Writing Links 11/6/17

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Writing Links…11/6/17

Traci Kenworth

 

Fantasy/Dystopian/UF/Paranormal/SF:

  1. https://legendsofwindemere.com/2017/11/03/7-ways-to-handle-reviews-brought-to-you-buy-tongue-cheek/ What do you all think? Do stars matter on a review? I sometimes put them there, but I think it’s the impression the book had the reviewer that matters.
  2. https://mightythorjrs.wordpress.com/2017/11/03/guest-blog-the-unsung-apprentice-the-sword-and-sorcery-art-of-ken-kelly-by-paul-batteiger/ Artist Ken Kelly.
  3. https://legendsofwindemere.com/2017/11/02/chat-time-ravens-dream-into-ravens-not-sure-yet/ Latest Raven’s dream story. Opinions?
  4. https://saraletourneauwriter.com/2017/11/02/happiness-october-2017/
  5. https://roguescientistfantasywriter.wordpress.com/2017/10/31/halloween-back-off-my-candy/ Stealing the candy.
  6. https://www.amwritingfantasy.com/the-seasons-of-fantasy/ Seasonal problems your heroes could face.

 

MG/YA:

  1. http://www.adventuresinyapublishing.com/2017/11/cyn-balog-author-of-alone-on-refusing.html On not writing to trends.
  2. http://avajae.blogspot.com/2017/11/on-over-ambition-and-rebalancing.html On being ambitious and being a writer is hard work. True, true. I haven’t published anything yet, but I know the hours I put in for writing-related things. I love it, but sometimes we need a break.
  3. https://amylsauder.wordpress.com/2017/11/02/the-case-of-the-sneaky-birthday-surprise/ Secret mission.
  4. https://jennykellerford.wordpress.com/2017/11/02/world-building-settings-for-all-genres-guest-post-by-diana-peach/
  5. http://middlegrademafia.com/2017/11/01/the-writers-block-an-interview-with-jodi-kendall/
  6. http://pitchwars.org/pitch-wars-2017-agent-showcase-adult-and-new-adult-entries/ Adult and NA entries.

 

Romance/Women’s Fiction:

  1. http://www.talesoftheravenousreader.com/2017/11/come-and-feel-burn-after-burn-after.html Never bring politics into the bedroom. Never mix business with pleasure.
  2. http://romanceuniversity.org/2017/11/03/supplying-breadcrumbs-how-to-hint-at-a-characters-emotional-wound-angela-ackerman/ The critical piece of backstory is key to understanding the characters motivations.
  3. http://www.rubyslipperedsisterhood.com/peeved/ The trouble with 2017.
  4. http://www.rubyslipperedsisterhood.com/where-are-they-now-class-of-2012/ The Firebirds.
  5. http://romanceuniversity.org/2017/11/01/the-writers-black-moment-by-donna-cummings/ It doesn’t matter.
  6. http://romanceuniversity.org/2017/10/30/sleuthfest-2018-by-victoria-landis/

 

Christian:

  1. https://novelrocket.com/2017/10/writing-dreams-crushed.html/ Writer focus.
  2. https://stevelaube.com/rumor-control/ Rumors and gossip have no place.
  3. https://novelrocket.com/2017/10/four-mistakes-new-writers-make.html/ Have you made any of these mistakes? I did with my first book. I wrote it over and over, changing the genres and the characters. It’s hard to let go but necessary sometimes.
  4. https://stevelaube.com/deadlines-friends-not-nemeses/ Setting deadlines could be good. Do you do this? Does it work for you?
  5. http://www.booksandsuch.com/blog/nanowrimo-hows-going/ How are your projects coming along? Some things to keep in mind.
  6. http://www.booksandsuch.com/blog/pre-marketing-book/ Pre-marketing before, during, and as you edit.

 

Historical:

  1. http://englishhistoryauthors.blogspot.com/2017/11/history-revealed-welsh-highland-railway.html Welsh history.
  2. https://awriterofhistory.com/2017/11/02/writing-popular-fiction-john-grishams-suggestions/ 8 writing tips.
  3. http://englishhistoryauthors.blogspot.com/2017/11/woodes-rogers-man-who-cleaned-up-piracy.html
  4. https://mytrainofthoughtson.wordpress.com/2017/11/01/wormwood-by-larry-enmon/
  5. http://awriterofhistory.com/2017/10/31/on-writing-historical-fiction-kussin/ College campuses in the 1960s.
  6. http://bloodredpencil.blogspot.com/2017/10/not-so-fancy-dress.html

 

Scary:

