Writing Links 5/15/17

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Writing Links 5/15/17

Traci Kenworth

 

Fantasy/Dystopian/UF/Paranormal/SF:

  1. http://mythcreants.com/blog/choosing-a-weapon-for-your-hero/ Thoughts on weapons.
  2. http://terribleminds.com/ramble/2017/05/11/carrie-patel-five-things-i-learned-writing-song-of-the-dead/ Leave enough of your character to discover in future novels to avoid corpses.
  3. https://fantasyhandbook.wordpress.com/2017/05/09/what-ive-learned-in-the-last-twenty-three-years-part-1/ First story. Phil Anthans.
  4. https://legendsofwindemere.com/2017/05/08/7-tips-to-fighting-with-strength/ Useful information!

 

MG/YA:

  1. http://www.brenda-drake.com/2017/05/day-4-part-2-pitch-wars-query-first-page-workshop-mentors-monica-m-hoffman-caela-carter/ A query and first page critiqued.
  2. http://www.publishingcrawl.com/2017/05/12/interview-with-literary-agent-tamar-rydzinski/ YA agent.
  3. http://writersinthestormblog.com/2017/05/writing-for-and-about-children-find-your-childlike-wonder/ Eleven ways to write for children.

 

Romance/Women’s Fiction:

  1. http://www.rubyslipperedsisterhood.com/quick-whats-your-story-about/ Loglines and blurbs.
  2. http://www.rubyslipperedsisterhood.com/writing-emotion-2/ Readers want visceral emotions.

 

Christian:

  1. https://stevelaube.com/are-agents-necessary/ It depends on where you’re headed and what you hope to accomplish.
  2. http://www.novelrocket.com/2017/05/one-authors-journey.html It may take a while, but it’s worth it.
  3. https://stevelaube.com/ignored-error-philosophy/ An agent’s perspective on emails.
  4. http://www.booksandsuch.com/blog/amazon-third-party-sellers/ Third party sellers and what they mean for authors.

 

Historicals:

  1. https://awriterofhistory.com/2017/05/11/gift-from-the-sea-anne-morrow-lindbergh/ Contemplating inward.
  2. https://awriterofhistory.com/2017/05/09/interview-with-mark-sullivan-author-of-beneath-a-scarlet-sky/ Done right, a historical novel can be unforgettable, truly magical.
  3. https://rosieamber.wordpress.com/2017/05/07/the-dukes-unexpected-bride-by-laratemple1-regency-romance-harlequinbooks-millsandboon/ A sweet romance with two people who seem an unlikely match.

 

Scary:

  1. http://www.thisishorror.co.uk/news-round-up-week-ending-12-may-2017/ New Hellboy film.
  2. http://www.thisishorror.co.uk/tih-146-bracken-macleod-on-stranded-horror-movies-and-writing-influences/ Early desire to be a crime writer.
  3. http://www.thisishorror.co.uk/stoking-the-fires-of-inspiration-my-first-stokercon/ The HWA convention.
  4. http://www.thisishorror.co.uk/midnight-mix-tape-may-2017-for-the-sake-of-tradition/ Some of the latest and greatest horror short fiction online right now.

 

Mystery/Thriller/Suspense:

  1. https://killzoneblog.com/2017/05/todays-lesson.html One piece of advice.
  2. https://killzoneblog.com/2017/05/faking-it.html Do you fake reading popular books?
  3. https://margotkinberg.wordpress.com/2017/05/07/eva-beware-your-ambition/ Ambition can make up a fascinating layer of character development.
  4. https://killzoneblog.com/2017/05/your-characters-must-earn-their-way-out-of-trouble.html Have your character work to get out of fixes.
  5. http://www.suecoletta.com/crime-writer-turned-serial-killer/ A truly horrific serial killer.

 

Short Stories/Anthologies/Novella/Comics:

  1. https://coldhandboyack.wordpress.com/2017/05/12/not-feeling-it/ What do you do when you’re not feeling it? I try to get at least one sentence down on one of my projects, it keeps me in the flow.
  2. https://saraflower.wordpress.com/2017/05/12/sally-chapter-twenty-three/ The violence escalates.
  3. https://donmassenzio.wordpress.com/2017/05/13/extra-innings-part-31/
  4. https://smorgasbordinvitation.wordpress.com/2017/05/13/the-colour-of-life-the-dance-scene-1950-by-geoff-cronin/ Band life.
  5. https://margotkinberg.wordpress.com/2017/05/12/apartments-for-rent/ A nice mystery.
  6. https://ebonybakkers.wordpress.com/2017/04/26/the-start-of-a-fictional-story/

 

Poetry:

  1. http://colleenchesebro.com/2017/05/12/haiku-friday-fairy-whisperer/ On Earth.
  2. https://erikakind.me/2017/05/12/daily-kind-quote-495/ Seeing the chance.
  3. https://saraletourneauwriter.com/2017/05/11/poetry-song-elegy/ Poetry and song.

