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Writing Links 8/14/17


Writing Links 8/14/17

Traci Kenworth



  1. Meet Cohen.
  2. A fourth grade Guardian of the Galaxy.
  3. Do you like your characters with sass and snark? Or prefer wisdom? I prefer the wisdom. Not that I don’t have sassy characters at time, but the wise ones tend to be easier to handle.
  4. Very few things are black and white, our fiction shouldn’t be either.
  5. Fantasy series.



  1. Writing retreat.
  2. Do you step into your character’s shoes?
  3. How girl power is moving books.
  4. What we can learn about writing.
  5. Learn your business.
  6. On writing on maternity leave.


Romance/Women’s Fiction:

  2. Needed this after storm damage last week!
  3. It’s grit that makes you succeed.



  1. Communication with your agent is important!
  2. Steps on how to bring the emotions into your scenes.
  3. Make writing a habit.
  4. You have to gut the book and rewrite, rewrite, rewrite.
  5. You’re story is unique to you and will be gone unless you write it.



  1. Women of the 1890s were not as simple as we assume.
  2. History of inheritance.
  3. Hired by rank men to commit theft, extortion, and murder.



  1. Planning stories.
  2. Ten year writing hiatus.
  3. Worst writing advice ever.
  4. Links and visiting a ghost town.
  5. Need to figure how much to write each day? I don’t do this myself. I just go as far as I can and then chalk it up to a day from 7 to 10 a.m. This is not to say I’m not working on something writing-related after that, but the writing’s done during that time unless there’s an apt. that comes up and then I do it as soon as I return.



  1. I think #1 should be to help readers get to know you so they can decide if they’d like to buy your book.
  2. Don’t judge reservations based on the stereotypes of another.
  3. Writing mysteries for children.


Short Stories/Anthologies/Novella/Comics:

  1. Some stories need to spill out, the short form is helpful for this.
  2. Research sirens. A good idea?
  5. Salmon and hazelnuts.
  6. Three halves.



  2. Sometimes a book should be written like poetry. This is interesting to me, I should maybe try this someday.
  3. Last sunset.
  5. Change your thought.



  1. Do you take your book with you?
  2. Ways to turn a word doc into epub.
  3. How to use it to allow readers to find books they want.
  4. Amazon drops the hammer if there’s a question of exclusivity or some bug.
  5. He invested $20k in his book. Too steep for my budget.
  6. Summer reads.
  7. Advice on injuries by a paramedic.



  1. A clear statement of what you write.
  2. Who’s at the center of your story?
  3. How to prepare a character for this.
  4. Choose the plain over the fancy.



  1. Things to consider in contracts.
  2. Who to consider.
  3. I like real. I have to Rose of Shannara trees in my front yard. I had to tie one up off the ground after the storm, so I’m hoping to save it. My grandpa had these bushes in his yard and I got mine from my mom.
  4. Perfect when you’re writing with a team.
  7. No back door to the industry.
  12. Are we a nation obsessed with binging and purging?
  13. How to get adopted.




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

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