Writing Links…7/3/17

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Writing Links…7/3/17

Traci Kenworth



  1. https://legendsofwindemere.com/2017/06/28/7-tips-to-writing-bards-in-fiction/ Put some flash and flowers to the description.
  2. http://storitorigrace.blogspot.com/2017/07/comic-relief-characters-101.html Are your comic relief characters doing more?



  1. http://www.adventuresinyapublishing.com/2017/06/yallfest-announces-keynote-authors-for.html Are you going to YAllFest in Nov.?
  2. http://avajae.blogspot.com/2017/06/discussion-halfway-through-2017-check-in.html What are your goals for the rest of the year? Mine is to finish TA and start a new YA project GW. I still have to edit my historical as well as get my beta back for my current YA project MF. More about this later.
  3. http://www.brenda-drake.com/2017/06/day-39-part-2-pitch-wars-query-1st-page-workshop-mentors-julia-nobel-veronica-bartles/
  4. http://www.talesoftheravenousreader.com/2017/06/on-topic-of-sequels-broodybff-challenge.html How do you feel about sequels?


Romance/Women’s Fiction:

  1. http://romanceuniversity.org/2017/06/30/the-recipe-for-romance-novel-ragu-by-staci-troilo/ It’s all in the sauce.



  1. https://stevelaube.com/write-better-novels/ Deep p.o.v.
  2. http://www.novelrocket.com/2017/06/five-things-ive-learned-writing-series.html Characters should grow but remain flawed. Good advice. If there’s no flaws, the story would be over.
  3. http://www.booksandsuch.com/blog/what-is-speculative-fiction/ Do you write speculative?



  1. http://englishhistoryauthors.blogspot.com/2017/06/middle-littleton-tithe-barn.html Used to store tithes for church.
  2. http://www.theresahuppauthor.com/blog/2017/06/28/did-the-oregon-trail-emigrants-really-circle-their-wagons/ Was a circle practical for wagon trains?
  3. http://englishhistoryauthors.blogspot.com/2017/07/the-war-of-1812-british-canadian-victory.html War of 1812.



  1. http://www.thisishorror.co.uk/tih-152-philip-fracassi-on-writing-quickly-the-lovecraft-ezine-and-best-writing-advice/ Tips on writing high-quality fiction quickly.
  2. http://www.thisishorror.co.uk/look-out-for-paperbacks-from-hell-a-history-of-horror-fiction-from-the-70s-and-80s-by-grady-hendrix/ Books worth a look.
  3. http://www.thisishorror.co.uk/category/podcast/ Earliest memories of art and illustration. Nick Gucker.
  4. http://www.thisishorror.co.uk/tih-154-nick-gucker-on-advice-for-artists-yokai-and-conventions/
  5. https://teripolen.com/2017/06/30/interview-at-jessica-scotts-blog-horror-ya/ Some insight into Teri’s writing process. I’ve recently come to outlines as well but I can still get pulled from them on occasion, sometimes for the better.



  1. http://annerallen.com/2017/06/6-fantasies-stop-writing-success-fight-back/ The Hot shot agent.
  2. https://margotkinberg.wordpress.com/2017/06/30/its-certainly-a-thrill/ All about Margot’s writing.
  3. https://kobowritinglife.com/2017/06/29/kobo-writing-life-podcast-episode-86-catherine-coulter/ How she was inspired by her sister to write her first romantic suspense novel.


Short Stories/Anthologies/Novella/Comics:

  1. https://johnwhowell.com/2017/06/28/11860/ Harriet and Alice—together again?
  2. https://stacitroilo.wordpress.com/2017/06/28/sunny-day/ A relationship.
  3. https://coldhandboyack.wordpress.com/2017/06/30/some-success/ Where are you at on your goals this weekend? I hope to keep going on TA and work on my next planned goal: Pitch Wars.
  4. https://donmassenzio.wordpress.com/2017/07/01/extra-innings-part-38/ A bad turn.
  5. https://legendsofwindemere.com/2017/06/29/protecting-bedlam-injustice-served-with-coleslaw-part-3/



  1. https://juantetcts.wordpress.com/2017/06/28/daily-post-132/ LOVE the line about the stars!
  2. https://chimerapoetry.wordpress.com/2017/06/28/obstacle-course/
  3. http://johnwhowell.com/2017/06/30/friday-johnku-aka-tgif-97/
  4. https://vashtiqvega.wordpress.com/2017/06/30/haiku-friday-ember-flame/



  1. https://www.thebookdesigner.com/2017/06/top-7-tools-creativity/ Writer’s Journal. I think this is one of my best tools. I keep them beside me at night for that instant I wake up with a thread of a story. I also use them to plot out my stories, do character studies.
  2. https://selfpublishingadvice.org/is-self-publishing-vanity/ I don’t think it’s vanity. To me, vanity is someone in a publishing position taking advantage of said writer.
  3. https://selfpublishingadvice.org/is-it-time-to-evolve-your-author-website/ Have you freshened up your website lately?
  4. https://indiereader.com/2017/06/largest-self-published-author-survey-ever-bookbaby/ How long should you hold on to a story? I, too, have to break myself of the over-polish temptation.
  5. https://nicholasrossis.wordpress.com/2017/06/29/app-feature-presenting-booksprout/ Want a way to keep track of reviews?
  6. http://www.fromthemixedupfiles.com/2017/06/indie-spotlight-read-me-children/ Books arranged bottom to top by age. I think this would be a great idea all around. Keep the books at the readers level.



