Writing Links 6/19/17

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Writing Links…6/19/17

Traci Kenworth

 

Fantasy/Dystopian/UF/Paranormal/SF:

  1. http://storitorigrace.blogspot.com/2017/06/beauty-and-beast-1991-versus-beauty-and.html Is Beauty and the Beast the best fairytale? I still love Sleeping Beauty.
  2. https://legendsofwindemere.com/2017/06/14/thriving-thursdays-danger-guest-post-by-teagan-riordain-geneviene/ Greatest danger.
  3. https://saraletourneauwriter.com/2017/06/15/lightening-the-load/ Do you use Springtime to declutter?
  4. https://fantasyhandbook.wordpress.com/2017/06/13/as-henry-miller-commands-part-3-dont-be-nervous/ Break the project into pieces.
  5. http://www.magicalwords.net/roundup/magical-ord-link-roundup-6-12-2017/

 

MG/YA:

  1. http://www.brenda-drake.com/2017/06/day-27-part-2-pitch-wars-query-1st-page-workshop-mentors-linsey-miller-maria-mora-jenny-chou/
  2. http://www.fromthemixedupfiles.com/2017/06/free-middle-grade-books-happy-mufiversary-part-2/ Nominate your MG school.
  3. http://yatopia.blogspot.com/2017/06/current-writing-status.html What are you working on?
  4. http://scbwimithemitten.blogspot.com/2017/06/michigan-kidlit-advocates-cynthia.html Helping our kids get the most out of reading.
  5. http://www.adventuresinyapublishing.com/2017/06/cora-carmack-author-of-roar-on-writing.html Write what scares you.
  6. http://www.adventuresinyapublishing.com/2017/06/julie-eshbaugh-author-of-obsidian-and.html Trust your instinct.

 

Romance/Women’s Fiction:

  1. http://romanceuniversity.org/2017/06/14/romance-writers-of-america-national-conference-by-pat-haggerty/ Are you attending RWA? List of the next four conferences.
  2. http://www.rubyslipperedsisterhood.com/meet-heather-leonard/ Mix Stephanie Plum with Harry Dresden and give a southern twist and you have Hazel Matthews.
  3. http://mfrw.blogspot.com/2017/06/can-you-tweet-then-you-can-retweet-with.html Marketing for Romance Writers this month Invite.
  4. http://romanceuniversity.org/2017/06/12/saving-grace-on-xenia-hospitality-laws-and-the-cats-that-need-saving-by-damon-suede/ Do our characters have to be likeable?

 

Christian:

  1. https://stevelaube.com/glass-half-empty/ What’s your pov? I try and stay optimistic. Maybe it’s not realistic, but I’d rather keep a good attitude than a bad one.
  2. http://www.novelrocket.com/2017/06/5-tips-for-writing-emotional-scene.html Word choice is everything.
  3. http://www.booksandsuch.com/blog/7-keys-planning-career-path/ Make every decision in the context of your overall life and career.
  4. http://www.booksandsuch.com/blog/latent-faith/ What makes a book a Christian book?
  5. http://lafreeland.com/2017/06/12/its-okay-to-be-different/

 

Historical:

  1. https://awriterofhistory.com/2017/06/14/successful-historical-fiction-with-nicole-evelina/ Are famous historical people essential? Not really.
  2. https://awriterofhistory.com/2017/06/15/using-a-bridge-character-to-portray-cultural-conflict-by-ruth-hull-chatlien/ Have you used a bridge character to compare two cultures?
  3. http://englishhistoryauthors.blogspot.com/2017/06/the-mystery-boats-of-tresco-island.html The Isles of Scilly, 28 miles west of Lands End.
  4. http://www.theresahuppauthor.com/blog/2017/06/14/summer-freedom-from-generation-to-generation/ Do kids have less freedom today? I think so. It’s hard to trust that they’ll be safe in today’s world sometimes.

 

Scary:

  1. https://mightythorjrs.wordpress.com/2017/06/16/guest-blog-horror-in-fantasy-by-ty-arthur/ Do you like a little more reality in your fantasy?
  2. http://www.thisishorror.co.uk/searchlight-the-art-of-dead-space/ The video game.

 

Mystery/Thriller/Suspense:

  1. http://annerallen.com/2017/06/filter-words-and-phrases-to-avoid-in-writing/ Do you use these words? I have trouble with felt. I usually catch it when I polish, but I know sometimes I just try to get words done that need to be edited out later.
  2. https://margotkinberg.wordpress.com/2017/06/16/i-thank-the-lord-im-welsh/ Wales in crime fiction.
  3. http://www.suecoletta.com/wildlife-forensics-guest-post-fiona-quinn/ Murder in the great outdoors.
  4. https://killzoneblog.com/2017/06/can-writing-for-amazon-kindle-worlds-be-right-for-you-guest-post-elle-james.html It’s a crossover promotion that can build your audience.
  5. https://margotkinberg.wordpress.com/2017/06/14/gotta-get-down-to-it/ The tense environment of crowds.
  6. http://bloodredpencil.blogspot.com/2017/06/pu-ok.html The history of PU.

