Writing Links 8/21/17

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Writing Links…8/21/17

Traci Kenworth

 

Fantasy/Dystopian/UF/Paranormal/SF:

  1. http://storitorigrace.blogspot.com/2017/08/so-your-character-is-from-portugal.html
  2. https://fantasyhandbook.wordpress.com/2017/08/15/phils-ten-commandments-of-writing-after-henry-miller/ I find I can edit one book while writing another. Occasionally, I write two stories at once but one is almost always dominant.
  3. http://colleenchesebro.com/2017/08/15/solar-eclipse-folklore-myths-and-superstitions-old-farmers-almanac/ What the eclipse meant to people long ago.
  4. https://www.amwritingfantasy.com/interview-ev-jones/ Meet fantasy writer E.V. Jones.
  5. https://legendsofwindemere.com/2017/08/16/7-tips-to-using-swords-freebie-is-to-avoid-sword-puns/ Things to consider about swords.
  6. https://colleenchesebro.com/2017/08/17/fairies-myths-magic-author-spotlight-guest-posts-the-charcoal-nomads-by-richard-ankers/ Story about the charcoal nomads.

 

MG/YA:

  1. https://blog.nathanbransford.com/2017/08/redesign.html Reinventing the blog.
  2. http://avajae.blogspot.com/2017/08/vlog-4-tips-for-keeping-yourself.html Keeping yourself accountable. Only you know if you really work on your manuscript. If it’s important to you, you’ll find time. Just don’t ignore those around you while you do.
  3. http://www.adventuresinyapublishing.com/2017/08/as-world-falls-down-by-colleen-houck.html Worldbuilding with David Bowie.
  4. http://avajae.blogspot.com/2017/08/discussion-how-often-do-you-write.html At the moment, I’m on a hiatus, waiting to find out about Pitchwars. Since I think I’m past the time to get requests, I’ve been doing a lot of research into biblical history for my next YA story, TGW. I plan to work on an outline here and begin writing next week.
  5. http://www.brenda-drake.com/2017/08/pitch-wars-works-wild-cards-secret-mentors/ Secret mentors for some lucky mentees.
  6. http://scbwimithemitten.blogspot.com/2017/08/building-empathy-in-broken-world.html We as authors need to reach out to others.

 

Romance/Women’s Fiction:

  1. http://romanceuniversity.org/2017/08/18/upbeat-authors-by-trish-milburn/ Putting positivity to work.
  2. http://www.rubyslipperedsisterhood.com/tba-51/ Wearing your heart on your sleeve.
  3. http://www.rubyslipperedsisterhood.com/which-potion-would-you-choose/ None of them because you’d just have new problems.
  4. http://romanceuniversity.org/2017/08/15/get-bang-for-your-buck-with-regional-conferences-1-connecticut-fiction-fest-2017/ Places to go for the real-world networking.
  5. http://www.rubyslipperedsisterhood.com/high-concept-what-does-it-mean/ Ways to get to know authors.

 

Christian:

  1. http://www.novelrocket.com/2017/08/3-steps-to-overcome-idea-hoarding.html
  2. https://stevelaube.com/writing-thoughtful-books/ Don’t assume one type of writing is better than the other. Genre and literary appeal to different readers, they shouldn’t be an either/or. Some readers devour everything.
  3. http://www.novelrocket.com/2017/08/you-might-need-to-wake-up.html What dreams are you waiting on?
  4. http://www.booksandsuch.com/blog/when-your-agent-lets-you-go/ What letting go may mean.
  5. http://www.booksandsuch.com/blog/marketing-remember-writing-business/ How much do you invest in your book?

 

Historical:

  1. http://englishhistoryauthors.blogspot.com/2017/08/beowulf-mound-and-dragon.html Rite of passage.
  2. https://awriterofhistory.com/2017/08/17/favourite-wwi-novels/ Top six novels.
  3. https://awriterofhistory.com/2017/08/15/all-in-the-name-of-research-by-claire-scobie/ Where our writing takes us.

 

Scary:

  1. http://thewarriormuse.blogspot.com/2017/08/the-dead-rich-more-georgetown-photos.html
  2. http://www.briankeene.com/2017/08/17/massachusetts-signing-october/ Come and meet.
  3. http://www.thisishorror.co.uk/tih-162-benjamin-percy-on-the-dark-net-thrill-me-essays-on-fiction-and-comic-book-writing/ Comic writing.
  4. http://www.thisishorror.co.uk/5-must-read-horror-articles-14-aug-2017/ Every Freddy kill in 60 seconds flat.

 

Mystery/Thrillers/Suspense:

  1. http://annerallen.com/2017/08/online-author-etiquette/ How to combat the bullies in cyberspace.
  2. https://killzoneblog.com/2017/08/summer-assignments.html Joyce, The Dubliners.
  3. https://margotkinberg.wordpress.com/2017/08/18/que-bonita-es-barcelona/ Writers and how we deal with the tragedy around us.
  4. https://colleenchesebro.com/2017/08/19/colleens-coming-attractions-announcing-the-launch-of-murder-at-the-bijou-three-ingredients-i-by-teagan-riordain-geneviene/ A serial story dealing with three ingredients.
  5. https://stacitroilo.wordpress.com/2017/08/18/author-inspiration-writing-links-10/
  6. https://killzoneblog.com/2017/08/dialogue-ten-ways-to-make-it-real.html Read writers who write good dialogue.

