Writing Links 6/26/17

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Writing Links…6/26/17

Traci Kenworth

 

Fantasy/Dystopian/UF/Paranormal/SF:

  1. https://phsolomon.com/2017/06/23/archers-aim-daily-vol-32-2/ Science fiction and fantasy news.
  2. https://legendsofwindemere.com/2017/06/23/marcos-musical-mart-glockenspiels-always-on-sale/ Looking for a magical instrument? Look no further!
  3. https://colleenchesebro.com/2017/06/24/how-to-create-fairy-connections-on-international-fairy-day/ Do you know what your spirit animal is? Mine is the dog. Loyal and trusting companions.
  4. http://storitorigrace.blogspot.com/2017/06/what-being-editor-for-website-has.html Being on the other side of the desk.
  5. http://www.magicalwords.net/roundup/magical-words-link-roundup-6-21-2017/ Stephen King and George R.R. Martin interview.

 

MG/YA:

  1. http://scbwimithemitten.blogspot.com/2017/06/behind-scenes-with-scbwi-mi-co-regional.html The Michigan chapter.
  2. http://www.adventuresinyapublishing.com/2017/06/amanda-k-morgan-author-of-such-good.html Write the way things work for you.
  3. http://www.fromthemixedupfiles.com/2017/06/multiple-points-view-mg/ Writing in multiple vps is a little tougher. I find it’s easier to stick to two than more but the book I’m writing now has misc. ones in rare instances.
  4. http://avajae.blogspot.com/2017/06/do-you-need-that-pov.html Another take on viewpoints.
  5. http://www.brenda-drake.com/2017/06/pitch-wars-2016-success-interview-sarena-sasha-nanua-mentor-stephanie-scott/ Pitch Wars success.
  6. http://www.publishingcrawl.com/2017/06/23/writing-yourself/ Characters that represent the diverseness in society.

 

Romance/Women’s Fiction:

  1. http://www.novelrocket.com/2017/06/finding-your-romantic-story-arc.html Do you have the Why/Why not? Or the Why not/Why angle?
  2. http://authorkristenlamb.com/2017/06/the-coup-day-3-putting-the-bite-in-sex-scenes/ Is your hero too chatty?
  3. http://romanceuniversity.org/2017/06/23/plan-read-by-suzanne-brockmann/ Writing hope and love to drive out fear.
  4. https://www.rubyslipperedsisterhood.com/redefining-success/ Redefining success.
  5. http://www.rubyslipperedsisterhood.com/meet-2017-golden-heart-finalist-c-r-grissom/ Knowledge in the romance industry is shared, not hidden.
  6. http://romanceuniversity.org/2017/06/21/speaking-martian-on-venus-by-becke-martin-davis/ Are men and women really that hard to understand the differences of?

 

Christian:

  1. https://stevelaube.com/writing-cinematically/ Cinematic techniques to apply to your writing.
  2. http://www.novelrocket.com/2017/06/a-hybrid-publisher-is-not-same-as.html The author pays them to publish their work with higher royalties.
  3. http://www.novelrocket.com/2017/06/i-dont-want-to-hear-about-your-story.html Just write. Sometimes we need to hear this.
  4. http://www.booksandsuch.com/blog/favorite-nonfiction-book-giveaway/ Favorite nonfiction book right now? Mine is Beauty for Ashes by Joyce Meyer right now.

 

Historical:

  1. http://awriterofhistory.com/2017/06/22/somewhere-in-france-2nd-january-1916/ The first Christmas at war.
  2. http://englishhistoryauthors.blogspot.com/2017/06/coppices-materials-for-home-and-heat-in.html What they used to build and heat homes in the Medieval Ages.

 

Scary:

  1. http://www.thisishorror.co.uk/tod-014-the-outer-dark-symposium-part-3-readings-by-craig-laurance-gidney-grafton-tanner-not-another-bug-hunt-the-weird-monster-as-a-study-of-singularity-and-in-differa/
  2. http://thewarriormuse.blogspot.com/2017/06/late-night-walkspirations.html Do you walk at night?
  3. http://www.thisishorror.co.uk/tih-152-philip-fracassi-on-writing-quickly-the-lovecraft-ezine-and-best-writing-advice/ Tips for writing quickly.

 

Mystery/Thriller/Suspense:

  1. http://annerallen.com/2017/06/blogging-leads-to-many-career-paths/ Where will your blog lead you?
  2. https://killzoneblog.com/2017/06/writing-lessons-from-ireland.html Take risks.
  3. https://killzoneblog.com/2017/06/pride-and-fiction.html Adding diverse characters because it adds an interesting character to explore your world.
  4. https://maeclair.net/2017/06/23/did-someone-say-friday/ The weekend.
  5. https://margotkinberg.wordpress.com/2017/06/23/we-took-paper-ink-and-type/ Where would we be without the Gutenberg Press?
  6. http://terribleminds.com/ramble/2017/06/22/laura-lam-i-am-on-so-many-government-watchlists/ Are you on a watchlist? Possibly. But most of my research deals with dead things as in zombies, ghosts, etc. So, maybe not, lol.

