Writing Links 7/31/17

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Writing Links…7/31/17

Traci Kenworth

 

Fantasy/Dystopian/UF/Paranormal/SF:

  1. http://www.magicalwords.net/roundup/magical-words-link-roundup-7-27-2017/ Links for the week.
  2. https://legendsofwindemere.com/2017/07/28/ichabod-brooks-a-character-with-a-long-and-mysterious-past/ A puzzle that you discover as the story evolves.
  3. https://www.amwritingfantasy.com/interview-karen-tomlinson/ Red warrior series.
  4. http://storitorigrace.blogspot.com/2017/07/how-to-prevent-writers-block-and-how-i.html Just do a little bit. This works for me. If I can just get one sentence down, I let that sentence build till the next writing time and then I might only do a paragraph but often times more. And I’m good to go!
  5. https://saraletourneauwriter.com/2017/07/27/happiness-july-2017/
  6. http://accrispin.blogspot.com/2017/07/infringement-by-galaktika-magazine.html Agreement reached.

 

MG/YA:

  1. http://scbwimithemitten.blogspot.com/2017/07/grammar-guru-janet-ruth-heller.html Back to the basics.
  2. http://www.adventuresinyapublishing.com/2017/07/ann-aguirre-author-of-vanguard-on.html Writing a companion novel.
  3. https://chasingthecrazies.wordpress.com/2017/07/28/quite-the-query-cindy-baldwin-and-where-the-watermelons-grow/ MG query.
  4. http://middlegrademafia.com/2017/07/28/what-is-middle-grade/ Loosely written for ages 8 to 12.
  5. http://www.adventuresinyapublishing.com/2017/07/alexandra-sirowy-author-of-first-we.html Inspirations can come back years later to fit into a story.
  6. http://yatopia.blogspot.com/2017/07/guestopia-multi-published-author-karen.html What part of writing do you find the easiest?

 

Romance/Women’s Fiction:

  1. http://www.superauthors.com/2017/07/tell-orlando-hello-for-me.html Anyone headed to Orlando for RWA?
  2. http://www.publishingcrawl.com/2017/07/27/pubcrawl-podcast-archetypes-romance-narratives/ Romance narratives.
  3. http://romanceuniversity.org/2017/07/28/pacing-can-make-or-break-your-story-with-maggie-toussaint/ Four points of pacing.
  4. http://www.rubyslipperedsisterhood.com/check-in-from-rwa-2017-orlando/ The Rubies at RWA.
  5. http://romanceuniversity.org/2017/07/26/conflict-avoid-the-easy-route-by-julie-sturgeon/ Personal conflicts needed.
  6. http://www.rubyslipperedsisterhood.com/when-did-you-know-you-wanted-to-be-an-author/ I was just a year-and-a-half into college. I’d always written stories but didn’t know I could do this as a career until said movie inspired me.

 

Christian:

  1. https://stevelaube.com/happens-agency-proposal-send/ A query’s journey to one agent from beginning to end.
  2. http://www.novelrocket.com/2017/07/3-tips-for-beginning-writers.html Pay attention to where God is directing you.
  3. https://stevelaube.com/say-real-life-key-social-media-success/ Would you say that in real life? I try to avoid politics, etc. on social media. It’s not worth the bad feelings.
  4. http://www.novelrocket.com/2017/07/yet-another-tip-on-how-to-write-great.html Did you do your research?
  5. http://www.booksandsuch.com/blog/learn-love-reading/ Reading to your children.
  6. http://lafreeland.com/2017/07/24/dont-stay-shallow/ Dive deep.

 

Historical:

  1. http://englishhistoryauthors.blogspot.com/2017/07/the-overshadowed-brother.html English Civil War.
  2. https://awriterofhistory.com/2017/07/27/digging-deep-and-finding-the-gem-by-paul-feenstra/ History is about the untold story.
  3. http://www.theresahuppauthor.com/blog/2017/07/26/postage-costs-in-the-1840s/ $11.46 to send a letter from the West Coast to the East Coast back then. Wow!
  4. http://englishhistoryauthors.blogspot.com/2017/07/lady-spy.html Who was Jane Drummond?

