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Writing Links 3/6/17


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Writing Links…3/6/17

Traci Kenworth

 

Fantasy/Dystopian/UF/Paranormal/SF:

  1. http://www.autumnwriting.com/building-on-the-framework-of-fantasy-ideas/ Deepen your ideas to hook your readers. Is your forest just a forest? Or is there something lurking there your readers should know about?
  2. https://colleenchesebro.com/2017/03/04/20-inspiring-pinterest-boards-for-writers/ Looking for inspiration? I love Joanna Penn’s notebooks! I wish I could find them in my area.
  3. https://legendsofwindemere.com/2017/03/03/fantasy-indie-author-sponsorship/ May 31, 2017 deadline.
  4. https://saraletourneauwriter.com/2017/03/02/happiness-february-2017/ What made you happy in February? For me, it was spending time with family.

 

MG/YA:

 

Romance/Women’s Fiction:

  1. http://www.rubyslipperedsisterhood.com/industry-update-harlequin-books/ New imprints.

 

Christian:

  1. http://www.novelrocket.com/2017/02/a-storycrafting-checklist.html Does your character experience a Black Moment?
  2. http://www.novelrocket.com/2017/02/freeze-frame-creating-stronger-scene.html Will this freeze frame method work for you?
  3. https://stevelaube.com/go-ahead-take-online-break/ Where do you take your breaks?
  4. https://stevelaube.com/amnesia-key-success/ Don’t let your writing take over who you are in Christ.

 

Historicals:

  1. https://awriterofhistory.com/2017/02/26/37-authors-twitter-party-and-giveaway-march-7th/

 

Scary:

  1. http://www.thisishorror.co.uk/tih-136-ania-ahlborn-on-the-devil-crept-in-story-research-and-daily-habits/ Can you go too far with a character’s depravity?
  2. http://www.thisishorror.co.uk/5-must-read-horror-articles-27-february-2017-2/ From Shirley Jackson to Gillian Flynn.
  3. http://www.thisishorror.co.uk/news-round-up-week-ending-24-february-2017/J. Abrams and Stephen King team up for a new Castle Rock story.

 

Mysteries/Thrillers/Suspense:

  1. http://thrillwriting.blogspot.com/2017/02/oh-places-we-will-go-info-for-writers.html Going in the drum for research.
  2. http://annerallen.com/stress-or-burnout-know-difference/ Do you know which is which? One can lead to the other. Signs to watch for.
  3. https://killzoneblog.com/2017/03/the-code.html How to you write your good guys and bad?
  4. https://killzoneblog.com/2017/02/blubbering-over-books.html Why does film move us to tears more than books? In my case, I find both equally cry-worthy at times.
  5. http://writeitforward.com/the-years-examining-history-a-year-at-a-time/ From A.D. to present, how the world was affected. The biggest world event I’ve witnessed in my life was Sept. 11, 2001. My children were babies then and little did I know that it would usher in the death of my marriage and the beginning of a freedom that scared me almost as much as those dark years did.
  6. https://margotkinberg.wordpress.com/2017/03/03/ill-arrange-for-making-all-arrangements/ Caterers as sleuths? Interesting…
  7. https://everydaysamystery.wordpress.com/2017/03/02/a-world-book-day-mini-mystery/

 

Short Stories/Anthologies/Novella/Comics:

  1. https://johnwhowell.com/2017/02/25/stream-of-consciousness-saturday-prompt-how/ Bombs away.
  2. https://doctorly.wordpress.com/2017/02/25/pecking-order/ What we do for pretty.
  3. https://saraflower.wordpress.com/2017/03/02/sally-chapter-ten/ More ugly in a town filled with hatred.
  4. https://authorsteveboseley.wordpress.com/2017/03/04/10k-one/ A special book.
  5. https://coldhandboyack.wordpress.com/2017/03/03/not-what-i-expected/ Herald of good fortune?
  6. https://authorsteveboseley.wordpress.com/2017/03/03/fragment-friday-new-book-edition/ Steps on the stairs.

