Writing Links 5/29/17

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Writing Links…5/29/17

Traci Kenworth

 

Fantasy/Dystopian/UF/Paranormal/SF:

  1. https://fantasyhandbook.wordpress.com/2017/05/23/what-ive-learned-in-the-last-twenty-three-years-part-3/ The finishes.
  2. http://legendsofwindemere.com/2017/05/22/power-of-the-windemere-lands-amazing-armies/ The makings of one world with multiple stories.
  3. https://saraletourneauwriter.com/2017/05/23/blogoversary-suggestions-2017/ How to celebrate blogoversary?
  4. https://saraletourneauwriter.com/2017/05/25/thursday-thoughtfulness-may-25-2017/

 

MG/YA:

  1. http://www.brenda-drake.com/2017/05/day-10-part-2-pitch-wars-1st-page-workshop-mentors-rachel-lynn-solomon/
  2. http://middlegrademafia.com/2017/05/26/benefits-of-a-critique-group/ Why you might like to join one.
  3. http://www.brenda-drake.com/2017/05/day-13-part-1-pitch-wars-query-1st-page-workshop-mentors-michael-mammy-leonie-kelsall-marty-mayberry/ More critiques.
  4. http://middlegrademafia.com/2017/05/24/the-writers-block-an-interview-with-m-e-castle/ Shakespeare for MG.

 

Romance/Women’s Fiction:

  1. http://www.rubyslipperedsisterhood.com/meet-emily-sullivan/ Golden Heart Finalist.
  2. http://www.rubyslipperedsisterhood.com/saying-farewell-to-a-series/ Everything has to end.
  3. http://www.rubyslipperedsisterhood.com/what-do-your-characters-jobs-reveal-about-them/ Professions, do they make or break the character?

 

Christian:

  1. http://www.novelrocket.com/2017/05/of-fish-and-crushed-dreams.html When things look dead, lift up your head. Jesus can make a better way!
  2. https://stevelaube.com/typo-hear-typo-typo-typo-everywhere/ Have you found any lately?
  3. http://lafreeland.com/2017/05/22/the-two-sides-of-pride/ They all mean the same thing.
  4. http://lafreeland.com/2017/05/24/15-surprising-ways-to-find-relief-from-anxiety/ Sing along with the radio. I do this when I can. It dramatically relieves my fears and gets me back to hoping.

 

Historicals:

  1. http://www.theresahuppauthor.com/blog/2017/05/24/schools-in-oregon-in-the-1840s/ The little the pioneers had.

 

Scary:

  1. http://www.thisishorror.co.uk/5-must-read-horror-articles-22-may-2017/ The top ten horror cameos in popular cartoon shows.
  2. http://www.thisishorror.co.uk/news-round-up-week-ending-26-may-2017/ Home invasion.
  3. http://www.thisishorror.co.uk/tod-012-the-outer-dark-symposium-part-2-readings-by-daniel-braum-valjeanne-jeffers-john-foster-edward-austin-hall-other-weird-tales-unraveling-paradigms-as-the-protagonist-s/ Other Weird tales.
  4. http://www.thisishorror.co.uk/tih-148-jon-padgett-on-thomas-ligotti-writing-lessons-and-impostor-syndrome/ First experiences with story.

 

Mystery/Thrillers/Suspense:

  1. http://annerallen.com/practice-novels-10-reasons-not-to-publish/ You might not like the genre you’re writing in.
  2. https://killzoneblog.com/2017/05/the-random-dialogue-exercise.html Choose one line from a book. Work it into your story.
  3. https://maeclair.net/2017/05/23/i-said-i-wouldnt-then-i-did-writingaseries/ I so often have ideas that span series, it’s rare except for my historical romances that I do stand alones. Of course, seeing if I can get the series out there is something I’ll have to work on.
  4. https://margotkinberg.wordpress.com/2017/05/22/in-the-spotlight-will-thomas-fatal-enquiry/ Barker and Llewellyn versus Holmes and Watson.
  5. https://margotkinberg.wordpress.com/2017/05/25/buried-in-the-family-well/ What family history can add to a crime novel.
  6. https://killzoneblog.com/2017/05/eavesdroppers-beware.html Plotting demise.

