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Writing Links 6/19/17


Writing Links…6/19/17

Traci Kenworth



  1. Is Beauty and the Beast the best fairytale? I still love Sleeping Beauty.
  2. Greatest danger.
  3. Do you use Springtime to declutter?
  4. Break the project into pieces.



  2. Nominate your MG school.
  3. What are you working on?
  4. Helping our kids get the most out of reading.
  5. Write what scares you.
  6. Trust your instinct.


Romance/Women’s Fiction:

  1. Are you attending RWA? List of the next four conferences.
  2. Mix Stephanie Plum with Harry Dresden and give a southern twist and you have Hazel Matthews.
  3. Marketing for Romance Writers this month Invite.
  4. Do our characters have to be likeable?



  1. 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. Word choice is everything.
  3. Make every decision in the context of your overall life and career.
  4. What makes a book a Christian book?



  1. Are famous historical people essential? Not really.
  2. Have you used a bridge character to compare two cultures?
  3. The Isles of Scilly, 28 miles west of Lands End.
  4. Do kids have less freedom today? I think so. It’s hard to trust that they’ll be safe in today’s world sometimes.



  1. Do you like a little more reality in your fantasy?
  2. The video game.



  1. 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. Wales in crime fiction.
  3. Murder in the great outdoors.
  4. It’s a crossover promotion that can build your audience.
  5. The tense environment of crowds.
  6. The history of PU.


Short Stories/Anthologies/Novella/Comics:

  3. Travel woes.



  5. Lightning strikes.



  1. Getting in touch with your influencers, your contacts, etc.
  2. Have you switched paths? Which do you like better?
  3. Have you thought about translating your book into French?
  4. Are you struggling with your marketing?
  5. Some courses.
  6. Do you advertise on Kobo?



  1. 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.
  3. 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. 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. Negotiations with audio rights.
  6. Practice makes better.



  1. Are you considering a contest? Beware of these.
  2. Are strong female characters too strong? Should they take the lumps like the guys do? Why not? Mine do.
  3. Problem with book report.
  4. Does the cover sway you?
  5. A tribute to fathers.
  6. Adding revisions to a new file.
  7. Week’s links, Story Empire. Writing prompts.
  9. New and old friends.
  10. Late start.
  12. Question catch-up.
  13. I keep a journal of titles, ideas, etc. Sometimes thoughts.
  14. Literary updates.
  15. 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. Ancient memoir and the first Tarot cards.
  17. A nice surprise.
  18. Dump those emotions on the page.
  19. Break the patterns.
  20. Be courteous.




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

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