 

Short Stories/Anthologies/Novella/Comics:

  1. https://jessicabakkers.com/2017/06/24/the-tunnel/ What was in the light?
  2. https://smorgasbordinvitation.wordpress.com/2017/06/24/the-black-bitch-and-other-tales-the-captain-and-the-tiger-by-geoff-cronin/ Tall tales.
  3. https://saraflower.wordpress.com/2017/06/24/sally-epilogue/
  4. https://coldhandboyack.wordpress.com/2017/06/23/taskmaster/
  5. https://legendsofwindemere.com/2017/06/22/protecting-bedlam-best-savages-for-the-job-part-3/
  6. http://johnwhowell.com/2017/06/22/thursday-a-little-personal-40/

 

Poetry:

  1. https://johnwhowell.com/2017/06/23/friday-john-aka-tgif/

 

Indie:

  1. http://selfpublishingadvice.org/binge-writing-vs-regular-writing/ Do you adhere to a steady word count or go for broke? Lately, I’ve been averaging five to six pages a day longhand. I just let go and it happens.
  2. http://selfpublishingadvice.org/self-publishing-news-the-whole-picture/ Amazon and Whole Foods, digital sales, and more.
  3. https://www.thebookdesigner.com/2017/06/book-promotion-do-this-not-that-june-2017/ Are bestselling books getting shorter?
  4. https://stacitroilo.wordpress.com/2017/06/23/author-inspiration-writing-links-3/ This week’s links. Story Empire.
  5. https://smorgasbordinvitation.wordpress.com/2017/06/23/smorgasbord-writer-in-residence-the-gospel-truth-by-paul-andruss/ Christian history?
  6. https://coldhandboyack.wordpress.com/2017/06/24/tuning-up-a-manuscript/

 

Craft:

  1. https://janefriedman.com/people-ask-for-help-but-who-deserves-it/ Do you try to help other writers? I do as much as I can. So far, I haven’t had to turn away anyone. I hope that continues to be true when I’m “successful.”
  2. http://writershelpingwriters.net/2017/06/character-motivation-entry-escaping-a-dangerous-life-one-doesnt-want/ For ex. Retiring as an assassin.
  3. http://www.livewritethrive.com/2017/06/22/how-mindfulness-makes-you-a-better-writer/ Let things go.
  4. https://killzoneblog.com/2017/06/the-big-five-no-nos-to-querying-a-literary-agent.html Read the instructions.
  5. http://kriswrites.com/2017/06/21/business-musings-brand-loyalty-1-brandingdiscoverability/ You want brand loyalty not customer loyalty. Find out why.
  6. http://blog.janicehardy.com/2010/07/feedback-frenzy.html Do whatever it takes to make it a better story.

 

Other:

  1. http://mollydcampbell.com/index.php/2017/06/dads/
  2. http://writershelpingwriters.net/2017/06/character-motivation-thesaurus-entry-avoiding-financial-ruin/ How the character might deal with this: downsizing one’s home.
  3. http://authorkristenlamb.com/2014/06/what-exactly-does-facebook-friend-mean-the-good-the-bad-the-ugly/ I haven’t been on FB all that much the past year with all the horribleness. I’m trying to get on a little more now but steer clear of certain posts. I could “unfriend” the person/s but not everything they say/do bothers me and I still like many of them.
  4. http://sethgodin.typepad.com/seths_blog/2017/06/a-professional-stumbler.html You learn how to do the important stuff by doing it.
  5. https://nicholasrossis.wordpress.com/2017/06/23/author-feature-jan-sikes/ True stories.
  6. https://ravereviewsbynonniejules.wordpress.com/2017/06/23/wendyjaynescott-in-whos-on-the-shelf-with-nonnie-jules-rrbc/
  7. https://princessofthelight.wordpress.com/2017/06/23/having-a-bad-friday-realize-tomorrowll-be-better-inspiration-fridayfeeling-stress/ Better day.
  8. https://thesilenteye.co.uk/2017/06/24/the-wyrm-and-the-wyrd-time-travel/ Time travel.
  9. https://jolenemottern.com/2017/06/23/plant-people/ I prefer the shade as well!
  10. https://juantetcts.wordpress.com/2017/06/23/daily-post-129/
  11. https://larawillard.com/2017/06/23/task-list-trello-board/ Need your task list organized?
  12. https://thestoryreadingapeblog.com/2017/06/24/just-when-you-think-you-have-seen-everything/ Check out the lion and its claw.
  13. http://www.thepassivevoice.com/2017/06/the-reading-habits-of-highly-successful-people/ This is why I believe reading is SO important to a writer. I think it helps so much with the story clicking in your mind. You start recognizing while your reading the various plot points those who teach point out.
  14. http://writersinthestormblog.com/2017/06/how-writing-is-like-golf/ Learn from others.
  15. https://donmassenzio.wordpress.com/2017/06/23/jokes-about-amazon-buying-whole-foods/ Some fun.
  16. https://cmblackwood.wordpress.com/2017/06/22/twitter-tip/ Have you done this?
  17. http://bloodredpencil.blogspot.com/2017/06/writers-famous-infamous-and-just-plain.html The Indie life.

 

 

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