 

Short Stories/Anthologies/Novella/Comics:

  1. https://jessicabakkers.com/2017/05/20/six-word-story-time-2/
  2. https://johnwhowell.com/2017/05/20/stream-of-consciousness-saturday-prompt-all-or-nothing/ Game shows.
  3. https://saraflower.wordpress.com/2017/05/23/sally-chapter-six-2/ Can Sally outrun the storm?
  4. https://coldhandboyack.wordpress.com/2017/05/27/sallys-cafe-and-bookstore-book-reading-and-interview-c-s-boyack/ The Yak Guy project.
  5. https://smorgasbordinvitation.wordpress.com/2017/05/27/the-colour-of-life-the-tanglers-hat-1965-geoff-cronin/ The tangler and the butcher.
  6. https://johnwhowell.com/2017/05/25/thursday-a-little-personal-lucy-lament/ Funny face.
  7. https://jolenemottern.com/2017/05/25/thursdaydoors-it-rants-and-it-shows-you-sheds/

 

Poetry:

  1. https://colleenchesebro.com/2017/05/23/colleens-weekly-poetry-challenge-35-past-future-2/
  2. https://colleenchesebro.com/2017/05/23/colleens-weekly-poetry-challenge-35-past-future/ Three different types of poems.
  3. https://jessicabakkers.com/2017/05/27/autumn-haiku/
  4. https://vashtiqvega.wordpress.com/2017/05/26/haiku-friday-miracle-save/
  5. https://martiink.wordpress.com/2017/05/27/puzzle-pieces/ Finding matches.
  6. https://johnwhowell.com/2017/05/26/friday-johnku-aka-tgif-94/ The plan.
  7. https://erikakind.me/2017/05/26/daily-kind-quote-504/

 

Indie:

  1. https://donmassenzio.wordpress.com/2017/05/21/this-week-in-indie-publishing-news-17/ E-book sales have hit a speed bump.
  2. https://www.thebookdesigner.com/2017/05/e-book-cover-design-awards-april-2017/ What are your favorites?
  3. https://nailyournovel.wordpress.com/2017/05/22/kind-ways-to-deal-with-damaged-pod-books-guest-post-at-alliance-of-independent-authors/ What do you do with your damaged copies?
  4. http://selfpublishingadvice.org/ian-andrew-indie-bookstores/ Do you do business with your local bookstores? Here’s why you should give them a chance.
  5. http://selfpublishingadvice.org/self-publishing-news-most-sales-or-most-reads/ Amazon’s data on most reads and audible.
  6. https://kobowritinglife.com/2017/05/26/take-your-writing-career-to-the-next-level-at-20booksvegas/ Conference for Indies.
  7. https://thestoryreadingapeblog.com/2017/05/27/meet-guest-author-aryan-dhiman/ Life stories.

 

Craft:

  1. https://janefriedman.com/key-book-publishing-path/ Some paths to consider.
  2. http://blog.janicehardy.com/2017/05/can-you-be-writeaholic.html Do you spend all hours writing or thinking or talking about writing?
  3. http://www.publishingcrawl.com/2017/05/22/choosing-the-right-narrative-tensepov/ Do you know what tense to use in your book?
  4. http://authorkristenlamb.com/2017/05/shame-shame-we-know-your-name-or-do-we-shame-fiction/ Shame is the power behind the story.
  5. http://writershelpingwriters.net/2017/05/three-more-lesser-known-archetypes/ These could improve your story.
  6. https://storyempire.com/2017/05/22/harvesting-the-crop-of-your-writing/ Important steps to take from initial idea to marketing.
  7. http://blog.janicehardy.com/2017/05/breaking-rules-of-writing.html When can you break the rules?