 

Poetry:

  1. https://colleenchesebro.com/2017/03/01/cookie-crumb-lips-a-tanka/
  2. https://vashtiqvega.wordpress.com/2017/03/03/haiku-friday-secret-burn/ Our secret exposed.
  3. https://johnwhowell.com/2017/03/03/friday-aka-tgif-2/ What we need. I agree wholeheartedly! Without each other, we have nothing to keep us moving forward.
  4. http://erikakind.me/2017/03/03/daily-kind-quote-446/ Choosing who you are.
  5. https://legendsofwindemere.com/2017/03/02/knights-of-old/ The glory of battle.
  6. https://erikakind.me/2017/03/02/daily-kind-quote-445/

 

Indie:

  1. http://selfpublishingadvice.org/self-publishing-news-indies-on-the-curriculum/ Indie Fringe and more!
  2. http://selfpublishingadvice.org/opinion-why-indie-authors-shouldnt-give-away-free-books/ The opinion is that they glut the market and cheapen the value of books for us all. Opinions on this?
  3. https://thestoryreadingapeblog.com/2017/03/03/editing-101-27-semicolons/ When the semicolon is appropriate.
  4. https://kobowritinglife.com/2017/03/01/kobo-writing-life-podcast-episode-78-katie-cross-from-full-time-author-to-full-time-mom/ How she schedules her day.
  5. https://journeytoambeth.com/2017/03/01/wednesday-wander-leaning-tower-of-pisa-italy/ Did you know it was once targeted by the Allies?
  6. https://thestoryreadingapeblog.com/2017/03/02/five-ways-to-contact-your-favorite-author-guest-post-by-john-w-howell/ Looking for a way to contact your favorite author?
  7. http://kriswrites.com/2017/03/01/business-musings-writing-with-chronic-health-problems/ Managing things with health problems. I take things in short stretches like she suggests though I need to admittedly, exercise. I keep meaning to but the weather sometimes deters me.

 

Craft:

  1. https://nailyournovel.wordpress.com/2017/02/26/the-blank-page-conquering-your-fears-and-a-couple-of-writing-prompts/ For me it’s starting a new book. All that emptiness to be filled. I worry that I can’t but somehow, manage.
  2. https://killzoneblog.com/2017/02/chasing-a-new-idea.html How to develop an idea into a full-blown book.
  3. https://www.helpingwritersbecomeauthors.com/unfulfilled-foreshadowing/ Make sure what you plant in a scene pays off in the end.
  4. http://blog.janicehardy.com/2017/03/revision-workshop-day-one-analyze-story.html Identify the holes in your story.
  5. http://writersinthestormblog.com/2017/03/top-10-things-rodeo-taught-me-about-writing/ Don’t pattern yourself after another writer. Your story, your characters are your own success.
  6. http://blog.janicehardy.com/2017/03/revision-workshop-day-two-analyze.html How do your characters grow over the story? Mine goes from being reckless to putting others before herself.
  7. http://blog.janicehardy.com/2017/03/revision-workshop-day-four-clarify.html Tackling any weak or missing goals.

 

Other:

