Writing Links…9/4/17

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Writing Links…9/4/17

Traci Kenworth

 

Fantasy/Dystopian/UF/Paranormal/SF:

  1. https://colleenchesebro.com/2017/08/27/the-main-problem-with-amazons-third-party-book-sellers-what-to-do-about-it-giselas-straigtforward-blog/ Do you have a problem with third-party-sellers undercutting your books?
  2. https://nicholasrossis.wordpress.com/2017/08/27/a-brief-guide-to-a-fantasy-arsenal/ Weapon guide.
  3. http://www.magicalwords.net/announce/come-see-us-at-dragoncon/ DragonCon schedule.
  4. https://legendsofwindemere.com/2017/08/26/goal-post-didnt-even-make-it-out-of-the-locker-room/
  5. http://storitorigrace.blogspot.com/2017/08/so-your-character-is-from-greece.html Things to know about Greece.
  6. https://fantasyhandbook.wordpress.com/2017/08/29/the-fantasy-authors-handbook-interview-mark-gottlieb/ Question and answer.

 

MG/YA:

  1. http://avajae.blogspot.com/2017/08/vlog-on-making-changes-part-way-through.html Avajae has a good point on continuing with the first draft after making a note on what to change. I do this. The story may change from what you envisioned but you can still bring the beginning back into things later.
  2. http://www.fromthemixedupfiles.com/2017/08/celebrate-book-birthdays/ Leaving reviews can help authors out. Won’t you consider doing so?
  3. http://www.adventuresinyapublishing.com/2017/08/caragh-m-obrien-author-of-keep-of-ages.html On anything that isn’t absolutely necessary, having to go.

 

Romance/Women’s Fiction:

 

Christian:

  1. http://www.novelrocket.com/2017/08/how-to-be-courageous-author.html Do what you’re afraid to.
  2. http://www.booksandsuch.com/blog/bad-advice-2/ Careful what you listen to.
  3. http://www.novelrocket.com/2017/09/treat-your-writing-professionally.html The biggest thing I can say to do: is to keep going. Even when you feel like there’s no future, keep the faith. One day, you’ll have stories to be proud of no matter where your journey takes you.
  4. https://stevelaube.com/books-not-mass-media/ Everyone is not an audience.
  5. https://stevelaube.com/writers-top-6-productivity-practices/
  6. http://www.booksandsuch.com/blog/writers-conferences-next-year/ Planning for next year? I heard about a local writer’s gathering at a library near me this month. I think I may go.

 

Historical:

  1. http://englishhistoryauthors.blogspot.com/2017/08/editors-weekly-round-up-august-27-2017.html Week’s posts.
  2. https://awriterofhistory.com/2017/08/29/historical-perspective-appealing-to-modern-readers/ Character is the bridge to the past.

 

Scary:

  1. https://authorsteveboseley.wordpress.com/2017/08/26/beginners-guide-to-email-lists/ Want to set up an email list?
  2. http://www.briankeene.com/2017/09/01/halloween-signing-pennsylvania/ House of DC signing.
  3. http://thewarriormuse.blogspot.com/2017/08/flowers-trains-and-mines-links.html More of Georgetown.
  4. http://www.thisishorror.co.uk/news-round-up-week-ending-1-september-2017/ Stranger Things.

 

Mystery/Thrillers/Suspense:

  1. https://killzoneblog.com/2017/08/a-prologue-primer.html Ways to use a prologue.
  2. https://margotkinberg.wordpress.com/2017/08/26/all-my-troubles-seemed-so-far-away/ The past catching up.
  3. http://annerallen.com/2017/08/create-idea-bank-block-that-block/ Need some ideas? They’re all around you!
  4. https://killzoneblog.com/2017/09/the-reward.html Climate change.
  5. https://margotkinberg.wordpress.com/2017/09/01/oh-the-joy-of-you-close-to-me/ The suspicious angle. Some great books suggested for tbr pile!

 

Short Stories/Anthologies/Novella/Comics:

  1. https://stacitroilo.wordpress.com/2017/08/26/go-away/ The writer’s dilemma.
  2. https://richardankers.com/2017/09/01/ghost-writer-16-2/ Scratching quill. LOVE this image! I can just see him poised over his desk, quill in hand.
  3. https://coldhandboyack.wordpress.com/2017/09/02/checking-in-3/ The numbers.
  4. https://smorgasbordinvitation.wordpress.com/2017/09/02/milestones-along-the-way-the-american-connection-by-geoff-cronin/

 

Poetry:

  1. http://richardankers.com/2017/08/26/broken-3/
  2. https://babieslifefamilygoodfood.wordpress.com/2017/08/27/sunday-morning-couplet-6/ Blades of grass.
  3. https://colleenchesebro.com/2017/08/27/how-to-write-a-tanka-poem-in-english/ Red and gold.
  4. https://babieslifefamilygoodfood.wordpress.com/2017/08/31/thursday-treat-6/ Joys of life.
  5. https://vashtiqvega.wordpress.com/2017/09/01/haiku-friday-pleasure-excite/ Blank pages.
  6. https://johnwhowell.com/2017/09/01/friday-john-ku-aka-tgif-12/

