Writing Links 10/30/17

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Writing Links…10/30/17

Traci Kenworth

 

Fantasy/Dystopian/UF/Paranormal/SF:

  1. http://storitorigrace.blogspot.com/2017/10/toris-tips-for-purchasing-gaming-laptop.html Advice for gaming computers.
  2. https://colleenchesebro.com/2017/10/28/six-true-magical-encounters-with-real-fairies-true-fairy-encounter-series/ Have you seen one?
  3. https://teagansbooks.com/2017/10/27/thistledown-midsummer-bedlam-2-2/ Links to the mystery folk.
  4. http://storitorigrace.blogspot.com/2017/10/henchmen-101.html Henchmen characters.
  5. https://legendsofwindemere.com/2017/10/28/ravens-dawn-part-28-horror-thriller-halloween/ Chase!
  6. https://phsolomon.com/2017/10/25/untangle-your-fingers-try-scriveners-auto-complete-list/ More Scrivener info.

 

MG/YA:

  1. http://www.fromthemixedupfiles.com/2017/10/change-makers/ Celebrate Native American month.
  2. http://pitchwars.org/pitch-wars-team-interviews-elizabeth-runnoe-with-mentor-cat-scully-and-jade-hemming-also-with-mentor-cat-scully/ Interviews from Pitchwars.
  3. http://www.adventuresinyapublishing.com/2017/10/julie-halpern-author-of-meant-to-be-on.html
  4. http://www.fromthemixedupfiles.com/2017/10/fast-drafting/ Do you fast-draft?
  5. http://avajae.blogspot.com/2017/10/vlog-is-nanowrimo-worth-it.html Is NanoWriMo worth it?
  6. http://middlegrademafia.com/2017/10/24/on-writing-taking-a-different-perspective-on-p-o-v/ Writing a different perspective than your own.

 

Romance/Women’s Fiction:

  1. http://romanceuniversity.org/2017/10/25/free-to-fudge-the-facts-by-ken-isaacson/ Go back and change your facts. This makes sense.
  2. http://romanceuniversity.org/2017/10/27/when-being-a-pantster-isnt-enough-by-liz-fielding/ Using charts.
  3. http://www.rubyslipperedsisterhood.com/where-are-they-now-the-classes-of-2005-2007/ Wild cards.
  4. http://www.rubyslipperedsisterhood.com/because-of-seasons/ Each season of life influences our character’s pov.
  5. http://www.rubyslipperedsisterhood.com/where-are-they-now-finalsists-from-2003-and-earlier/ The Wet Noodle Posse.
  6. http://bloodredpencil.blogspot.com/2017/10/dressing-down-your-novel.html The clothes make the person but it shouldn’t take over your story.

 

Christian:

  1. https://novelrocket.com/2017/10/eleven-tidbits.html/ Some advice.
  2. http://www.booksandsuch.com/blog/author-bio-its-all-about-me/ How to write a bio.
  3. https://stevelaube.com/author-knows-bad-day/ Bad days.
  4. https://stevelaube.com/first-writing-assignment/ Partner with God before you begin writing. I’ve been trying this with Christian music as I write. I think I’ll do this as well.
  5. https://novelrocket.com/2017/10/when-scary-things-happen.html/ Print books going to digital. I like both. I read as many of both as I can. I wish there were more hours in the days for some.
  6. http://www.booksandsuch.com/blog/write-a-fast-first-draft/ I’ve tried a fast draft, but they usually end up a mess and need a lot of revision. This time I’m pacing myself and it’s working better.

 

Historical:

  1. https://awriterofhistory.com/2017/10/26/building-an-alternative-historical-world-by-alison-morton/ The key is plausibility.
  2. http://englishhistoryauthors.blogspot.com/2017/10/the-debacle-in-weardale-or-how-young.html Edward the III and Scotland.
  3. http://englishhistoryauthors.blogspot.com/2017/10/pelagianism-greater-threat-to.html A threat to the church.
  4. https://www.theresahuppauthor.com/blog/2017/10/25/houses-in-oregon-in-the-1840s-and-1850s/ Pen houses and later ones.
  5. https://thepbsblog.com/2017/10/24/i-was-not-there/ The silent ones.
  6. https://awriterofhistory.com/2017/10/24/cavell-avenue-memoirs-by-erik-n-pyontek/ Set in the first half of the golden age.