 

Scary:

  1. http://www.thisishorror.co.uk/tih-158-andy-davidson-on-vampires-in-fiction-daily-habits-and-best-writing-advice/ Do you write vampires?
  2. http://terribleminds.com/ramble/2017/07/28/when-authors-talk-on-twitter-slasher-movie-edition/ Blood in the woods.
  3. http://www.thisishorror.co.uk/tih-157-andy-davidson-on-in-the-valley-of-the-sun-childhood-memories-and-writing-motivation/ Writing motivation.

 

Mystery/Thriller/Suspense:

  1. http://annerallen.com/2017/07/writers-block-and-depression/ Ways to combat writer’s block. Also, it’s connection to depression. As I’ve said before, when I’m feeling no inspiration usually it’s because I’ve taken a wrong turn with my characters or I need to take a break and watch something or more importantly, READ. P.S. I don’t believe you have to write every day, but regular sessions do help.
  2. https://killzoneblog.com/2017/07/playing-it-by-ear.html Topics to write about?
  3. https://margotkinberg.wordpress.com/2017/07/28/the-shocking-truth-about-sleuths/ What if tabloids got interested in sleuths?
  4. https://margotkinberg.wordpress.com/2017/07/27/standing-on-my-own-two-feet/ Can a secondary character take over a new series?
  5. https://killzoneblog.com/2017/07/kindle-scout-step-inside-for-a-tour.html Is the kindle-scout program worth it?
  6. https://donmassenzio.wordpress.com/2017/07/26/how-does-one-decide-what-to-write-about/ I have projects waiting in the background but sometimes a new one wins out. I usually pray about it and go in the direction I feel led.

 

Short stories/Anthologies/Novella/Comics:

  1. https://richardankers.com/2017/07/29/six-word-stories-he-tried/ She wept.
  2. https://jessicabakkers.com/2017/07/29/salvation-writephoto/ Bloodthirsty blade.
  3. https://johnwhowell.com/2017/07/28/guest-blogger-john-howell/ The audition.
  4. https://cmblackwood.wordpress.com/2017/07/28/the-vampire-elf-queen/ Queen Ivory.
  5. https://rebeccahowiebooks.wordpress.com/2017/07/26/writing-prompt-wednesday-46/
  6. https://johnwhowell.com/2017/07/26/wednesday-story-day-aka-hump-day-128/

 

Poetry:

  1. https://vashtiqvega.wordpress.com/2017/07/28/haiku-friday-fate-make/
  2. https://erikakind.me/2017/07/28/haiku-not-with-me/
  3. https://doctorly.wordpress.com/2017/07/28/enlightenment/ More fear.
  4. https://babieslifefamilygoodfood.wordpress.com/2017/07/27/thursday-treat-1/
  5. https://erikakind.me/2017/07/28/friday-song-3/
  6. https://twodropsofink.com/2017/07/26/poetry-break-by-anwer-ghani-2/ The escape from emotion.

 

Indie:

  1. https://janefriedman.com/self-publishing-debut-literary-novel/ I have to say, I don’t agree book bloggers are dead or simply not reviewing like they used to. I suppose it would depend on the blogger, but there are plenty I know that review often. In my own case, I select from Netgalley and my own buys or those that I win in contests. I do sometimes get offered copies from authors or publishers for review as well.
  2. https://www.thebookdesigner.com/2017/07/e-book-cover-design-awards-june-2017/ June submissions.
  3. https://selfpublishingadvice.org/how-to-get-your-selfpub-books-into-bookstores/ Have you gotten your book into bookstores?
  4. https://thestoryreadingapeblog.com/2017/07/28/editing-101-48-using-quotes-in-your-book-and-research-tips-part-1-link-required/ Research and quotes. My first book, I did a lot of quotes and passages from books such as The Bible. Honestly, I wanted to imitate other authors I read who quoted from various books. Now, I tend to make my own quotes from a character or make-believe book.
  5. https://legendsofwindemere.com/2017/07/26/it-takes-a-village-to-launch-a-book/ Reaching out. Talk to others. I find authors friendly and welcoming.
  6. http://kriswrites.com/2017/07/26/business-musings-expand-your-target-audience-2-slow-growth-brandingdiscoverability/