 

Short Stories/Anthologies/Novella/Comics:

  1. https://coldhandboyack.wordpress.com/2017/08/18/home-again-home-again-2/ Pinterest and writing.
  2. https://richardankers.com/2017/08/17/cometh-the-rain-part-3/ Infernal device.
  3. https://donmassenzio.wordpress.com/2017/08/19/saturday-short-story-no-pain-no-gain/ The Buff cuff.
  4. https://smorgasbordinvitation.wordpress.com/2017/08/19/milestones-along-the-way-the-tin-chapel-men-and-by-hook-or-by-crook-by-geoff-cronin/ The evils of drink.
  5. https://johnwhowell.com/2017/08/17/watch-rwisa-write-blog-tour-rwisa-rrbc-2/ A day off.
  6. https://kobowritinglife.com/2017/08/17/the-long-and-short-but-mostly-long-of-writing-short-stories/ Writing short stories gains you experience.

 

Poetry:

  1. https://jenanita01.com/2017/08/18/fantasy-midnighthaiku-2/ Unimagined worlds.
  2. https://babieslifefamilygoodfood.wordpress.com/2017/08/18/thursday-treat-4/ Gilded cage.
  3. https://juantetcts.wordpress.com/2017/08/18/solitary/
  4. https://vashtiqvega.wordpress.com/2017/08/18/haiku-friday-hope-stay/ Inner bird.
  5. https://johnwhowell.com/2017/08/18/watch-rwisa-write-blog-tour-d-l-flynn-rwisa-rrbc/
  6. https://erikakind.me/2017/08/18/daily-kind-quote-548/

 

Indie:

  1. https://www.thebookdesigner.com/2017/08/4-social-media-productivity-tips-authors/ Where to find your audience.\
  2. https://selfpublishingadvice.org/how-to-find-a-pa-and-how-they-help-indie-authors-build-their-self-publishing-careers/ Interested in virtual assistants?
  3. https://journeytoambeth.com/2017/08/18/a-mini-break/
  4. https://scvincent.com/2017/08/19/ancient-stories-2/
  5. https://legendsofwindemere.com/2017/08/18/meet-guest-author-miriam-drori/ Social anxiety.
  6. https://princessofthelight.wordpress.com/2017/08/18/dont-let-the-darkness-win-share-the-light-and-let-it-shine-inspiration-barcelona/ Such an important thing to do!
  7. https://kobowritinglife.com/2017/08/18/the-6-most-common-writing-mistakes-that-are-missed-when-editing/ Some editing info.

 

Craft:

  1. http://authorkristenlamb.com/2017/08/reading-and-writing-imaginary-books/ Fictional books within books.
  2. http://writersinthestormblog.com/2017/08/no-road-she-cant-travel/ The Hero’s Journey and The Virgin’s Promise.
  3. http://bloodredpencil.blogspot.com/2017/08/wondering-woman.html The secret to doing it all—slowing down and taking time for yourself.
  4. https://amylsauder.wordpress.com/2017/08/17/the-book-title-that-got-the-least-votes-but-wins/ Picking a title.
  5. http://writershelpingwriters.net/2017/08/character-motivation-entry-entering-a-competition-and-winning-it/
  6. https://nicholasrossis.wordpress.com/2017/08/19/emotional-beats-seafaring-and-a-review/ A good break-down of emotional material by Nicholas Rossis. I’m adding this to my copies of the Emotional Thesaurus and other Thesauruses by Angela Ackerman and Becca Pusili.

 

Other:

  1. https://janefriedman.com/6-common-sense-steps-secure-wordpress-website/ Couldn’t get these to work without buying the business plan which I don’t want to do—yet. Maybe they’ll help someone else though.
  2. http://www.thepassivevoice.com/2017/08/the-definitive-guide-to-seo-for-authors/ You need to build your audience.
  3. http://sethgodin.typepad.com/seths_blog/2017/08/faux-intimacy.html True connection.
  4. https://jenanita01.com/2017/08/17/an-exercise-for-the-mind/
  5. https://kerrymckim.com/2017/08/18/the-time-my-friends-ate-grasshoppers/ Authentic cuisine? Warning: bugs.
  6. https://thepbsblog.com/2017/08/18/black-history-fun-fact-friday-a-brief-history-of-race-riots-in-america/ A sad and horrifying history.
  7. http://mollydcampbell.com/index.php/2017/08/whats-new/ On getting older.
  8. http://www.thepassivevoice.com/2017/08/bookstores-are-booming-bookselling-as-a-second-career-is-too/ Looking for a new career?
  9. https://mytrainofthoughtson.wordpress.com/2017/08/18/where-in-ireland/ Do you know?
  10. https://jolenemottern.com/2017/08/18/food-flora-for-friday/ Sunflowers and an orb spider.
  11. https://phsolomon.com/2017/08/18/curated-content-for-writers-august-18/ Links this week.
  12. https://jessicabakkers.com/2017/08/18/infj-introversion-hilarity/ Some funnies.
  13. https://journeytoambeth.com/2017/08/17/thursday-doors-keepers-cottage-berkhamsted-castle/ Thursday doors.
  14. https://doctorly.wordpress.com/2017/08/17/thursday-thoughts-from-the-throne/ Potty writing.
  15. http://blog.janicehardy.com/2017/08/on-road-conflict-isnt-just-about.html There’s more to conflict than fighting.
  16. http://ingridsundberg.com/2017/08/17/got-new-job/ Dream job.
  17. http://accrispin.blogspot.com/2017/08/solicitation-and-plagiarism-alert.html Writer beware.
  18. https://thepbsblog.com/2017/08/17/throwback-thursday-jam-glenn-jones-here-we-go-again/
  19. http://www.publishingcrawl.com/2017/08/16/on-waiting-as-writers/ We spend a lot of time waiting.
  20. https://nailyournovel.wordpress.com/2017/08/16/things-fall-apart-hearts-rip-open-the-undercover-soundtrack-caroline-leavitt/ Music for inspiration.
  21. https://babieslifefamilygoodfood.wordpress.com/2017/08/16/complete-lunacy/

 

 

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