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Writing Links 10/16/17


Writing Links…10/16/17

Traci Kenworth



  1. Are you writing a book for Nano?
  2. Some ways villains are dispatched.



  1. I usually steer clear of reading the same idea I’m writing at the moment. I don’t want others to think it influenced me. I will read those books AFTER I’m done with my book. I’ve missed some great books that I need to go back and discover.
  2. On being kind to yourself and other writers.
  3. Have you ever written a book inspired by a movie? My first book was inspired by Stand By Me. I wrote four books in the series and attempted to rewrite the first earlier this summer but it didn’t work out.


Romance/Women’s Fiction:

  1. Winners!



  1. Using social media to connect with other writers and readers.
  2. Great writing trumps all.
  3. What do you think the pros and cons of not having a professional headshot done are?
  4. Tips on public speaking.



  1. Irish patriot.



  1. TV series.



  1. I agree with this post: if you write ANYTHING, you are a writer. The world beats you up enough, don’t add to it.
  2. A particular nasty kind of serial killer.


Short Stories/Anthologies/Novella/Comics:

  1. Choosing new project.
  2. Catch-up.
  3. Scary story.



  1. Outside the world I know.
  2. There is good and evil among us all.



  1. Designing your bio.
  2. Amazon closes forums.
  3. Marketing is a necessary part of writing.
  4. Writing tips.
  5. A typical day consists of me driving my kids to their jobs, running errands, taking relatives to doctors, going to doctors myself, and trying to fit in writing and blogging stuff when I can.
  6. Monday funnies.



  1. Does your character need an arc? Not all do.
  2. Some things.
  3. Editing in today’s world.
  4. Incidents and happenings are sometimes necessary instead of the standard scene and sequel. This article discusses all.
  5. There is no emerging, you just have to make time and you will be a writer. I believe this as well. The more time I devote to writing, the more confident I feel.
  6. Twists on occupation.



  1. Do you need beta readers? I think it depends on the reader. Some point on good info, others not so much.
  2. Time for diverse characters as well as gender equality.
  3. On the Matrix.
  4. Actually, Friday the 13th is a lucky day for me. I had my daughter some twenty years ago on that day.
  5. I try to do this. I read craft books, sometimes over and over. I learn from blogs, cps, beta readers etc. Every little bit keeps me going, striving to be better.
  6. Quiet voices matter.
  7. Using music to imagine your characters.
  9. Writing serials.
  10. Creative lives.
  11. A voice.
  12. Song of stones.
  13. Selling face-to-face.



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

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