 

Craft:

  1. http://www.livewritethrive.com/2017/07/27/practical-ways-to-tackle-self-doubt/ Practice makes perfect.
  2. http://blog.janicehardy.com/2017/07/producing-your-books-in-audio-part.html Things to listen for.
  3. http://blog.janicehardy.com/2010/02/did-i-just-say-that.html Ways to introduce conflict.
  4. http://authorkristenlamb.com/2017/07/how-to-unlock-raw-power-write-stories-readers-love/ Those who have great power and lose it or and those who find power at great cost.
  5. http://writersinthestormblog.com/2017/07/how-to-make-a-grand-opening/ Five steps.
  6. http://nicholasrossis.me/2017/07/27/rrbc-rave-waves-blogtalkradio-behind-the-pen-with-nicholas-rossis/ Emotional beats and more.

 

Other:

  1. http://www.thepassivevoice.com/2017/07/most-people-dream/ I LOVE this! This is exactly what I feel I do. I start a dream in my sleep sometimes and then when I set down to write, it continues. Before I know it, the time is up and another day’s work is done.
  2. http://writershelpingwriters.net/2017/07/character-motivation-entry-avoiding-certain-death/ A powerful motivator in fiction (and life)!
  3. http://sethgodin.typepad.com/seths_blog/2017/07/my-side-right-or-wrong.html It’s not them or us. It’s us.
  4. https://jenanita01.com/2017/07/28/my-rug-cleaning-fiasco/ Mistakes can teach us a lot.
  5. https://nicholasrossis.wordpress.com/2017/07/29/the-value-of-money-around-the-world/ A look at what your money can get you.
  6. https://juantetcts.wordpress.com/2017/07/29/daily-post-159/ Beauty comes from leaving bad times behind.
  7. https://jolenemottern.com/2017/07/28/brouhaha/ Percolating coffee.
  8. https://smorgasbordinvitation.wordpress.com/2017/07/29/the-black-bitch-and-other-tales-street-musicians-and-snippets/ Street musicians.
  9. https://scvincent.com/2017/07/29/the-wyrm-and-the-wyrd-imps-and-crosses/ Two crosses.
  10. http://www.flyingwrestler.com/2017/07/dude-with-a-problem/ The most misunderstood of the ten genres in The Save the Cat series.
  11. https://kerrymckim.com/2017/07/28/kind-of-grateful/ A good husband.
  12. https://amylsauder.wordpress.com/2017/07/27/sometimes-you-dont-need-skill/
  13. https://jessicabakkers.com/2017/07/28/friday-funnies-sassy-pet-edition/
  14. https://smorgasbordinvitation.wordpress.com/2017/07/28/tales-from-the-garden-molliethe-duchess-coleman-october-5th-2017-july-28th-2012/ Beautiful flowers.
  15. https://journeytoambeth.com/2017/07/27/new-week-new-writing-leaf/ You can’t force things.
  16. https://stacitroilo.wordpress.com/2017/07/28/author-inspiration-writing-links-7/ Links for the week.
  17. http://bloodredpencil.blogspot.com/2017/07/im-yankee-doodle-dandy.html Independent? Team player? Can you be both?
  18. https://thepbsblog.com/2017/07/27/90s-throwback-thursday-jams-i-miss-you-aaron-hall/
  19. https://storyempire.com/2017/07/26/wicked-words/ Problem words.
  20. https://colleenchesebro.com/2017/07/26/doubts-a-haibun/

 

 

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