 

Scary:

  1. http://annieneugebauer.com/2017/10/24/the-shed-2/
  2. http://www.thisishorror.co.uk/news-round-up-week-ending-27-october-2017/ A new vampire.
  3. http://www.thisishorror.co.uk/tod-021-the-glow-in-the-case-of-selena-chambers/ Calls for Submission.
  4. http://www.thisishorror.co.uk/tih-174-alan-baxter-on-confronting-mortality-starting-out-writing-and-early-life-lessons/ A typical day.
  5. http://thewarriormuse.blogspot.com/2017/10/horror-list-book-review-audreys-door.html Book review.
  6. http://www.thisishorror.co.uk/the-state-of-the-horror-address-october-2017/ Horror was announced dead last year, this year, it’s making groundway.

 

Mystery/Thriller/Suspense:

  1. http://annerallen.com/2017/10/amazon-crackdowns-amazon-review-trolls/ When will Amazon crack down on review trolls?
  2. https://killzoneblog.com/2017/10/what-is-originality.html Know your ingredients.
  3. https://killzoneblog.com/2017/10/how-to-be-a-crime-victim-painlessly.html Being part of the crime.
  4. https://www.suecoletta.com/toolbox-killers-true-halloween-nightmare/ Halloween murders. Not for faint-of-heart.
  5. https://margotkinberg.wordpress.com/2017/10/27/fall-in-philadelphia/ History of Philadelphia.
  6. http://www.rubyslipperedsisterhood.com/halloween-blog-hop-begins-opening-post/ Trick or Treat blog hop. $100 prize.

 

Short Stories/Anthologies/Novella/Comics:

  1. https://syl65.wordpress.com/2017/10/27/4-line-stories-au-revoir/
  2. https://donmassenzio.wordpress.com/2017/10/28/short-story-saturday-no-pain-no-gain-part-9/ Nano technology.
  3. https://twodropsofink.com/2017/10/27/the-fiction-challenge-thawed-out-by-mary-lou-rosengren/ Where’d she go? Great story!
  4. https://coldhandboyack.wordpress.com/2017/10/28/saturday-night-2/ Free promo and other news. If you’re a writer looking for a way to promote your book, you should consider Lisa Burton Radio. It does a great job of getting works out there. Another great promoter is Teri Polen at Teri Polen Books. I recommend both!
  5. https://colleenchesebro.com/2017/10/26/fairies-myths-magic-author-spotlight-guest-posts-halloween-havoc-by-colleen-m-chesebro/ Laundry beware, lol!
  6. https://coldhandboyack.wordpress.com/2017/10/25/a-day-off-2/ Pulling out the wip.

 

Poetry:

  1. https://syl65.wordpress.com/2017/10/22/shadorma-welcoming-embrace/
  2. https://robbiesinspiration.wordpress.com/2017/10/21/poetrychallenge-quiet-and-space/ Becoming a mom.
  3. https://richardankers.com/2017/10/27/ghost-writer-36/
  4. https://vashtiqvega.wordpress.com/2017/10/27/haiku-friday-wrong-touch/ Wrong bed.
  5. https://johnwhowell.com/2017/10/27/friday-john-ku-aka-tgif-19/
  6. http://erikakind.me/2017/10/27/haiku/

 

Indie:

  1. https://nailyournovel.wordpress.com/2017/10/22/the-real-schedule-of-a-self-published-book/ The work that goes into a self-published book.
  2. https://nicholasrossis.wordpress.com/2017/10/21/is-the-ebook-market-shrinking/ Amazon vs. the world.
  3. https://selfpublishingadvice.org/self-publishing-news-we-all-have-podcasts-now/ Will there be a future for reading? I think so. Some generations don’t seem to read as much as others, sadly, but I have hope for the readers of tomorrow. Amazing things are happening!
  4. https://selfpublishingadvice.org/literary-fiction-marketing-opinion-piece-jay-lemming/ How to market literary fiction.
  5. https://www.thebookdesigner.com/2017/10/most-retweetable-words-for-engagement-on-twitter/ Most retweetable words.
  6. https://www.thecreativepenn.com/2017/10/26/writing-depression/ I had no idea J.K. Rowling and Carrie Fisher suffered from bipolar. This gives me hope. I don’t adhere to a specific word count either. I simply let the words pour out and stop when I feel I can do so knowing that I can pick back up the next day. There are times I don’t write but the more often I do, the better I feel.