  1. https://scvincent.com/2017/02/26/fragments-of-perception/ A moment of perception, never again.
  2. https://janefriedman.com/5-on-elizabeth-marro/ Working with an editor to make your book better.
  3. https://storyempire.com/2017/03/01/whats-in-a-name/ Do you research your character’s name?
  4. https://janefriedman.com/you-dont-have-to-finish-every-story-you-start/ Sometimes you write more than one story for an idea until you find the right path. I do this all the time! What I think should be the story often turns out to be completely different in the end. It all pulls together for me though!
  5. https://pennyrandall.wordpress.com/2017/03/02/the-devils-hole/ Have you heard this story? Interesting but I’d have a hard time going underground, though the writer in me would love the experience.
  6. https://stacitroilo.wordpress.com/2017/03/03/curated-content-3-march-2017/ Five things an author should have on their website and more.
  7. https://scvincent.com/2017/03/04/all-in-the-feeling-2/ A good-ribbing doesn’t deter from support for each other.
  8. https://jolenemottern.com/2017/03/03/all-hail-the-lawnmower/ Good for babies? Not so much, liking the idea of mowing season beginning soon though. Sigh.
  9. https://thestoryreadingapeblog.com/2017/03/04/chess-a-guest-post-by-stevie-turner/ Chess, a required game for children? It does teach concentration as well as patience. Somethings I sometimes have difficulty with.
  10. http://www.autumnwriting.com/book-endings/ I prefer the last ending too. It’s easier to nudge the reader into the reading the next, but wrapping up the first trial.
  11. http://writershelpingwriters.net/2017/03/the-story-of-prose-a-social-platform-for-writers/ Have you joined? What are your thoughts on this? I’d worry, if I did this, I might not be able to publish the story.
  12. http://writersinthestormblog.com/2017/03/descriptions-the-angels-are-in-the-details/ What do you put in your details? Think of a mountain, you’re not going to describe it like anyone else. Everyone else brings something new to the mix. That’s why writers don’t have to compete with one another. There’s room for more stories than one.
  13. https://mytrainofthoughtson.wordpress.com/2017/03/02/word-of-the-day-prioritise/ To arrange or do in order.
  14. https://doctorly.wordpress.com/2017/03/02/chimera/ Something to ponder.
  15. https://scvincent.com/2017/03/03/six-second-memory-2/ I can relate, lol.
  16. http://nicholasrossis.me/2017/03/02/author-earnings-report-the-top-12-trends-for-2017/ Take a look at these figures! Impressive!
  17. http://www.brenda-drake.com/2017/03/pitch-madness-draft/ Get that pitch ready!

 

 

 

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Reading Links 2/28/17


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Reading Links…2/28/17

Traci Kenworth

 

Fantasy/Dystopian/UF/Paranormal/SF:

  1. https://horrornovelreviews.com/2017/02/19/mark-taylors-a-night-at-the-dream-theater-review/ A sci-fi/parallel world where one’s future is determined by their employment.
  2. http://www.talesoftheravenousreader.com/2017/02/a-unique-fantastical-world-island-of.html One of the most unique fantasies you’ll ever read.

 

MG/YA:

  1. http://www.publishing-hub.com/2017/02/cover-reveal-for-why-i-loathe-sterling.html What if Paris Geller fell for Ferris Bueller and they both stayed horrible people?
  2. https://rosieamber.wordpress.com/2017/02/23/rosies-bookreview-team-rbrt-midnight-sisters-by-saraheboucher-fairytale-fantasy/ A tale as told by the gardener.

 

Romance/Women’s Fiction:

  1. https://litworldinterviews.com/2017/02/19/poet-of-the-wrong-generation-bookreview/ Johnny Ellis is filled with regret.
  2. http://www.parajunkee.com/2017/02/20/a-million-little-things-is-literally-a-book-about-a-million-little-things-go-figure/ A group of women come together, and through friendship, explore their lives.
  3. https://rosieamber.wordpress.com/2017/02/24/the-infernal-detective-by-kirstenweiss-paranormal-romantic-mystery-fridayreads/ Book #4 in the Riga Hayworth romantic mysteries.

 

Christian:

 

Historicals:

 

Scary:

  1. http://www.thisishorror.co.uk/book-review-the-devil-crept-in-by-ania-ahlborn/ Blends the line between reality and surreal.
  2. http://www.thisishorror.co.uk/book-review-black-static-issue-56/ deals with extreme cultural and political upheaval.
  3. http://www.thisishorror.co.uk/book-review-suffer-the-children-by-janden-hale/ Intelligently thought out and executed.
  4. https://mightythorjrs.wordpress.com/2017/02/24/the-core-by-peter-v-brett-us-and-uk-cover-reveal/ Bloodthirsty demons stalk the human race.

