Wiing Links 5/8/17

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Writing Links…5/10/17

Traci Kenworth

 

Fantasy/Dystopian/UF/Paranormal/SF:

  1. https://fantasyhandbook.wordpress.com/2017/05/02/why-all-the-present-tense/ Is present tense becoming a trend in genre fiction?
  2. https://colleenchesebro.com/2017/05/02/are-you-writing-effective-sentences-writing-forward/ Tips & techniques.
  3. https://saraletourneauwriter.com/2017/05/04/thursday-thoughtfulness-may-4-2017/ Unbridled joy.
  4. http://kriswrites.com/2017/05/03/business-musings-the-ideas-of-a-cold-fogged-brain-discoverability-again/ On branding.

 

MG/YA:

  1. http://ingridsundberg.com/2017/05/01/trust-crazy-ideas/ Risk success or failure.

 

Romance/Women’s Fiction:

  1. https://www.rubyslipperedsisterhood.com/to-swag-or-not-to-swag-revisited/ Does swag sell your work?
  2. http://writersinthestormblog.com/2017/05/eight-easy-ways-for-your-characters-to-show-their-love/ Take a cue from real-life.
  3. https://colleenchesebro.com/2017/05/03/re-visioning-into-romance-by-p-c-zick/ Revision is a good thing.
  4. http://www.rubyslipperedsisterhood.com/re-launching-an-old-series/ Re-packaging an old series.
  5. http://romanceuniversity.org/2017/05/05/an-easy-way-to-create-conflict-in-your-novel-by-janice-hardy/ Need some suggestions on disagreements between characters.
  6. http://www.rubyslipperedsisterhood.com/wheres-the-beef/ Tips to bring the funny into your story.

 

Christian:

  1. http://www.novelrocket.com/2017/04/let-gorillas-come.html Sometimes we have to face the darkness, to bring back the light.
  2. https://stevelaube.com/print-and-prejudice/ How do you prefer to read?

 

Historicals:

  1. https://awriterofhistory.com/2017/05/02/inside-historical-fiction-with-author-jennifer-robson/ A reader looks for a glimpse of a promise in historical fiction.

 

Scary:

  1. http://www.thisishorror.co.uk/preview-su-001-the-texas-chain-saw-massacre-1974/ Here’s a sample of the new horror writer podcast.
  2. https://authorsteveboseley.wordpress.com/2017/05/02/3-ways-to-write-a-character-you-hate/ How to make things more personal.
  3. http://www.thisishorror.co.uk/tod-010-the-outer-dark-symposium-part-i-readings-by-selena-chambers-kristi-demeester-anya-martin-michael-wehunt-and-the-weird-novel-panel/ Have you heard about the weird novel? It’s getting more popular every day.
  4. http://www.thisishorror.co.uk/news-round-up-week-ending-5-may-2017/ Stranger Things to be weirder, more horror-oriented.
  5. http://www.thisishorror.co.uk/tih-145-j-s-breukelaar-on-aletheia-crystal-lake-publishing-and-teaching-creative-writing/ Recognizing mistakes within fiction.

 

Mystery/Thrillers/Suspense:

  1. https://killzoneblog.com/2017/04/how-i-developed-my-series-hero.html You have to enjoy being with your hero.
  2. https://margotkinberg.wordpress.com/2017/04/29/living-in-michigan-with-uncle-ray/ Staying with family.
  3. http://annerallen.com/rejection-and-failure-theres-a-difference/ Are you ready to give up? Or brave on?
  4. https://donmassenzio.wordpress.com/2017/05/02/studying-the-masters-part-12-mickey-spillane/ Forty-five books to his credit.
  5. https://maeclair.net/2017/05/03/back-from-vacation-and-back-to-blogging/ Welcome back to Mae!
  6. https://margotkinberg.wordpress.com/2017/05/02/he-hears-but-cannot-answer-to-your-call/ Communication is crime fiction.

 

Short Stories/Anthologies/Novella/Comics:

  1. https://scvincent.com/2017/04/30/child-by-pensitivity-writephoto/ The locked door.
  2. https://johnwhowell.com/2017/04/29/stream-of-consciousness-saturday-prompt-yard/ Yard sale.
  3. https://smorgasbordinvitation.wordpress.com/2017/04/30/the-colour-of-life-the-nuns-at-the-glue-pot-1946-by-geoff-cronin/ Nuns share—a drink?
  4. https://saraflower.wordpress.com/2017/05/01/sally-chapter-twenty/ More chaos.
  5. https://johnwhowell.com/2017/05/03/wednesday-story-day-aka-hump-day-118/ Is Lucas trustworthy?
  6. https://coldhandboyack.wordpress.com/2017/05/06/blogging-in-arrears/ Keeping busy.

 

Poetry:

  1. https://colleenchesebro.com/2017/04/30/longing-for-spring-a-haiku/ Snow crystals.
  2. https://legendsofwindemere.com/2017/05/01/edge-of-breaking/
  3. https://colleenchesebro.com/2017/05/05/how-to-create-a-haiku-in-english/ Japanese poetry in English.
  4. https://erikakind.me/2017/05/04/song-of-the-day-510/ A song that brings back memories.
  5. https://chimerapoetry.wordpress.com/2017/05/05/surface-self/ Her best side.
  6. https://vashtiqvega.wordpress.com/2017/05/05/haiku-friday-leap-throb/ Stooping from Heaven.

