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Writing Links…9/18/17


Writing Links…9/18/17

Traci Kenworth



  1. Turkey info.
  2. Advice from Neil Gaiman, Isaac Asimov, and Stephen King.
  3. Are you tired of the same?
  4. Visual anime where you can make choices where the story goes.



  1. Is there really such thing as screen fatigue for children? I think kids could go either way: e-book or print. It depends on the child.
  2. Congenital heart-failure.
  3. I’ve moved my books two, three times. It’s very taxing. These tips could help!
  4. On writing her first kissing scene.
  5. Sources for research.


Romance/Women’s Fiction:

  1. Be proud to be romance writers and readers! Romance can bring hope.
  2. How to deepen pov and why we need to.
  3. Writing short stories. Advice.
  4. Putting on a conference. How-tos.



  1. Some good ones here, lol.
  2. First drafts can be daunting. I liken them to a storm. They start off a little nothing, pour on the rain and lightning, and then boom, it’s over. Sometimes you have something to be proud of, but most of the time, editing creates the shard of crystal.
  3. Most submissions aren’t a fail.
  4. Have you been pirated? Any advice?
  5. Conflict is good!
  6. Do you belong to a book club? I don’t. Personally, I like to choose what I want to read not have it chosen for me. It’d be too much like school. When I was younger, I belonged to one. A lot of the books weren’t something I’d read on my own.



  1. Seven critical elements along with the added challenge of bringing the past to life for the reader.





  1. Thinking about doing a podcast? Some considerations.
  2. Using kindness to get your reader to sympathize with your character.


Short Stories/Anthologies/Novellas/Comics:

  1. Progress and Skyrim.
  3. Publishing short fiction.
  4. The shrinking world.
  6. Lab work.



  1. Stealthy guests.
  2. Old friends.



  1. Do you need a different kind of binder? Cookbooks, manuals, etc.
  2. Kobo brings you AudioBooks.
  3. Run a script. Has anyone ever tried to validate their e-book one of these ways?
  4. Talking about the need for three types of editors.
  5. How to figure if your ad is worth the money.
  7. Are you using Instagram to market your books?



  2. Use google to check your distances.
  3. A little something I needed. Sometimes you get lost between books, waiting for crits to come back, terrified that you’ll hear the worst. I find it takes a new story to get my confidence back. It takes hold of you and off you go and let go of the fear. Yes, the edits will come but you can face them.
  4. Layering your novel.
  5. Keep a notebook of ideas close to you.
  6. Useful info.



  1. What to take. Hilarious! I would have just as much trouble with getting the cats rounded up, lol. I would have to take my meds too and the tech stuff, have to have that!
  2. A thank you.
  3. Amazon has named five in their private arbitration. These have manipulated the reviews and numbers of pages read in the kdp program.
  4. Ways to educate yourself.
  5. Some fun!
  6. I’m one who enjoys blogging, bringing links to others to help them and to shine a light for other author’s books.
  7. Your books may be re-discovered years after your death, how will your estate handle them?
  8. A reader’s perspective of Indie books. They’re different and unique.
  9. I feel I’ve done this in the last couple of years. Before that, I tinkered with what I wanted to write, switching back and forth. I came to a happy ground with what I finally chose.
  12. Trip with Silent Eye.
  14. Transferring a Word doc back into Scrivener.
  15. WordPress blog meet-ups.
  16. Prayers and hugs to London!
  17. Thoughts on Haas’s quote.


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

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