Writing Links…10/9/17


Writing Links…10/9/17

Traci Kenworth



  1. http://storitorigrace.blogspot.com/2017/10/dragoncon-anime-weekend-atlanta-2017.html Two cons.



  1. https://www.janefriedman.com/writing-ya/ Kids want to see themselves in fiction. The real stuff.
  2. http://www.fromthemixedupfiles.com/2017/10/start-creative-writing-club-kids/ Want to start a writing club for kids?
  3. http://www.adventuresinyapublishing.com/2017/10/gwen-c-katz-author-of-among-red-stars.html On writing historical fiction.


Romance/Women’s Fiction:

  1. http://romanceuniversity.org/2017/10/06/how-to-add-depth-to-your-protagonist-by-angela-ackerman/ Tools to help you add depth to your characters.



  1. http://novelrocket.com/2017/10/the-difference-a-word-makes.html/
  2. https://stevelaube.com/when-does-book-become-public-domain/ Copyright before 1923, public domain.
  3. https://stevelaube.com/dont-write-know/ Write what you want to know.
  4. http://novelrocket.com/2017/10/that-time-when-i-killed.html/ Writing with your own method. Whether that’s plotted or pantster, do it your way.
  5. http://www.booksandsuch.com/blog/take-close-look-first-chapter/ Your first chapter is crucial.





  1. http://annieneugebauer.com/2017/10/03/books-brew-boo/ Publications and giveaways.
  2. https://www.helpingwritersbecomeauthors.com/preparing-for-nanowrimo/ Q & A session.
  3. http://www.thisishorror.co.uk/news-round-up-week-ending-6-october-2017/ Women in horror film festival.
  4. http://www.thisishorror.co.uk/tod-a19-orrin-grey-whos-afraid-of-the-painted-monster/ Secrets of the origins of his latest collection.



  1. http://annerallen.com/2017/10/author-pen-names-digital-age/ I agree you should use one name across genres. I use a pen name. It seemed the safest bet with my past and truthfully, I don’t want my ex’s last name to get the credit. I couldn’t change my last name back to my maiden name as my sister-in-law’s name is also Tracie. I liked Kenworth as my dad used to drive trucks and he had a model of one that I kept after he died. I like Kenworth, I hope to one day be able to afford to change my name legally to it.
  2. https://killzoneblog.com/2017/10/this-is-almost-halloween.html Halloween reads.


Short Stories/Anthologies/Novella/Comics:

  1. https://coldhandboyack.wordpress.com/2017/10/01/now-what/ I do keep them but I call them bibles. I work on them at night. Some nights though, ideas just don’t come so I wait until the next does. That might be several days or a week or more.
  2. https://coldhandboyack.wordpress.com/2017/10/07/mourning-not-exactly/ Getting things done.
  3. https://teagansbooks.com/2017/10/06/thistledown-midsummer-bedlam-12-hear-see-speak-no/ The faery and the hummingbird.
  4. https://jenanita01.com/2017/10/06/theatrically-matrimonial/ Just one more glass.



  1. https://keithgarrettpoetry.com/2017/10/06/if-i-wasnt-me-3/ A mystery.
  2. https://vashtiqvega.wordpress.com/2017/10/06/haiku-friday-silk-skin/ Flightless wings.
  3. https://richardankers.com/2017/10/06/ferocity-lost/
  4. https://babieslifefamilygoodfood.wordpress.com/2017/10/06/insanity/
  5. https://johnwhowell.com/2017/10/06/friday-john-ku-aka-tgif-17/



  1. https://www.thebookdesigner.com/2017/10/epic-saga-writewell-journals-book-production-tale/ Blank books that are journals for writers.
  2. https://selfpublishingadvice.org/self-publishing-success-story-rebecca-bradley/ She has two books and a novella out and she’s making a living from them.
  3. https://www.thebookdesigner.com/2017/10/book-promotion-do-this-not-that-october-2017/ Compare your books to others and look up the readers of those wish lists.
  4. https://selfpublishingadvice.org/advanced-self-publishing-salon-w-orna-ross-joanna-penn-october-2017/ Benefits of co-writing. Print books. Audiobooks.
  5. https://4writersandreaders.com/2017/10/06/rrbc-author-laura-libricz-talks-about-self-publishing/ Self-publishing and the RRBC.
  6. https://secondwindleisure.com/2017/10/06/do-you-walk-a-pedestrian-path/ Something new to learn.



  1. https://www.janefriedman.com/5-lisa-tener/ Working with others.
  2. https://www.helpingwritersbecomeauthors.com/preparing-for-nanowrimo/ Are you preparing for Nano next month? I’ve done it twice in the past. Just last year for instance. I’ve come to see though, it doesn’t work for me. I get some word count and the first time, I completed the story but I’m just an at-my-own-pace kind of writer. Cheers to all you who participate though.
  3. http://writershelpingwriters.net/2015/05/the-connection-between-emotional-wounds-and-basic-needs/ If your character is lacking basic needs, they are going to set off on a journey to fill the void.
  4. http://authorkristenlamb.com/2017/10/the-book-blurb-an-invitation-readers-simply-cant-turn-down/ How important are blurbs? I write them before I write the book. I find it a lot easier to do it this way, plus you can use the blurb as a guideline for your story. There will be deviations, things happen during the righting but you can pull it back or rewrite it in the end.
  5. http://writersinthestormblog.com/2017/10/4-questions-to-jumpstart-your-novel/ Why can’t your protagonist just walk away? If she/he can, you don’t have a story.



  1. http://www.thepassivevoice.com/2017/10/costco-with-an-eye-on-amazon-expands-home-delivery-service/ Costco expands.
  2. https://nailyournovel.wordpress.com/2017/10/06/writing-social-media-and-other-authorly-tips-guest-spot-at-damyanti-biswas/
  3. http://www.thepassivevoice.com/2017/10/publishers-support-small-claims-legislation-introduced-by-house/ Will this lead to more problems with trolls? Scary thought.
  4. http://sethgodin.typepad.com/seths_blog/2017/10/technical-skills-power-and-influence.html What skills will be important in the future.
  5. https://steviet3.wordpress.com/2017/10/07/dance-like-everybodys-watching/ Zorba the Greek.
  6. https://smorgasbordinvitation.wordpress.com/2017/10/07/smorgasbord-media-training-for-authors-advertising-gather-around-the-right-waterholes/ Valuable info on marketing!
  7. https://scvincent.com/2017/10/07/solstice-of-the-moon-graven-images/ Church of Dyce.
  8. https://thestoryreadingapeblog.com/2017/10/07/meet-guest-author-russell-j-fellows/ Writing about hope.
  9. https://nicholasrossis.wordpress.com/2017/10/05/are-deadlines-necessary-for-writing/ They make us reliable.
  10. https://donmassenzio.wordpress.com/2017/10/06/national-days-week-of-10217/



18 thoughts on “Writing Links…10/9/17

  1. Thank you, Traci! That first chapter post on Booksandsuch was spot on. I had to change my opening chapter in Pearseus: Rise of the Prince at least a dozen times before I ended up with something that really grabbed a reader’s attention.

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