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Writing Links 12/11/17


Writing Links…12/11/17

Traci Kenworth



  1. Austrian characters.
  2. The legend of La Befana.
  3. Jenny’s interview with The Author’s Show.
  4. The gods and goddesses at war.
  5. Christmas villains.



  1. A MG reader tells what she looks for in books.
  2. MG books with science in them.
  3. My first book had a wake-up scene, lol. I would also like to see a little more reality for disabled people as in no magical cures. We can be just as happy as anybody else.
  4. On surviving rejection.
  5. How the picture book grew from a cake-eating monster.


Romance/Women’s Fiction:

  1. It’s all in the details.
  2. On getting your right back to your stories.
  3. On habit words. One of mine is so, lol. I even find it creeping into this blog sometimes.



  1. On acquiring another agency.
  2. Using personality tests to create characters.
  3. The greatest challenges seen by publishers.
  4. Essential travel gear when researching.
  5. Attract or repel for the right reasons. I can agree to this. I try not to let politics into my posts. I may agree or disagree with you, but I won’t argue with you about it. I try to be kind and caring as my faith leads me to be.
  6. This is the best advice I’ve heard on the subject. She’s not talking about just writing what you’re familiar with. She’s talking about making what’s on the page real. Write what you know of emotions.



  1. Common myths of the War of Roses.



  1. Music composer for The Walking Dead and other shows.
  3. Road to publication.
  4. Insomnia instead of a zombie virus.
  5. The Shirley Jackson award.
  6. HWA awards open.



  1. I agree with these tips. A blog should be easy to do. In the future, there may be times when I’ll have deadlines and can’t do as much and let’s face it, life happens. I’ll do my best to keep up with things however.
  2. For me, it’s the one I’m writing now: historical. Mine is set in biblical times and there’s not a lot of info for what I’ve chosen to right about. Some, but not a lot.
  3. Chart your story arcs before self-editing.
  4. Making a character relatable.
  5. Someone having trouble with the new you?


Short Stories/Anthologies/Novella:

  1. Pip and the river monster.
  2. On life and accomplishing things you can.



  3. At the end.
  4. Precious gift.



  1. Looking to add distinction to your books?
  2. Things to consider about website.
  3. Advanced self-publishing.
  4. Great news for Indies!
  5. I know that I used it for therapy in the past. I do keep journals. It helps me to look at things.
  6. Are agents/editors not accepting new writers even though they’re great writers?



  1. More suggestions.
  2. Words matter.
  3. Tips on researching and finding a literary agent.
  4. Don’t write perfect characters. Write deeply human characters.
  5. 25% off OneStopforWriters plans! Highly recommend!
  6. Occupation: librarian.



  1. Such a tragedy.
  2. Google and a Canadian lawsuit.
  3. Obstacles you may run into writing family history.
  4. Books to read at work.
  5. Robbie’s further adventures with fondant. She makes everything look so easy and cute!
  7. What ridiculous item would you save from a fire? Join the blogfest.
  8. Don’t waste words.
  9. On unexpected signings with colleagues. Great idea!
  10. Faster broadband.
  11. Mary-Sues and injuries.
  12. E-book distribution.
  13. High marks.
  14. The market is maturing, here’s how to sustain your business.
  15. Life after your book’s published.
  16. Alert!
  17. Blogbashchat Sundays!
  18. Blogging is a great way for your audience to get to know you.
  19. Taking a break.
  20. The links.
  21. Positive thinking.
  22. Tips on public speaking.




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

39 thoughts on “Writing Links 12/11/17

  1. Thanks for including us with Ann Griffin’s article, Traci. This list is another time sump for me. Looks like people on my NICE list are going to get presents “wrapped” in gift bags this year so I’ll have time to check out all your hard work.

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