  3. Benefits of short story writing. Also novella.
  4. /writephoto-enigma-your-fault/ A married couple—petrified.
  5. Flash fiction. Fun to write. Sometimes it sparks a longer work.



  1. Binding a god.
  2. House of cards.
  3. Try something.
  4. Doomed to night.
  5. Dig deep.
  6. My time with you.



  1. A technique this writer pulled off.
  2. Book cover. Self-publishing advice. Identify your reader profile.
  3. This article finds KU worth it. What are your thoughts? Do you prefer to go wide?
  4. Courtesy of Story Empire and Harmony.
  5. Posts for this week at Story Empire.
  6. A good repeat!



  1. What you need for a strong opening chapter.
  3. David Foster Wallace.
  4. Are you making these mistakes?
  6. With deadlines and life, sometimes you have to say no.



  1. When do we speak up? When everything is gone?
  2. Are you part of any writer’s organization? Is the cost worth it? I’m in a limited budget situation. Right now, I can’t justify it and then there’s the whole Indie vs. traditional. Which is treated better? I feel they should be equal.
  3. Alexandria Christian answers question.
  4. A way to autograph ebooks.
  5. Steps to revert rights from a traditional publisher.
  6. One of the most difficult genres to write.
  7. To the butcher’s or sea front?
  8. How to use your scratchpad.
  9. No Allie at Book Expo.
  10. I like the second!
  11. What it takes to write a memoir.
  12. Where a man stands.
  13. Do you have problem with speaking programs? I.E. Dragon? They can never figure out what I’m saying. This may be a problem for future speaking events or author signings! Lol.
  14. Water’s many benefits. Which I need to remember.
  15. What one person finds funny, another may not.
  16. Come guest with Sue! I’m going to try and come up with something for her even though I’m nervous that I’m not interesting enough.
  17. Technology has brought advances in words to us. Check these out.
  18. Trying different things.
  19. How father’s make an impression…even when they’re not there.
  20. How books are made popular.


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

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