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Writing Links…7/24/17


Writing Links…7/24/17

Traci Kenworth



  1. Is your character from Taiwan? Here’s some ideas.
  2. Links for the week.
  3. Take joy in writing. I had to start writing my stories longhand to get past the block of a computer page. There’s something about having a pen in hand that makes those words flow!
  4. What’s the best way to a zombie out of a house?
  5. Cassidy and Lloyd in trouble.



  1. A prestige award.
  2. The hard truth is: there is none. You just have to: play with the story until you get it down. Practice, practice, practice. Don’t give up.
  3. ALL YA categories of contemporary, historical, magic realism, and mystery and thriller.
  4. There are only so many slots. I know this. As do others. All we can do is put our best effort forward and know that no matter how things turn out, it doesn’t mean we’ve failed.
  5. Do you fast draft a project? I’m not particularly “fast” at anything other than polishing a story, lol.
  6. Perks of patreon. Do you have one of these?+


Romance/Women’s Fiction:

  1. It’s good to get away sometimes.
  2. Saying goodbye to characters you’ve spent years with.
  3. Shoes?
  4. Best paranormal romance two years in a row.
  5. Writing culinary mysteries.
  6. Some things to look for to get your pitches ready.



  1. God’s opens the doors to our calling, we need only follow.
  2. Questions?
  3. The best ways to get an agent? Meet them at conferences or get a referral.
  4. For me, it was Stand by Me by Stephen King. I’d always written in secret before this movie. This is what made me want to be a writer.
  5. Do you recalculate if you go off course of your outline? If it’s something I feel would benefit the story, I follow the thread and rework it into my outline. I don’t do rigid outlines. However, if something doesn’t work, I return to the point where I brought it in and tear it out.
  6. Plot out the middle before you write it, an agent suggests.



  1. How to lands came to be transferred and more.
  2. Sometimes the author thinks history got it wrong.
  3. Have you been to one?
  4. Post Roman Celtic life.
  5. Meant to be?



  1. The babysitting job from hell: Annabelle: Creation.
  2. The fourth and final installment.
  3. Who are you?
  4. Getting your mojo back.
  5. In memory.
  6. Halloween in August.



  1. Interesting history of a town.
  2. Is dictation the way to go?
  3. This house is designed for murder.
  4. Researching the little things.
  5. A scary prospect.


Short Stories/Anthologies/Novella/Comics:

  1. Young and in love.
  2. Tragedy strikes.
  3. Wrong way.
  4. The mermaid’s story.
  5. Successful tour.



  1. Three gates.
  3. Frozen in a pose.
  4. The wall.



  1. Top 10 Indie blogs for the year.
  2. Fear is the motivator of every author. Can you become published? Can you STAY published? Etc.
  3. Are there rules meant to be broken? Some of the biggest names did.
  4. You have to press on.
  5. Making sure the covers go together in a series.
  6. Will we throw the old over for the new?



  1. Do you have to use social media? No. Guest post for others.
  2. Should you use a brand name to avoid reader betrayal?
  3. Choose from 3 areas: fear, anger, and strong traits.
  4. Team effort.
  5. Clichés to avoid.
  6. Every character should have an impact on your MC.



  1. Music brought the story together for this writer.
  2. I have no problem with a male author writing as a female or a woman author writing as a man.
  3. What fuels your stories?
  4. Pre-queries are a waste. Just send the query.
  5. Time for change.
  6. Facts are facts but images resonate.
  7. Three main kinds of irony.
  8. Having trouble with a marketing newsletter?
  9. Failed experiments to avoid.
  10. Guilt trip.
  11. Working with Scrivener. I’m still working my way through the tutorial. I haven’t had the time to do it justice yet.
  13. The problem with insurance today.
  17. She’s back!
  19. This applies after the writing is over. Learning how to have fun in your writing. That’s what sells.
  20. A day of diversion.



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

39 thoughts on “Writing Links…7/24/17

    1. Thank you, Sally! I really appreciate it! Some weeks I work harder than others to get as many links in as possible. With Pitchwars around the corner, entry anyways, right now it’s choosing mentor’s time, it’s hard to do.

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