 

Short Stories/Anthologies/Novella/Comics:

  1. https://saraflower.wordpress.com/2017/06/17/sally-chapter-thirty-one/
  2. https://johnwhowell.com/2017/06/15/thursday-a-little-personal-lucy-is-concerned/?cn=ZmF2b3JpdGU%3D
  3. https://coldhandboyack.wordpress.com/2017/06/15/i-could-write-a-country-song/ Travel woes.
  4. https://coldhandboyack.wordpress.com/2017/06/15/dear-lisa-vol-3-on-lisaburtonradio/
  5. https://johnwhowell.com/2017/06/14/wednesday-story-day-aka-hump-day-124/

 

Poetry:

  1. https://legendsofwindemere.com/2017/06/16/19663/
  2. https://vashtiqvega.wordpress.com/2017/06/16/haiku-friday-star-bloom/
  3. https://erikakind.me/2017/06/16/daily-kind-quote-518/
  4. https://cmblackwood.wordpress.com/2017/06/16/bailando/
  5. https://erikakind.me/2017/06/15/song-of-the-day-537/ Lightning strikes.
  6. http://danikadinsmore.com/found-mourning-a-poem-and-writing-exercise/

 

Indie:

  1. https://www.thebookdesigner.com/2017/06/takes-village-launch-book/ Getting in touch with your influencers, your contacts, etc.
  2. http://selfpublishingadvice.org/opinion-why-i-swapped-the-traditional-publishing-dream-to-self-publish/ Have you switched paths? Which do you like better?
  3. https://www.thecreativepenn.com/2017/06/15/self-publishing-french-cyril-godefroy/ Have you thought about translating your book into French?
  4. https://www.thebookdesigner.com/2017/06/find-first-10000-readers/ Are you struggling with your marketing?
  5. https://colleenchesebro.com/2017/06/17/free-author-resources-and-a-new-mindset-for-success/ Some courses.
  6. https://kobowritinglife.com/2017/06/16/lets-get-social/ Do you advertise on Kobo?

 

Craft:

  1. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=dtYW0fzAIj0&feature=em-subs_digest Take time off to write. I’m going to attempt this, this weekend. Two days, not going anywhere. I wish I could get away but it’s not possible right now. But I can do a mini retreat. Work with what you’ve got.
  2. https://janefriedman.com/improve-your-query-letter/
  3. http://blog.janicehardy.com/2017/06/why-you-shouldnt-write-every-day.html When and how you write is up to you. In truth, I don’t write every day. Sometimes other things interfere. I try and stay as constant to working on a manuscript as possible though. I find if I let too much time go in-between I have trouble with the flow.
  4. http://www.livewritethrive.com/2017/06/15/how-writing-can-assist-sufferers-of-mental-illness/ After a dark period in my life, I began journaling and that turned to stories and now here I am, getting ready to publish.
  5. http://kriswrites.com/2017/06/14/business-musings-a-small-post-on-negotiation/ Negotiations with audio rights.
  6. http://www.livewritethrive.com/2017/06/12/3-ways-to-stop-self-sabotaging/ Practice makes better.

 

Other:

  1. https://mythcreants.com/blog/six-reasons-you-shouldnt-enter-writing-contests/ Are you considering a contest? Beware of these.
  2. http://www.magicalwords.net/roundup/magical-words-link-roundup-6-14-2017/ Are strong female characters too strong? Should they take the lumps like the guys do? Why not? Mine do.
  3. https://nicholasrossis.wordpress.com/2017/06/17/amazon-is-changing-its-kdp-reports-tool/ Problem with book report.
  4. https://jessicabakkers.com/2017/06/17/dont-judge-me/ Does the cover sway you?
  5. https://doctorly.wordpress.com/2017/06/16/to-the-rock-star/ A tribute to fathers.
  6. https://phsolomon.com/2017/06/17/scrivener-revision-strategies-for-projects/ Adding revisions to a new file.
  7. https://stacitroilo.wordpress.com/2017/06/16/author-inspiration-writing-links-2/ Week’s links, Story Empire. Writing prompts.
  8. https://juantetcts.wordpress.com/2017/06/16/daily-post-122/
  9. https://journeytoambeth.com/2017/06/16/the-bloggers-bash-2017/ New and old friends.
  10. https://thestoryreadingapeblog.com/2017/06/17/meet-guest-author-katrina-mountfort/ Late start.
  11. http://writershelpingwriters.net/2017/06/worldbuilding-demystified/
  12. http://www.publishingcrawl.com/2017/06/15/pubcrawl-podcast-half-pint-happy-hour-3/ Question catch-up.
  13. https://donmassenzio.wordpress.com/2017/06/15/keeping-a-writers-notebook-do-you-you-should-part-2/ I keep a journal of titles, ideas, etc. Sometimes thoughts.
  14. http://www.literaryrambles.com/2017/06/recently-updated-agent-spotlights.html Literary updates.
  15. http://writersinthestormblog.com/2017/06/4-facebook-lessons-from-a-debut-author/ I do this quite often from FB anymore. The rants have just gotten to me. I don’t need the negativity in my life.
  16. https://nailyournovel.wordpress.com/2017/06/14/searching-for-places-emotions-and-characters-the-undercover-soundtrack-gwendolyn-womack/ Ancient memoir and the first Tarot cards.
  17. https://maeclair.net/2017/06/14/a-brick-in-the-walk/ A nice surprise.
  18. http://authorkristenlamb.com/2017/06/lets-get-real-authenticity-in-fiction/ Dump those emotions on the page.
  19. http://ingridsundberg.com/2017/06/12/can-make-writing-first-priority/ Break the patterns.
  20. https://authorsteveboseley.wordpress.com/2017/06/10/how-to-tweet-like-a-pro-lab/ Be courteous.

 

 

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