  1. http://www.thisishorror.co.uk/news-round-up-week-ending-3-november-2017/ Crystal Lake Publishing releases fourth anthology and more.
  2. http://www.thisishorror.co.uk/tod-022-two-weird-panels-mary-shelley-frankenstein-the-roots-of-cosmic-horror-at-necronomicon-2017-and-women-in-weird-fiction-from-hplff-2017/ Women in weird fiction.
  3. http://www.briankeene.com/2017/11/04/the-ballad-of-s-t-joshi-or-saruman-and-wormtongue-meet-the-great-unwashed/ Lovecraft and the times are changing.
  4. http://thewarriormuse.blogspot.com/2017/11/iwsg-shanoshostowriedsubmo.html Goings on.
  5. http://www.thisishorror.co.uk/tattered-tomes-ghost-story-by-peter-straub-revisited/ Ghost Story.
  6. https://storyempire.com/2017/10/23/being-too-stupid-to-live-and-other-horror-foibles/ Great tips, Staci! In today’s horror, you need a reason for them to be isolated. I.E. Someone’s cellphone has to be lost or dropped in the toilet. Something, lol.

 

Mystery/Thrillers/Suspense:

  1. http://annerallen.com/2017/10/authentic-historical-detail-trigger-emotions/ Adding the details that put your reader into the period you’re writing about.
  2. https://killzoneblog.com/2017/11/avoiding-reader-burnout-by-texting-the-gods.html Reader fatigue on recent similar-themed books.
  3. https://rebeccahowiebooks.wordpress.com/2017/11/03/5-things-to-remember-when-investigating-a-fictional-murder/ The whys.
  4. https://margotkinberg.wordpress.com/2017/11/03/bohemian-like-you/ The bohemian lifestyle.
  5. https://stacitroilo.wordpress.com/2017/11/03/author-inspiration-writing-links-16/ This week’s links and Story Empire nominated for best writing blog.
  6. https://maeclair.net/2017/11/02/offering-our-thanks-and-asking-a-favor/ Voted!

 

Short Stories/Anthologies/Novella/Comics:

  1. https://donmassenzio.wordpress.com/2017/11/04/short-story-saturday-no-pain-no-gain-part-10/ Stepping up.
  2. https://twodropsofink.com/2017/11/03/the-fiction-challenge-losing-a-dear-friend-by-peeush-trikha/
  3. https://coldhandboyack.wordpress.com/2017/11/02/sick-day/
  4. https://coldhandboyack.wordpress.com/2017/11/02/how-to-trust-your-human-on-lisaburtonradio/
  5. https://vashtiqvega.wordpress.com/2017/10/31/fairies-myths-magic-october-spooktacular-author-spotlight-guest-post-vashti-quiroz-vega/ Raven’s masterpiece.
  6. https://legendsofwindemere.com/2017/10/31/does-this-macabre-macaroni-still-smell-okay/ Little brown bat.

 

Poetry:

  1. https://robbiesinspiration.wordpress.com/2017/11/04/poetry-challenge-a-touch-of-darkness/ Evil musings.
  2. https://syl65.wordpress.com/2017/11/03/entity/ Unseen cells.
  3. https://richardankers.com/2017/11/03/the-softest-human-touch/ Gentle caresses.
  4. https://juantetcts.wordpress.com/2017/11/03/daily-post-241/ Juan Te has such amazing insights into things! I enjoy her posts and we are kindred spirits!
  5. https://vashtiqvega.wordpress.com/2017/11/03/haiku-friday-spooky-night/ Icy fingers.
  6. https://erikakind.me/2017/11/03/haiku-miracles-can-be-tricky/ A catch.

 

Indie:

  1. https://selfpublishingadvice.org/self-publishing-productivity/ On writing fast but keeping the quality. Eight books in one year. Do you think this is possible? What do you think would be the challenge for you?
  2. https://selfpublishingadvice.org/how-to-price-an-ebook/ Advice on pricing your book.
  3. https://www.thebookdesigner.com/2017/11/3-essential-questions-for-every-author/ Know who you’re writing for.
  4. https://kobowritinglife.com/2017/11/03/using-triggers-to-poke-at-a-characters-emotional-wound/ How to dredge up the past to make our characters more relatable.
  5. https://kobowritinglife.com/2017/11/02/thank-you-mark/ Mark Lefebvre is leaving.
  6. https://www.thecreativepenn.com/2017/11/04/twitter-grow-email-list/ Giving something free to grow your email-list.

 

Craft:

  1. https://www.helpingwritersbecomeauthors.com/novel-writing-checklist/ Checklist on important notes to hit in a story.
  2. https://www.janefriedman.com/patreon-youtube-writing-career/ Vlogging your writing career. Do you like vlogs? Have you been interested in trying one or do you have one? How is it working out?
  3. https://www.janefriedman.com/conflicting-advice-youll-receive-query-letters/ It seems that a query letter comes down to personality and luck. What do you think?
  4. http://writershelpingwriters.net/2017/11/occupation-thesaurus-entry-emergency-dispatcher/ Occupation entry.
  5. http://blog.janicehardy.com/2009/05/do-we-have-future-together.html Knowing when a throwaway character is a star.
  6. http://writersinthestormblog.com/2017/11/6-tips-to-survive-a-writing-disaster/ Getting past a publishing fail.