 

Mystery/Thrillers/Suspense:

  1. http://lizlovesbooks.com/lizlovesbooks/april-book-watch-here-and-gone-haylen-beck/ A woman fleeing an abusive marriage with her kids is pulled over and taken into custody by the police who say they never saw any kids…
  2. http://lizlovesbooks.com/lizlovesbooks/lie-with-me-sabine-durrant-blog-tour-review/ Paul Morris is running out of money, friends, and second chances.
  3. https://johnwhowell.com/2017/02/18/review-my-grl-by-john-w-howell/ When John Cannon’s boat is targeted by terrorists, he must stand between it and them.
  4. http://lizlovesbooks.com/lizlovesbooks/six-stories-with-matt-wesolowski-harry-saint-clement-ramsay/ Wild, hunting parks…
  5. http://lizlovesbooks.com/lizlovesbooks/latest-reads-walk-away-by-sam-hawken/ Former combat medic Camaro Espinoza is trying to put her past behind her. She knows she’s done bad things – but they were always for good reasons.
  6. http://lizlovesbooks.com/lizlovesbooks/march-book-watch-follow-me-down-sherri-smith/ When a woman receives word that her twin brother is missing, she returns home to Dakota.
  7. https://mytrainofthoughtson.wordpress.com/2017/02/24/game-of-fear-by-glede-browne-kabongo/ Even good girls have secrets.

 

Short Stories/Anthologies/Novella/Comics:

  1. http://kriswrites.com/2017/02/24/escape-with-a-new-bundle/ Recycled Pulp. Fantasy and science fiction.

 

Poetry:

 

Indie:

  1. https://teripolen.com/2017/02/24/indie-author-friday-nabila-fairuz-indieauthors-youngadult/ Two sisters embark on an adventure to find their family that has disappeared.

 

Craft:

 

Other:

  1. https://cmblackwood.wordpress.com/2017/02/18/guest-author-stacy-gleiss/ A recovering Japan-aholic.
  2. https://princessofthelight.wordpress.com/2017/02/24/mr-ns-top-10-baseball-books-of-all-time-fridayreads-mlb-sports/ Ten baseball books to get you ready for opening day.

 

 

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Writing Links 2/2717


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Writing Links…2/27/17

Traci Kenworth

 

Fantasy/Dystopian/UF/Paranormal/SF:

 

MG/YA:

  1. http://www.adventuresinyapublishing.com/2017/02/promising-form-and-content-pt-3-how-to.html A look at openings.

 

Romance/Women’s Fiction:

  1. https://writerofftheleash.blogspot.com/2017/02/a-case-for-inspirational-romance.html Love is an extension of God’s love for us.
  2. http://www.superauthors.com/2017/02/paying-attention.html Find something positive from day to day. I need to do this more. Today, it was a Shamrock Shake.

 

Christian:

  1. http://www.novelrocket.com/2017/02/going-with-flow.html Trust the one who is in control.
  2. http://www.novelrocket.com/2017/02/making-it-real-research-before-you-write.html Do you visit the places you write about? Mine would be hard to do, for fantasy. But the historical ones are set near where I grew up.
  3. http://www.booksandsuch.com/blog/fresh-approach-how-to-surprise-your-reader/ Take a direction they wouldn’t expect.
  4. https://stevelaube.com/book-favor-take-break/ Where do you take a break? Mine’s usually to relax with a book, or two, or more.
  5. http://www.novelrocket.com/2017/02/the-broken-blog.html Do you feel like your books a broken story?
  6. https://stevelaube.com/writing-controlled-fate/ Publishing is subjective and it all depends.
  7. http://www.booksandsuch.com/blog/4-easy-steps-great-synopsis/ Write your synopsis before you write the book. A friend and critique partner taught me this and it’s invaluable! It seriously helps you to focus on what story you want to tell.

 

Historicals:

  1. http://writeitforward.com/how-to-stop-an-imperial-presidency/ Steps taken by Hamilton and Jefferson.

 

Scary:

  1. http://www.thisishorror.co.uk/tih-135-ania-ahlborn-on-making-a-monster-self-publishing-seed-and-families-in-horror/ Win a copy of the Devil Crept in.
  2. http://www.thisishorror.co.uk/5-must-read-horror-articles-20-february-2017/ John Carpenter attached to new Halloween film and horror franchise crossovers in comics.
  3. http://www.thisishorror.co.uk/news-round-up-week-ending-17-february-2017/ New Castle Rock novella by Stephen King.

