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Writing Links 10/23/17


Writing Links…10/23/17

Traci Kenworth



  1. Some things to consider.
  2. A Literary Afternoon Tea.
  3. A victim.
  4. A different breed of vampire.
  5. How a music video relates a story.
  6. What do you think?



  1. Pitch War mentees and mentors.
  2. On writing the story within you in the midst of writing another.
  3. Unexpected adventure is at the heart of middle-grade.
  4. On being a hero.
  5. Two best friends try to save one’s house from foreclosure.
  6. Some turns in the publishing path.


Romance/Women’s Fiction:

  1. New releases.
  2. Don’t write stereotypical minor characters.
  3. Do you have to connect to your characters before you write them?
  4. The dreamweavers Golden Heart Finalists.
  5. Using emotions to connect your readers.
  6. Every author has their own way of getting into a story.



  1. More tips on street teams.
  2. Small towns can be a big supporter for authors!
  3. Making the most out of radio interviews.
  4. Are damaged readers part of your audience?
  5. What is your goal as a writer?
  6. Some mistakes.



  1. February in the trenches.
  2. One of the most important historical figures in seeking to understand London’s street life in the first half of the 19th
  3. World I and the aftermath.
  4. Was Richard Neville, Earl of Warwick, really a Kingmaker?
  5. Whaling in the 1850s.
  6. Getting fashion right.



  1. Rounding out your characters.
  2. A lady who’s been making me think about taking on scary projects again these past few weeks. I like this review of her and what she has to say about why Stephen King can pull these fears out of us. As I told her, to me, scary stories are like a tease. You don’t know the monster’s bad until it’s too late.
  4. Some movies for Halloween and a new short story by Shannon Lawrence.
  5. The rise of weird fiction.
  6. Some of the latest and greatest short stories/



  1. Brainstorming helps you discover if you have a hook that will go the distance.
  2. Using Nano to get your joy back.
  3. Portraying historical periods with realism.
  4. How to make your opening strong.
  5. Life’s like a bag of candy.
  6. Great story!


Short Stories/Anthologies/Novella/Comics:

  1. A dream?
  2. Well workers.
  4. So much more!
  5. Portland history.
  6. A young girl is lost to her father’s relatives when she visits Iran.



  2. The Ivory Tower.
  3. Moth’s beating wings.
  4. Midnight moments.
  6. A drop.



  1. What does it take to succeed in the business of books? Kristine Kathryn Rusch and Dean Wesley Smith.
  2. How to be an author-entrepreneur.
  3. What KDP can do for you.
  4. Ways to market your blog as books.
  5. Are we being hustled?
  6. Latest Indie Fringe podcasts.



  1. Tips on how to discover your ending. I have hints of what I want to do with my endings, sometimes they change, sometimes they don’t.
  2. Tough choices that challenge a personal belief.
  3. I agree with a lot of this post. You have to want to write, to last through the years of rejection and heartbreak that go on perhaps for the duration of writing. There’s always going to be rejection AND success. They go hand-in-hand.
  4. Writing a summary blurb to help with the writing of your book. I find these very helpful! I always write them before I tackle the book or even the outline. I just brainstorm where I want the story to go and then use it as a guideline.
  5. I want to bring light to the darkness, to show others there is hope.



  1. Proximity matters a great deal.
  2. One foot.
  5. Moorings on a canal.
  6. Going back to print?
  7. It’s not for them.
  10. Is Amazon targeting self-publishers or are scammers/bots still able to wreak havoc with book rankings?
  11. Timing your marketing.
  12. This is fascinating to see without North America and Antarctica on the maps.
  13. Reality vs. studio lake or tank.
  14. More on the legend of Arthur.
  15. Some great funnies!
  17. The links.
  18. A little sadness.
  19. A forgotten find.
  20. A fairytale?
  21. Shiny handles.
  22. Anxiety and life.
  23. Deletions-what to do with them.
  24. Using Scrivener.
  25. Some poems.
  26. Can you choose a single title as a favorite book? I couldn’t.


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

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