Writing Links 9/11/17

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Writing Links…9/11/17

Traci Kenworth

 

Fantasy/Dystopian/UF/Paranormal/SF:

  1. http://storitorigrace.blogspot.com/2017/09/so-your-character-is-from-lebanon.html Need help with a character from Lebanon?
  2. http://www.magicalwords.net/announce/we-did-it-ooooooour-way/ Time to say goodbye.
  3. https://fantasyhandbook.wordpress.com/2017/09/05/please-stop-using-initial-caps-as-a-substitute-for-creativity/ Using words as proper nouns when they’re not.
  4. https://legendsofwindemere.com/2017/09/07/monster-make-2017-foundations-needed-also-a-windemere-monster-poll/ What monsters will you choose? I like those I’ve never heard of, it makes it fresh and interesting.
  5. https://phsolomon.com/2017/09/07/how-do-you-like-your-fantasy-genre/ What books hooked you to fantasy? I started with Marrion Zimmer Bradley, Mercedes Lackey, and Robert Jordan.
  6. http://storitorigrace.blogspot.com/2017/09/villain-necrologies-and-debacles-lord.html Tolkien’s villains and how they were dispatched.
  7. https://thestoryreadingapeblog.com/2017/09/09/63224/ Steampunk and its blur of genres.

 

MG/YA:

  1. http://www.talesoftheravenousreader.com/2017/09/when-music-and-ya-collide-behind-song.html Fourteen YA authors share the music behind their stories.
  2. http://www.fromthemixedupfiles.com/2017/09/ideas-case-study/ Some answers to where we get our ideas.
  3. http://www.adventuresinyapublishing.com/2017/09/calla-devlin-author-of-right-where-you.html On telling the story in you.
  4. http://avajae.blogspot.com/2017/09/on-college-and-authoring.html Do you need a degree to write? I agree with Avajae—it’s not necessary. A degree to support yourself while writing is the best bet.
  5. http://www.adventuresinyapublishing.com/2017/09/km-walton-editor-of-behind-song-on.html Ever been inspired by a song?
  6. http://scbwimithemitten.blogspot.com/2017/09/3-ways-to-rediscover-your-writing-mojo.html A way to rekindle the flame.

 

Romance/Women’s Fiction:

  1. http://romanceuniversity.org/2017/09/08/moving-target-using-thematic-macguffins-to-focus-a-story-by-damon-suede/ Macguffins are the objects your character pursues. i.e. the ring in LOTR, any object in the Harry Potter books.
  2. http://www.rubyslipperedsisterhood.com/kids-are-back-in-schoollets-get-down-to-business/ Fall is the time to get back to writing if you’ve strayed. Make goals, get that pen and paper out or if you prefer, your keyboard. I always work better this time of year.

 

Christian:

  1. http://www.novelrocket.com/2017/09/once-again.html Remembering to put God first.
  2. http://www.booksandsuch.com/blog/ready_to_submit/ There comes a point where you have to let go. I admit to having problems with this in the past. I so wanted my work to be perfect, but there’s no such thing as perfect, just good enough. You have to feel it in your gut, that this is it. Good luck with your manuscripts!
  3. https://stevelaube.com/use-dirty-word-platform/ Why a platform is so important.
  4. http://www.novelrocket.com/2017/09/3-ways-your-cover-sells-your-novel.html Do you buy books based on covers? I have to admit, I do. There’s something about a fantastic cover that says, “Buy me.” Of course, I do read books where the covers so-so on recommendations.
  5. https://stevelaube.com/four-ways-rise-top/ What an agent looks for in a query.
  6. http://www.booksandsuch.com/blog/request-query-might-pass/ What makes one agent accept or reject a query.

 

Historical:

  1. https://awriterofhistory.com/2017/09/05/update-on-social-reading/ Social reading.
  2. http://englishhistoryauthors.blogspot.com/2017/09/inchcolm-medieval-jewel-in-firth-of.html An island that holds a lot of history.
  3. https://awriterofhistory.com/2017/09/07/somewhere-in-france-8th-february-1916/ The biggest battle in Britain 1915.
  4. http://www.theresahuppauthor.com/blog/2017/09/06/my-great-grandmother-della-phillips-jones/

 

Scary:

  1. http://terribleminds.com/ramble/2017/09/08/flash-fiction-challenge-good-vs-evil/ Will you accept the challenge?
  2. http://www.briankeene.com/2017/09/08/splatterpunk-awards-open/ Splatterpunk/extreme horror, best recommendations. Have a story in mind?
  3. http://www.thisishorror.co.uk/tod-016-the-outer-dark-and-stories-from-the-borderland-live-from-necronomicon-2017/ Trends in long term Weird fiction.
  4. https://phsolomon.com/2017/08/26/%EF%BB%BF8-ways-scrivener-aids-my-writing/ I’m still learning Scrivener. It’s been a while since I’ve been able to get to it. Hopefully, this weekend.
  5. http://thewarriormuse.blogspot.com/2017/09/iwsg-too-much-information.html
  6. http://www.thisishorror.co.uk/tih-166-joe-r-lansdale-on-hap-and-leonard-growing-up-in-east-texas-and-bubba-and-the-cosmic-blood-suckers/

 

Mystery/Thriller/Suspense:

  1. http://annerallen.com/2017/09/publishing-scams-7-new-writer-mistakes/ Learn the business to avoid scams. Read blogs, find cps and betas, and don’t sign without legal advice.
  2. https://killzoneblog.com/2017/09/two-writing-mind-tricks-to-get-you-rolling.html Fifteen minutes works for me as well, although sometimes it’s only five. A sentence can do the trick.
  3. http://www.suecoletta.com/5-tips-writing-in-kindle-worlds/ Writing in another author’s world. The tips.
  4. https://margotkinberg.wordpress.com/2017/09/08/as-i-recall-it-ended-much-too-soon/ What authors do you wish would continue their series?
  5. https://margotkinberg.wordpress.com/2017/09/07/wouldnt-you-like-to-get-away/ The third place.
  6. https://killzoneblog.com/2017/09/where-to-start-your-story-first-page-critique-harm-to-come.html

 

 

Short Stories/Anthologies/Novella/Comics:

  1. https://coldhandboyack.wordpress.com/2017/09/04/a-positive-step-back/ Do these symbols distract? I think they’re unique.
  2. http://www.publishingcrawl.com/2017/09/05/contributing-to-an-anthology/ Stories on adoption.
  3. http://kriswrites.com/2017/09/09/catching-up-on-publications/ Short stories and anthologies.
  4. https://coldhandboyack.wordpress.com/2017/09/07/on-the-edge-of-my-world-on-lisaburtonradio/ A visit with Pepper.

 

Poetry:

  1. https://richardankers.com/2017/09/04/the-hidden-episode-1/ Faerie folk.
  2. https://jenanita01.com/2017/09/07/reflect-midnighthaiku/
  3. https://babieslifefamilygoodfood.wordpress.com/2017/09/07/thursday-treat-7/ Old McDonald.
  4. https://juantetcts.wordpress.com/2017/09/07/daily-post-197/
  5. https://erikakind.me/2017/09/08/haiku-fly-to-the-moon/
  6. https://twodropsofink.com/2017/09/08/poetry-break-by-ann-christine-tabaka/
  7. https://chimerapoetry.wordpress.com/2017/09/06/a-changing-time/ Sleepless nights.
  8. https://colleenchesebro.com/2017/09/07/fairies-myths-magic-author-spotlight-guest-post-the-spark-of-the-fey-by-adele-marie-park/ The fey.

 

Indie:

  1. https://teripolen.com/2017/09/04/the-authors-bookshelf-teri-polen-tpolen6/ Visit with Teri! Summer of Fear by Lois Duncan was one of my favorite books when younger.
  2. https://selfpublishingadvice.org/writing-can-you-change-from-pantser-to-plotter-and-should-you-try-case-study-with-kassandra-lamb/ I have lately changed from pantster to plotter. I did my last book as a plotter and it seemed to keep me from “wandering” too much during the story. Not that if something comes along when I’m writing I didn’t intend and works, I don’t run with it and change my plotting to align with it.
  3. https://www.thebookdesigner.com/2017/09/tie-into-winter-spring-summer-or-fall-for-timely-book-hooks/ Tie your book to the season coming up. Here’s how.
  4. https://www.thebookdesigner.com/2017/09/two-new-publishing-events-dont-want-miss-thomson-shore-booktoberfest-bookbaby-independent-authors-conference/ Two new conferences for fall. Michigan and PA.
  5. https://johnwhowell.com/2017/09/08/summer-spotlight-lucy-bailey-and-stella-howell/ Go Stella! Lol.
  6. https://kobowritinglife.com/2017/09/08/maim-your-characters-the-structure-of-an-injury-plot/ An injury plot? Anyone ever try this?