  1. https://janefriedman.com/advice-to-pursue-your-passion/ Do you wonder if it’s passion that makes you pursue writing? For me, it’s the magic of creating something from nothing that keeps me going. Even if no one reads a word I write, I would still do it. It’s not a lost cause to me. I do hope to eventually have readers for my stories. That’s another reason I work at my craft: to make things better.
  2. http://writershelpingwriters.net/2017/07/character-motivation-thesaurus-entry-reconciling-with-an-estranged-family-member/ Have you used this motivation with a character? How did it work out?
  3. https://nicholasrossis.wordpress.com/2017/07/01/market-your-book-for-the-right-age/ Good to know!
  4. https://chasingthecrazies.wordpress.com/2017/06/30/quite-the-query-may-bridges-and-killing-june/ A look.
  5. http://writersinthestormblog.com/2017/06/the-not-so-funny-truth-about-writing-humor/ Funny is in the eye of the beholder.



  1. http://www.publishingcrawl.com/2017/06/30/how-i-balance-writing-with-having-a-day-job-or-coping-with-not-having-superpowers/ How do you balance things? I take it one day at a time, doing the most important thing first: writing ideally. Some days though, other things come up but lately I’ve found myself writing in spurts when I do get back to things. Then to unwind, I work on these blog posts in spare time but most of the time, I end up binging on posts on a Friday night and Sat.
  2. https://maeclair.net/2017/06/28/just-for-fun-musicgroups/ What were your favorite bands? I liked country music but I did listen to rock as well. Nowadays, I listen to country, classic rock, and Christian music. I love to sing and I know quite a lot of songs by my favorites.
  3. https://journeytoambeth.com/2017/06/28/wednesday-wander-space-needle-seattle/ Some sites.
  4. https://scvincent.com/2017/06/29/the-wyrm-and-the-wyrd-i-am-not-a-number/ More adventures. I’ve been fascinated by stone circles since reading Outlander by Diana Gabaldon.
  5. https://smorgasbordinvitation.wordpress.com/2017/06/29/smorgasbord-guest-writer-the-bitter-truth-about-a-sweet-tooth-by-julie-lawford/ Has sugar got a hold on you?
  6. http://sethgodin.typepad.com/seths_blog/2017/06/four-ways-to-improve-customer-service.html Big or small company, it doesn’t matter.
  7. https://phsolomon.com/2017/06/29/scrivener-the-essential-writing-tool/ How does Scrivener help you?
  8. https://nailyournovel.wordpress.com/2017/06/30/some-of-the-best-lyrical-storytelling-ive-ever-heard-the-undercover-soundtrack-victoria-dougherty/ Some of the best storytellers? I think they can be, yes.
  9. http://www.thepassivevoice.com/2017/06/the-opening-as-part-of-the-closing-of-the-deal/ Are we getting less attentive? The first pages are crucial these days.
  10. https://jessicabakkers.com/2017/07/01/personal-growth/ When do you think you grow the most?
  11. https://smorgasbordinvitation.wordpress.com/2017/07/01/the-black-bitch-and-other-tales-the-last-public-execution-by-geoff-cronin/ I’m glad I didn’t live during this era. I know that some criminals get sentenced to death, but I wouldn’t be one to want to watch such.
  12. https://scvincent.com/2017/07/01/the-wyrm-and-the-wyrd-in-search-of-breakfast/ Beautiful pics!
  13. https://jolenemottern.com/2017/06/30/you-waited-weird-weeks-longest-post/ College days.
  14. https://thestoryreadingapeblog.com/2017/07/01/filter-words-and-phrases-to-avoid-in-writing-fiction/ Words to watch for.
  15. https://stacitroilo.wordpress.com/2017/06/30/author-inspiration-writing-links-4/ Links for the week.


24 thoughts on “Writing Links…7/3/17

  1. Hi Tracy,
    I know Debby and John.
    I found you on Sally’s site. I teach history and I love sci-fi so this list is perfect for me. Thank you for compiling it. It must’ve taken you a long time from the looks of the length of the list.

    Liked by 1 person

    1. It does take a while. This week was a short list actually with the holiday, I didn’t get a chance to do as much. I usually work on the lists throughout the week and schedule them on Sun. Thanks, for stopping by! And glad to be able to be of help.

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