 

Indie:

  1. http://writershelpingwriters.net/2017/05/character-motivation-thesaurus-entry-caring-for-an-aging-parent/ Clichés to avoid.
  2. https://thestoryreadingapeblog.com/2017/05/13/63146/ Differences in address.
  3. http://nicholasrossis.me/2017/05/11/5-ways-to-recover-from-writing-burnout/ Read some books. This usually helps me. Sometimes movie or TV does as well.
  4. https://kobowritinglife.com/2017/05/11/overcome-your-writers-block-key-strategies-on-pushing-past-your-mental-brick-wall/ Don’t stress it. I find getting away for a while to work wonders.
  5. http://kriswrites.com/2017/05/10/business-musings-types-of-brands-brandingdiscoverability/ Branding and you.

 

Craft:

  1. http://www.authorspublish.com/11-ways-to-boost-your-creativity/ Always carry a notebook. I do this. Journals really do help, I find. Also, keep one beside the bed. Really helpful for those dreams.
  2. https://janefriedman.com/story-structure/ Every story must have trials. Some they win, some they lose. A steady work toward the end.
  3. https://janefriedman.com/how-to-spot-toxic-feedback/ Hold on to your vision.
  4. http://blog.janicehardy.com/2010/04/re-write-wednesday-lighten-up.html Approach cutting with a page by page basis.
  5. http://writersinthestormblog.com/2017/05/knowing-when-to-walk-away-from-a-publishing-deal/ You have the power to refuse that doesn’t meet your standards.
  6. https://paper.li/ph_solomon/1474406983#/!headlines Some news.

 

Other:

  1. http://sethgodin.typepad.com/seths_blog/2017/05/its-not-my-problem.html What if it is? I would try my best to solve it, though usually I worry too much about things and it keeps me from acting on things.
  2. https://litworldinterviews.com/2017/05/12/working-with-formatters/ Great things to know!
  3. https://storyempire.com/2017/05/12/curated-content-for-writers-may-12/ More great links! Check out the personality one and also the one sheet and bio.
  4. https://donmassenzio.wordpress.com/2017/05/12/friday-nerd-jokes/ How do you know the moon is going broke?
  5. https://jessicabakkers.com/2017/05/11/200-followers/ And the count rises!
  6. https://smorgasbordinvitation.wordpress.com/2017/05/12/writer-in-residence-william-blake-a-man-born-before-his-time-by-paul-andruss/ England’s past. Interesting to learn some of what went on as being American, what little I know of their history is through historicals.
  7. https://nailyournovel.wordpress.com/2017/05/13/a-dead-soul-a-journalist-in-a-dystopian-scotland-and-painful-family-memories-the-undercover-soundtrack-philip-miller/ Music is good for the muse.
  8. https://scvincent.com/2017/05/13/aligned-with-the-raven/ Some ancient sites.
  9. https://juantetcts.wordpress.com/2017/05/12/a-powerful-lesson-on-communication-via-author-melissa-corter/ Listening to each other.
  10. https://jolenemottern.com/2017/05/12/no-doggo-talkies/ Dog talk.
  11. https://doctorly.wordpress.com/2017/05/11/fulfilling/ On medical refills.
  12. https://journeytoambeth.com/2017/05/10/wednesday-wander-an-italian-villa-tuscany-eventually/
  13. https://martiink.wordpress.com/2017/05/13/whats-your-motivator/ Progress and decisions.
  14. http://mollydcampbell.com/index.php/2017/05/what-she-was-before-you/ More than that.
  15. http://theeditorsblog.net/2017/05/10/is-perfection-possible/ Rules keep readers from having to guess at the meaning of text.
  16. http://www.publishingcrawl.com/2017/05/10/should-books-make-us-uncomfortable/ The differences between censors and gatekeepers. I for one, think gatekeepers are needed for age appropriate but I do not think censors should keep anyone from reading or watching for that matter, what they wish.
  17. https://johnwhowell.com/2017/05/09/tuesday-anything-possible-creative-kue-122-by-keith-channing/ Cats talking.
  18. http://authorkristenlamb.com/2017/05/branding-for-authors-when-do-we-need-marketing-advertising/ The more we do our part, the more we have to work with. I believe this! Concentrate most on the writing, that will build success.
  19. http://danikadinsmore.com/keep-doing-the-love/ Do we have a voice?
  20. https://stacitroilo.wordpress.com/2017/05/09/ebb-flow/ Something we all go through. This past week has been trickles for me.
  21. https://sdgateswriter.com/2017/05/07/w-why-doesnt-anyone-notice/ Weight lose is hard to get anyone to notice. At least, in my experience and I lost fifty pounds.
  22. http://nicholasrossis.me/2017/05/07/7-ways-to-build-an-email-list-for-your-new-ebook/ Offer gifts.

 

 

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