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Writing Links 12/18/17


Writing Links 12/18/17

Traci Kenworth



  1. How do your characters relate to each other?
  2. Norway characters.
  3. Filling in the gaps, something I worry about.
  4. On writing.
  5. Tips on ending your series.



  2. This week’s science in books.
  3. I’ve been writing companion novels for the past series I just did and didn’t realize it. I just thought they were called series as well. Oh, what we learn, lol.
  4. Interview with the author of The Serpent King.
  5. It may be more important than ever to give readers an opportunity to envision and imagine through the words on the page.
  6. My year has been bad as you might know if you’ve been reading these posts for a while. I had a tornado hit my home in July and then again in Oct. My kids and I were in a car accident. Our dog died. Just bad. I do hold hope for next year though. I’m hitting my stride in writing after studying craft the last couple years and I’m ready to forge ahead.


Romance/Women’s Fiction:

  1. Repeating what you’ve said previously.
  2. Connections matter and dual timelines are the perfect way to explore them.
  3. Believing the best of others.
  4. On editing.
  5. What are your favorite hashtags?
  6. Who are your go-to authors when your in a writing slump? For me, Nora Roberts, Stephen King, Dean Koontz, Linda Howard, Constance O’Banyon, Phillip Pullman, Suzanne Cooper, C.S. Lewis, J.R.R. Tolkien, and Marion Zimmer Bradley.



  1. Unlearning some of the things you’ve learned.
  2. Available in print, e-book, and subscription service.
  3. Five different types of rough drafts. I tend to write short then expand then revise. Revise again.
  4. Boy’s town.
  5. The way publishing works.
  6. Do you write with voice-recognition software? By pen? Half-and-half?



  1. Shakespeare always returns to this northern Italian city.
  2. Discovering our ancestors.
  4. Medieval Christmas.
  5. On writing.



  1. Some good advice!
  2. Favorite movies of the year.
  3. Have you run into these problems?
  4. Her genres crossover from contemporary to historical to YA to horror.
  5. A writer how-to reference.
  6. A study of horror.



  1. Tara Sparling delivers twelve days of Christmas writing clichés.
  2. Who were your heroes?
  3. Do you think one line of dialogue can reveal character.
  4. Low rent.
  6. Legend has it if you stick your finger through one of the bullet holes in the Jenny Wade house, you’ll be proposed to within a year.


Short Stories/Anthologies/Novella:

  1. Do you make plans for the new year to come? Compare your old year?
  6. I’m thinking I may take some time off. Maybe after this week till mid-Jan. I did that last year and it proved to be a rejuvenator. I need to figure out what I’m going to do in the new year anyway.



  5. Not one of the boys.



  1. A journal designed for a writer by a writer.
  2. Adapting your novel into a screenplay.
  3. Need some facts checked?
  4. Most fans are busying buying for others, here’s how to get their interest in buying your books.



  1. Read any good books this past year?
  2. How to launch a book without a web presence.
  3. What motivates your hero? Villain?
  4. A great explanation for episodic writing!
  5. Where are you in the journey? I think I’m at the journeyman stage. I’m processing everything I’ve learned the past years and it’s all coming together like it should.
  6. I’ve been pushed to that point in my past though I’m glad to say, I came back. Nowadays, I love the stories too much to stop.



  1. Sales are down 2%.
  2. White space.
  3. A point-of-view is the difference between a job and a career.
  4. I think this speaks for itself.
  5. Arrival of a bookboxclub.
  6. All you need.
  7. Interesting to read what other religions think on this.
  8. The RBRT awards.
  9. Santa—health conscious?
  10. Reviews might lead to the Vine program.
  12. The puzzles of the churches, knights, saints, and ley-lines.
  13. Margaritas and pastrami, lol.
  14. Christmas quizzes.
  15. When it snows in south Texas.
  17. Do you need an Amazon author page?
  18. I identify with this SO much! I came from a poor family. I had big dreams that got tossed to side when I married. I picked those dreams back up after getting out of the relationship. It was just me and my kids against the world. I’m still dreaming and determined to reach those milestones.
  19. It’s coming! On my birthday—Jan. 23, 2018, 4 p.m.
  20. Movie option.
  21. Ideas on a debut launch.
  22. Beware handshake deals!
  23. It’s the giving not the getting. Yes, so much!
  24. Audiobook narrating.
  25. Professional covers at lower costs.
  26. The old with the new.
  27. Scam alert!
  30. This week’s links.


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

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