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Writing Links 5/15/17


Writing Links 5/15/17

Traci Kenworth



  1. Thoughts on weapons.
  2. Leave enough of your character to discover in future novels to avoid corpses.
  3. First story. Phil Anthans.
  4. Useful information!



  1. A query and first page critiqued.
  2. YA agent.
  3. Eleven ways to write for children.


Romance/Women’s Fiction:

  1. Loglines and blurbs.
  2. Readers want visceral emotions.



  1. It depends on where you’re headed and what you hope to accomplish.
  2. It may take a while, but it’s worth it.
  3. An agent’s perspective on emails.
  4. Third party sellers and what they mean for authors.



  1. Contemplating inward.
  2. Done right, a historical novel can be unforgettable, truly magical.
  3. A sweet romance with two people who seem an unlikely match.



  1. New Hellboy film.
  2. Early desire to be a crime writer.
  3. The HWA convention.
  4. Some of the latest and greatest horror short fiction online right now.



  1. One piece of advice.
  2. Do you fake reading popular books?
  3. Ambition can make up a fascinating layer of character development.
  4. Have your character work to get out of fixes.
  5. A truly horrific serial killer.


Short Stories/Anthologies/Novella/Comics:

  1. 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. The violence escalates.
  4. Band life.
  5. A nice mystery.



  1. On Earth.
  2. Seeing the chance.
  3. Poetry and song.



  1. Clichés to avoid.
  2. Differences in address.
  3. Read some books. This usually helps me. Sometimes movie or TV does as well.
  4. Don’t stress it. I find getting away for a while to work wonders.
  5. Branding and you.



  1. 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. Every story must have trials. Some they win, some they lose. A steady work toward the end.
  3. Hold on to your vision.
  4. Approach cutting with a page by page basis.
  5. You have the power to refuse that doesn’t meet your standards.
  6.!headlines Some news.



  1. 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. Great things to know!
  3. More great links! Check out the personality one and also the one sheet and bio.
  4. How do you know the moon is going broke?
  5. And the count rises!
  6. 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. Music is good for the muse.
  8. Some ancient sites.
  9. Listening to each other.
  10. Dog talk.
  11. On medical refills.
  13. Progress and decisions.
  14. More than that.
  15. Rules keep readers from having to guess at the meaning of text.
  16. 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. Cats talking.
  18. 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. Do we have a voice?
  20. Something we all go through. This past week has been trickles for me.
  21. Weight lose is hard to get anyone to notice. At least, in my experience and I lost fifty pounds.
  22. Offer gifts.




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

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