 

 

Craft:

  1. https://nailyournovel.wordpress.com/2017/09/03/readers-reasons-writers-reasons-do-they-ever-agree/ The hidden meanings some readers find in our stories that we didn’t unconsciously consider.
  2. https://www.helpingwritersbecomeauthors.com/common-writing-mistakes-goody-goody-characters-2/ Having problems with pov?
  3. https://www.janefriedman.com/creation-and-doubt/ Do you suffer from doubt? I know I do. I worry that my writing isn’t good enough. I hope to conquer this fear in the days ahead.
  4. http://blog.janicehardy.com/2017/09/choose-your-genre-change-your-world.html Do you consider the genre before you write a book? I pretty much know which genre I’ve set my story in though YA has a lot of different options within it. My adult romances are a little more defined.
  5. http://writershelpingwriters.net/2017/09/using-the-novel-journal-for-writing-breakthroughs/ I use what I call a bible. One for ideas then if the idea develops into a story, it gets a title and a bible all its own.
  6. http://authorkristenlamb.com/2017/09/the-art-of-story-seduction-from-spark-to-romance-climax-to-commitment/ This, I think explains what your story should bring to the reader: an experience like a date. Some good ones, some—not.
  7. http://writershelpingwriters.net/2017/09/introducing-the-occupation-thesaurus/ Writers help with different careers for characters. FABULOUS, FABULOUS idea, imo!
  8. http://www.livewritethrive.com/2017/09/07/the-innovative-way-to-organize-your-scenes/ Reliable map.

 

Other:

  1. http://www.thepassivevoice.com/2017/09/which-side-are-you-on/ Harlan County war.
  2. http://www.parajunkee.com/blog/2017/09/05/flat-book-blogger-icons-update/ Need icons for your book reviews? $9.98
  3. http://bloodredpencil.blogspot.com/2017/09/inside-editors-den-beginning.html Questions before you choose an editor.
  4. https://shelleywilsonauthor.com/2017/09/05/qa-with-authorillustrator-duo-from-zak_and_jen-tuesdaybookblog-childrensfiction/ How the duo from Zak and Jen series work together.
  5. http://writersinthestormblog.com/2017/09/the-law-and-ethics-of-conference-blogging/ Beware what you post from conferences.
  6. http://sethgodin.typepad.com/seths_blog/2017/09/common-traps-worth-avoiding.html Do the generous thing.
  7. http://blog.janicehardy.com/2017/09/lets-do-launch-getting-out-word-about.html Getting the word out about your story. Some good suggestions here.
  8. http://www.publishingcrawl.com/2017/09/08/pubcrawl-podcast-qa/ Q &A.
  9. https://storyempire.com/2017/09/08/curated-writing-content-3/ Cryptomnesia and more.
  10. https://donmassenzio.wordpress.com/2017/09/08/national-days-week-of-september-4th-2017/ Some funnies.
  11. https://jolenemottern.com/2017/09/07/thursdaydoors-dump-doors-recipe/
  12. https://scvincent.com/2017/09/08/crossing-the-stillness-2/
  13. https://mythcreants.com/blog/six-signs-your-story-is-queerphobic/ Do you introduce gay characters only to not follow through with their stories?
  14. https://mytrainofthoughtson.wordpress.com/2017/09/08/2017-07-ireland-kilmallock-slide-show/ So charming!
  15. https://smorgasbordinvitation.wordpress.com/2017/09/09/milestones-along-the-way-the-saga-of-selby-and-snippets-by-geoff-cronin/ Auction!
  16. https://vashtiqvega.wordpress.com/2017/09/08/hurricane-irma-2017/ Stay safe, Vashti!
  17. https://scvincent.com/2017/09/09/generational-time-machine/ What do you remember of your first day of school? I honestly don’t remember much. There are moments from school, but few.
  18. https://mightythorjrs.wordpress.com/2017/09/08/guest-blog-a-tour-of-my-secret-laboratory-by-luke-e-t-hindmarsh/ A creepy but entertaining tale about research!
  19. https://doctorly.wordpress.com/2017/09/07/missing-out/
  20. https://nailyournovel.wordpress.com/2017/09/07/bill-bryson-lewis-carroll-logic-and-cryonics-interview-about-not-quite-lost-at-andrea-darbys-blog/
  21. https://saraletourneauwriter.com/2017/09/07/thursday-thoughtfulness-september-7-2017/ Which one are you?
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