 

Other:

  1. https://www.thebookdesigner.com/2017/10/book-reviews-self-published-authors-primer/ How to get reviewers for your stories. I get occasional arcs to review and I try to get to them asap. I’m not always successful at how fast, but I do try. Especially if I know the author from online. I also review from Netgalley which is where I get most of my books for review.
  2. http://sethgodin.typepad.com/seths_blog/2017/11/the-overflowing-out-box.html Deadlines are vitamins for creativity.
  3. https://annetterochelleaben.wordpress.com/2017/11/04/angel-messages-november-4-2017/
  4. https://nicholasrossis.wordpress.com/2017/11/03/most-common-words-that-are-used-in-multiple-languages/ Universal words.
  5. https://teagansbooks.com/2017/11/03/thistledown-hiatus-3-nanowrimo-is-here/ Nano and updates. I didn’t do Nano this year. I’m a slow writer though I used to be faster. I guess I’m more conscious of my decisions while writing and what I put down now instead of rushing to the end.
  6. http://scvincent.com/2017/11/04/theyve-been-at-it-again/ The Press button.
  7. https://smorgasbordinvitation.wordpress.com/2017/11/04/smorgasbord-posts-from-your-archives-when-i-am-not-enoughby-tina-frisco/ Doubting yourself can be a common theme. I do myself. I try and keep positive things around me to combat this.
  8. https://phsolomon.com/2017/11/04/keywords-project-searches-in-scrivener/ Editing consistency.
  9. http://jolenemottern.com/2017/11/03/grin-and-blur-it/ The week and its repercussions.
  10. http://www.thepassivevoice.com/2017/11/the-pendulum-may-be-swinging-away-from-fair-use/ Copying 50% of a work is not fair use. Copying a sentence and linking back to the original is. I do this sometimes in respect to the blog as a lead-in so-to-speak to what the other blogs say or when quoting a line or two from the blurb to give the reader an idea of what to expect.
  11. https://kerrymckim.com/2017/11/03/good-vibrations-gratitude-friday-5/ I think this is a great feature! I’m thankful for my kids and my pets and Jesus who helps me though all life throws my way.
  12. https://doctorly.wordpress.com/2017/11/02/as-long-as-you-have-your-health/ Tracking your health. As in companies.
  13. https://authorsteveboseley.wordpress.com/2017/11/02/facebook-in-real-life-fun-post/
  14. http://journeytoambeth.com/2017/11/02/the-wedding/
  15. http://www.livewritethrive.com/2017/11/02/3-keys-to-writing-effective-action-scenes/ Three keys.
  16. http://authorkristenlamb.com/2017/11/mary-sue-shopping-spree/ Don’t make your characters perfect!
  17. https://nailyournovel.wordpress.com/2017/11/02/the-pleasure-of-slow-journeys-and-why-we-love-to-read-guest-post-at-isabel-costellos-literary-sofa/ Slow works out for me. Well, for now. I don’t how that’ll change in the future with deadlines and such.
  18. http://www.literaryrambles.com/2017/11/dusti-bowling-guest-post-and.html A self-published author’s story of why she went traditional.
  19. http://kriswrites.com/2017/11/01/business-musings-blogging-the-business-master-class/
  20. http://amazonauthorinsights.com/post/165774835635/writing-insights-part-one-becoming-a-writer I wish I’d known a lot of this stuff in the beginning as well. I’m always striving to learn more about writing and I hope I never stop doing that, to think you know everything is to stop growing. And to stop growing means your creativity dries up.
  21. http://writewithfey.blogspot.com/2017/11/so-i-tried-thing-iwsg.html Local book speech.
  22. https://rebeccahowiebooks.wordpress.com/2017/10/31/tuesday-update-2/
  23. https://shelleywilsonauthor.com/2017/10/31/visiting-lakegarda-in-the-autumn-traveltuesday-italy/ Italy visit.
  24. https://journeytoambeth.com/2017/10/31/maiden-mother-crone-part-8-farewell/
  25. http://thestoryreadingapeblog.com/2017/11/01/stick-with-me-kid-guest-post-by-annette-rochelle-aben/ Chris works so hard to bring us some fabulous guests. Todays: Peanut butter lovers. I like peanut butter occasionally on celery sticks. I prefer the crunchy.
  26. http://larawillard.com/2017/10/31/9-methods-for-choosing-a-title-2/ I sometimes think of the titles while discovering the characters and their world. As of yet, I haven’t started writing a story without a title. I like to consider what the story’s about and use that to find the title.
  27. https://vanbytheriver.wordpress.com/2017/10/30/nevermore/
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