 

Other:

  1. http://blog.nathanbransford.com/2017/05/interview-agent-sarah-lapolla-on-how.html The changing role of the agent.
  2. http://mollydcampbell.com/index.php/2017/05/turning-pages/ Some recommendations.
  3. http://sethgodin.typepad.com/seths_blog/2017/05/just-words.html Sticks and stones.
  4. https://phsolomon.com/2017/05/21/getting-creative-secondary-uses-for-scrivener/ MailChimp and Scrivener.
  5. https://scvincent.com/2017/05/21/space-for-error/ Leaving space for error is also leaving space for trust.
  6. http://www.parajunkee.com/blog/2017/05/22/world-turns-life-times-pjv/ New roads. I can understand. I have some changes of my own in the future with both my kids graduated. I’m not sure how my schedule will change yet but we’ll see. I do know I want to keep writing a priority. I don’t anticipate any changes to the blog as of yet.
  7. http://writersinthestormblog.com/2017/05/the-whines-they-are-achangin/ Competition versus cooperation. I think we authors need one another. We don’t need to compete for spots or begrudge that other author a great word-of-mouth. Helping each other brings us together and lends strength to all.
  8. https://shelleywilsonauthor.com/2017/05/23/opening-lines-ya-tuesdaybookblog/ Books I had on hand: Pippin looked out from the shelter of Gandalf’s cloak. He wondered if he was awake or still sleeping still in the swift-moving dream in which he had been wrapped so long since the ride began.

 

LOTR: The Return of the King.

 

Minus 100 and counting…

She was squinting at the thermometer in the white light coming through the window. Beyond her, in the drizzle the other highrises in the Co-Op City rose like the gray turrets of a penitentiary.

 

The Bachman Books: The Running Man Stephen King.

  1. https://smorgasbordinvitation.wordpress.com/2017/05/23/smorgasbord-health-cook-from-scratch-magical-cloud-eggs-jena-c-henry/ Looks yummy.
  2. http://www.theresahuppauthor.com/blog/2017/05/22/musings-on-time-in-the-twenty-first-century-and-before/ History is marching on.
  3. https://johnwhowell.com/2017/05/22/top-ten-things-not-to-do-at-a-tax-protest-hearing/ Always good!
  4. https://juantetcts.wordpress.com/2017/05/22/daily-post-96/ What hope can do.
  5. https://scvincent.com/2017/05/23/the-feathered-seer-part-3-no-really-the-feathered-seer/ Life as a shaman. Very interesting.
  6. https://thestoryreadingapeblog.com/2017/05/23/reserved-for-danny-12/ Danny’s trial with wheels.
  7. https://jolenemottern.com/2017/05/22/share-your-world-may-22-2017/ What do you wish you could do?
  8. https://jessicabakkers.com/2017/05/22/the-outcasts-bloghouse-welcomes-mainepaperpusher/ A new member.
  9. https://mytrainofthoughtson.wordpress.com/2017/05/21/3-quotes-mary-pope-osborne/ My favorite is the last one and the idea of all the different worlds you can be part of.
  10. https://janefriedman.com/pressure-release-titles/ Are you producing books too fast? Is the quality suffering?
  11. https://ravereviewsbynonniejules.wordpress.com/2017/05/26/laura-libricz-in-whos-on-the-shelf-with-nonnie-jules-rrbc/ Some peeks into the life of a writer.
  12. https://ebonybakkers.wordpress.com/2017/05/27/laughing/ Some funnies.
  13. http://nicholasrossis.me/2017/05/25/a-fantasy-tip-from-history-doo-dooing-the-king/ The most feared man in the kingdom. Other than the king, of course.
  14. https://storyempire.com/2017/05/26/curated-writing-content/ Links this week!
  15. http://kriswrites.com/2017/05/24/business-musings-define-your-target-audience-the-early-stages-brandingdiscoverability/ How to find your target audience. And how to fine tune if it changes.
  16. https://chasingthecrazies.wordpress.com/2017/05/24/quite-the-query-joanna-illingworth-and-the-black-umbrella/ A look at a query.

 

 

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