 

Craft:

  1. http://blog.janicehardy.com/2017/10/day-twenty-two-idea-to-novel-workshop.html Your inciting incident is what happens to propel your character into your core conflict.
  2. https://www.janefriedman.com/4-ways-to-launch-scene/ Use specific visual details to launch your scene.
  3. https://www.helpingwritersbecomeauthors.com/formulaic-story-structure/ Use structure to understand story theory.
  4. https://www.janefriedman.com/editors-role-publishing/ We should be marketing books to themes, that’s how readers want to find them.
  5. https://nailyournovel.wordpress.com/2017/10/26/writers-are-introverts-who-want-to-tell-you-a-story-but-not-make-eye-contact-discuss-interview-at-jane-davis/ It’s a secret between you and the page.
  6. http://writershelpingwriters.net/2017/10/writers-are-beautiful-people-and-no-matter-what-they-persevere/ Writer’s persevere!

 

Other:

  1. http://sethgodin.typepad.com/seths_blog/2017/10/stuntvertising.html An effective ad is far more valuable than a much-noticed one.
  2. https://annetterochelleaben.wordpress.com/2017/10/22/angel-messages-october-22-2017/
  3. https://jenanita01.com/2017/10/21/what-you-dont-see/
  4. http://www.thepassivevoice.com/2017/10/california-rescinds-autograph-mandate-for-booksellers/ In an effort to avoid more paperwork, California has rescinded its autograph mandate for booksellers.
  5. http://authorkristenlamb.com/2017/10/kindle-direct-publishing-ku-hamster-wheel-death/ I had to give up my KU, I simply didn’t have the time to read all the books. I know, my fault for thinking otherwise. I’d rather buy the book outright and read as I can. I think that’s fairer to the author.
  6. http://lafreeland.com/2017/10/26/10-things-every-husband-should-be-doing-for-his-wife/ Earlier article on 10 things a wife should do.
  7. https://nicholasrossis.wordpress.com/2017/10/27/some-more-archaic-insults/ Archaic insults.
  8. https://jenanita01.com/2017/10/27/which-is-the-better-opening-line-and-why/ I like: The drums silenced while the noose tightened around his neck. Less passive that way.
  9. https://smorgasbordinvitation.wordpress.com/2017/10/28/smorgasbord-posts-from-your-archives-what-is-success-by-tina-frisco/ Each obstacle is a lesson. I have to agree with this. Each time we fail, we learn a way to go around, and that takes us closer to our goal.
  10. https://scvincent.com/2017/10/28/solstice-of-the-moon-fragments-of-history/
  11. https://juantetcts.wordpress.com/2017/10/28/reblogare-you-in-love-moments-with-missy/ Walking away is sometimes the best gift you can give yourself and your children.
  12. https://princessofthelight.wordpress.com/2017/10/27/success-is-no-accident-it-is-hard-work-perseverance-and-more-inspiration-fridayfeeling/ Book of success.
  13. https://jolenemottern.com/2017/10/27/yawning-friday/ Five o’clock mornings. Ergh, hate them myself. I much prefer, seven or eight, lol.
  14. https://thestoryreadingapeblog.com/2017/10/28/what-writing-for-children-can-teach-you-about-writing-fiction/ Explore the ones that scare you the most.
  15. http://writersinthestormblog.com/2017/10/what-is-a-writers-job/ I think it’s to communicate your story to the best of your ability.
  16. https://robbiesinspiration.wordpress.com/2017/10/26/smorgasbord-health-cook-from-scratch-moist-honey-cake-by-robbie-cheadle/ Honeycake adapted from a traditional Jewish recipe.
  17. http://journeytoambeth.com/2017/10/26/wednesday-wander-watchet-somerset/
  18. https://storyempire.com/2017/10/27/curated-writing-content-6/ Week’s links.
  19. https://kerrymckim.com/2017/10/25/daily-prompt-identity/
  20. https://storyempire.com/2017/10/25/is-it-worth-it/ Are the rafflecopters worth it? I tend to avoid them as it gets to be irritating dealing with all the newsletters that arrive with them. I have enough email to sort through.
  21. http://kriswrites.com/2017/10/25/business-musings-stealing-intellectual-property/ Beware of Hollywood deals trying to steal your copyright!
  22. https://tarasparlingwrites.com/2017/10/24/why-writing-is-like-sitting-in-rush-hour-traffic-without-much-to-worry-about/ Writing does take the slow and steady pace. At least, for me.
  23. http://www.paul-andruss.com/girt-dog-of-langport/ More on the Arthur legend.
  24. https://thestoryreadingapeblog.com/2017/10/24/63068/
  25. http://www.literaryrambles.com/2017/10/update-on-molly-oneill-agent-spotlight.html
  26. https://colleenchesebro.com/2017/10/23/fairies-myths-magic-october-spooktacular-author-spotlight-guest-post-c-s-boyack-paranormal-author-2/ Should writers leave KU?

 

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