 

Indie:

  1. https://legendsofwindemere.com/2017/04/29/meet-guest-author-patrick-a-roland/ Coming to terms with who we are.
  2. https://thestoryreadingapeblog.com/2017/05/03/meet-guest-author-carla-godfrey/ Is self-publishing for you?
  3. http://selfpublishingadvice.org/self-publishing-news-ebooks-are-not-in-crisis/ Did you think the end was near?
  4. http://selfpublishingadvice.org/self-publishing-salon-with-orna-ross-joanna-penn-video-podcast-event-recap-2/ News in the self-publishing world.
  5. https://davidgaughran.wordpress.com/2017/05/04/please-dont-buy-my-book/ Are we pushing too hard?
  6. https://www.erindorpress.com/2017/05/villains-made-not-born-j-m-robison/ A villain is made by outside forces. I find this true in my worldbuilding. Had my villain never suffered perhaps he wouldn’t be the villain.

 

Craft:

  1. http://blog.janicehardy.com/2017/05/6-ways-to-identify-contrived-plot.html Are there too many coincidences in your novel?
  2. http://blog.janicehardy.com/2017/05/characters-real-storytellers.html Do your characters tell the story?
  3. https://killzoneblog.com/2017/05/theme-as-a-storytelling-intention.html Theme isn’t something you get to control.
  4. https://chasingthecrazies.wordpress.com/2017/05/03/quite-the-query-cass-morris-and-aven/ A winning query.
  5. http://www.publishingcrawl.com/2017/05/04/pub-crawl-podcast-half-pint-happy-hour-2/ How not to personalize a query.
  6. http://writershelpingwriters.net/2017/05/character-motivation-entry-being-the-best-at-something/ An obsessive personality?

 

Other:

  1. http://sethgodin.typepad.com/seths_blog/2017/04/the-unfairness-and-wisdom-of-paint.html Do you keep things as they are, or reinvent?
  2. https://phsolomon.com/2017/04/29/youre-still-here/ An Arrow in the Wind news.
  3. https://thesilenteye.co.uk/2017/04/29/flight-of-the-seer-iii/ The ritual.
  4. http://nicholasrossis.me/2017/04/29/emotional-beats-clothes/ A sample of how to describe.
  5. https://jolenemottern.com/2017/04/30/the-z-discussion/ And it’s a wrap!
  6. https://juantetcts.wordpress.com/2017/04/30/with-anthony-oneal-at-the-2017-smartconference-its-deep-up-in-here/
  7. https://sdgateswriter.com/2017/04/29/s-silence/ Beautiful pics.
  8. https://janefriedman.com/clear-writer-persona-going-public-design/ How much of yourself do you want out there?
  9. http://authorkristenlamb.com/2017/05/social-media-for-authors-beware-of-experts/ How to tell an expert.
  10. https://johnwhowell.com/2017/05/01/top-ten-things-your-mother-told-you-not-to-do/ Some things to consider.
  11. http://www.theresahuppauthor.com/blog/2017/05/01/not-wild-about-wild-asparagus/ Vacant lot.
  12. https://journeytoambeth.com/2017/05/01/beltaine-fire-and-butterfly-dreams/ May Day eve.
  13. https://juantetcts.wordpress.com/2017/05/01/daily-post-78/
  14. https://stacitroilo.wordpress.com/2017/05/01/the-write-place/ Having your own space. I recently rearranged part of my living room on one side for a desk space for my daughter and one for me. I have a “door” opening that lets me leave the living room behind and step into my “office.”
  15. https://smorgasbordinvitation.wordpress.com/2017/05/03/smorgasbord-reblog-an-ancient-roman-myth-paul-andruss/ A Roman myth debunked.
  16. https://africolonialstories.wordpress.com/2017/05/02/better-late-than-never/ Finding the blue sky.
  17. https://legendsofwindemere.com/2017/05/03/framing-your-story-book-formatting-basics-the-end-guest-post-by-allie-potts/ How to format your book!
  18. https://donmassenzio.wordpress.com/2017/05/04/self-publishing-is-it-worth-it/ What are your thoughts?
  19. https://jessicabakkers.com/2017/05/04/the-outcasts-bloghouse-welcomes-mohamad-al-karbi/ Technology and web design.
  20. http://www.theresahuppauthor.com/blog/2017/05/03/broken-bones-which-ones-were-they/ Fourth toe?
  21. https://stacitroilo.wordpress.com/2017/05/03/using-authorgraph-for-digital-signings/ Would you like to add a digital signature to your book? Here’s how!
  22. http://writersinthestormblog.com/2017/05/embrace-your-natural-voice/ Have you found your “voice?”
  23. https://johnwhowell.com/2017/05/04/thursday-a-little-personal-38/ Pics of the neighborhood.
  24. https://stacitroilo.wordpress.com/2017/05/04/writing-a-substantive-book-review/ Tips on the book review. I usually don’t review a book I didn’t like. That’s not to say every book I do is perfect, but I found something likeable for me in the book itself. I do see some of these tips might help my reviews though and may use them as guidelines in the future with what I do already.
  25. https://journeytoambeth.com/2017/05/03/wednesday-wander-parc-guell-barcelona/ A walk through Spain.
  26. http://nicholasrossis.me/2017/05/03/5-things-i-learned-about-marketing-my-first-book/ It all started with a blog.
  27. https://stacitroilo.wordpress.com/2017/05/05/great-advice-for-writers/ More links to check out!

 

 

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