 

Indie:

  1. https://www.thebookdesigner.com/2017/08/self-publishing-carnival-of-the-indies-issue-83/ Indie info.
  2. https://thestoryreadingapeblog.com/2017/08/27/polarities-of-book-marketing-where-do-you-sit-on-the-scale/ Fast or slow?
  3. https://nicholasrossis.wordpress.com/2017/09/02/how-to-use-booklinker-and-twitter-the-right-way/ Meta tags.
  4. https://donmassenzio.wordpress.com/2017/09/01/throwback-thursday-5-mistakes-authors-make-on-social-media/ Don’t spam your book. This is a BIG problem on twitter. A lot of those I follow after they follow me, DM with a buy my book line. Don’t do this. Advertise your book on your blog and let word of mouth carry it forward. A tweet here and there is fine but no constant marketing on it, imo.
  5. https://www.thecreativepenn.com/2017/09/02/writing-for-children-fiction/ Have you found your niche yet?

 

Craft:

  1. https://www.helpingwritersbecomeauthors.com/7-ways-write-thematically-pertinent-antagonists/ Your antagonist may be more important than your protagonist.
  2. http://blog.janicehardy.com/2017/08/one-road-why-characters-need-choices-in.html If there’s no suffering, there’s no conflict.
  3. https://twodropsofink.com/2017/09/01/grammar-shorts-make-your-writing-better-using-these-3-suggestions/ One word of caution: not all to be verbs instances need to be eliminated. Sometimes was does the job, but not often.
  4. http://dankoboldt.com/matching-horses-fiction/?ref=email Need a horse in the desert? Try an Arabian. A cold climate? Try a Fjord breed. Make sure your horse matches the climate its in!

 

Other:

  1. http://feeds.feedblitz.com/~/449280762/0/sethsblog~The-toxic-antidote-to-goodwill.html Building word-of-mouth.
  2. https://jenanita01.com/2017/08/26/chosen-mascara/ Bold impression.
  3. https://rebeccahowiebooks.wordpress.com/2017/08/26/saturday-update/ Little blog.
  4. http://www.thepassivevoice.com/2017/08/anthony-horowitz-people-used-to-disagree-now-they-send-death-threats/ Has the world lost its empathy?
  5. https://thesilenteye.co.uk/2017/08/27/shape-shifting-part-1-by-running-elk/ Do we use masks to hide who we are? Or to expand who we are?
  6. https://smorgasbordinvitation.wordpress.com/2017/08/27/milestones-along-the-way-the-sailors-mass-waterford-by-geoff-cronin/ Sea port.
  7. https://phsolomon.com/2017/08/27/scrivener-tips-pt-6-using-project-stats/ A short-cut to view your chapter lengths.
  8. http://johnwhowell.com/2017/08/26/watch-rwisa-write-blog-tour-stephanie-collins-rwisa-rrbc/ A brave survivor.
  9. https://juantetcts.wordpress.com/2017/08/26/daily-post-188/
  10. https://doctorly.wordpress.com/2017/08/26/helping-yourself/ Pushy ones.
  11. http://bloodredpencil.blogspot.com/2017/08/wonder-women-in-fact-and-in-fiction.html There have been a lot of wonder women over the years. Amazing. Brave. Determined. They fought through the centuries and here we are trying to honor them.
  12. http://authorkristenlamb.com/2017/09/hold-my-beer-watch-this-10-reasons-texas-will-beat-harvey/ God bless you, Texas!
  13. http://mollydcampbell.com/index.php/2017/09/the-warrior/ May the warrior always march on!
  14. https://jenanita01.com/2017/08/31/im-still-at-it/ I feel the same way. I’m not techy at all and it holds me back.
  15. https://amylsauder.wordpress.com/2017/08/31/something-better-than-a-chai-latte/ How to fix a broken mug.
  16. https://smorgasbordinvitation.wordpress.com/2017/09/01/writer-in-residence-the-dancing-floor-of-glastonbury-tor-by-paul-andruss/ Celts and mazes.
  17. http://accrispin.blogspot.com/2017/09/small-press-storm-warnings-high-hill.html High Hill press beware.
  18. https://mightythorjrs.wordpress.com/2017/09/01/guest-blog-the-future-is-a-democracy-by-jon-mollison/ What kind of future do you want?
  19. https://jolenemottern.com/2017/09/01/capricious-with-a-chance-of-cheeky/ Coffee and liars, lol. Jolene is always, always funny in her takes on life.
  20. https://thestoryreadingapeblog.com/2017/09/02/how-common-is-courtesy/ Kindness should be something we all aspire to. We need each other whether we know it or not. Just that human touch can mean so much to someone who is hurting.
  21. https://www.amwritingfantasy.com/julian-fernandes/ Interview with an illustrator and author.
  22. https://doctorly.wordpress.com/2017/08/31/thursday-thoughts-from-the-throne-3/ Ignoring advice.
  23. https://storyempire.com/2017/09/01/curated-content-for-writers-september-1/ This weeks links.
  24. https://phsolomon.com/2017/09/01/lost-your-scratchpad-here-it-is-in-scrivener/ Need to keep notes for your project? Here’s how.
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