 

Mystery/Thrillers/Suspense:

  1. https://killzoneblog.com/2017/02/the-most-productive-approach-for-the-aspiring-novelist.html My piece of advice? Finish your work. Always. If you don’t finish, you won’t have anything to work with.
  2. https://margotkinberg.wordpress.com/2017/02/18/if-i-were-huckleberry-finn-id-do-the-things-he-did/ The exploration of coming of age and self-discovery.
  3. https://margotkinberg.wordpress.com/2017/02/24/so-hoist-up-the-john-b-sails/ Does your crime fiction take place on a voyage?

 

Short Stories/Anthologies/Novella/Comics:

  1. https://coldhandboyack.wordpress.com/2017/02/20/by-popular-demand-flipboard/ How to work with flipboard. Going to try this on my Kindle instead of the pc.
  2. http://www.thisishorror.co.uk/tih-134-stephen-volk-on-the-parts-we-play-filmmaking-and-writing-short-stories/ Dark Corners.
  3. http://annieneugebauer.com/2017/02/25/deaths-favorite-pet-now-free-to-read/ Siren’s Call. Women of Horror.
  4. https://coldhandboyack.wordpress.com/2017/02/24/handicapping-the-coming-weekend/ What to work on next?

 

Poetry:

  1. https://erikakind.me/2017/02/18/day-18-loveuary-%E2%9D%A4-heart/ Two hearts.
  2. http://johnwhowell.com/2017/02/24/friday-johnku-aka-tgif-83/ A helping hand.
  3. https://vashtiqvega.wordpress.com/2017/02/24/haiku-friday-sweat-heat/ A lost shadow and a hidden poem.

 

Indie:

  1. https://nailyournovel.wordpress.com/2017/02/19/cyclical-melodies-beginnings-and-endings-the-undercover-soundtrack-nicole-evelina/ What melodies inspire you?
  2. https://nonniewrites.wordpress.com/2017/02/18/welcome-rrbc-rwisa-member-marlena-smith/ Questions for an Indie writer.
  3. https://kobowritinglife.com/2017/02/18/word-power-words-to-use-instead-of-good-a-movie/ In need of a word to replace good? Look here.
  4. http://nicholasrossis.me/2017/02/18/can-you-help-eddie/ Whose Eddie you may ask?
  5. http://annerallen.com/make-a-living-writing-fiction/ Guest post by Elizabeth S. Craig.
  6. http://selfpublishingadvice.org/self-publishing-news-starting-out/ Neil Gaiman says that if he were to be starting out in publishing today, he’d go Indie.
  7. http://selfpublishingadvice.org/authors-book-marketing-and-publicity-is-creative-and-fun-honestly/ You need enthusiasm to market successfully.

 

Craft:

  1. https://warriorwriters.wordpress.com/2017/02/20/description-writer-crack-finding-the-write-balance/ What type of a descriptor are you? Light, heavy? Medium? I tend to start light and layer more in as the drafts progress.
  2. http://www.livewritethrive.com/2017/02/20/6-attitudes-of-highly-productive-people/ Keep stress to a minimum. Something I struggle with admittedly.
  3. http://www.livewritethrive.com/2017/02/23/growing-your-audience-one-fan-at-a-time/ What ways do you look to grow your fans? I hope, by getting readers to know me on the blog, the web, that they’ll try my books when I publish.
  4. http://www.publishingcrawl.com/2017/02/24/focusing/ I get distracted by items on my desk. Keeping everything organized helps. It helps to keep other things on a schedule, a small to-do list that I work on daily.
  5. http://nicholasrossis.me/2017/02/24/pixars-15-rules-of-storytelling/ #15 is my favorite. What’s yours?
  6. https://juantetcts.wordpress.com/2017/02/23/5-writing-tips-lizzie-chantree/ I say this often: read!

 

Other:

  1. https://scvincent.com/2017/02/19/grand-designs/ Everything under the heavens is such a marvelous design.
  2. https://coldhandboyack.wordpress.com/2017/02/19/the-idea-mill-28/ Ideas, anyone?
  3. https://smorgasbordinvitation.wordpress.com/2017/02/18/boxcars/ Walking in another man’s shoes with Andrew Joyce.
  4. https://authorsteveboseley.wordpress.com/2017/02/19/diagnosis-pt4/ One man’s dream reveals how strong he is.
  5. https://mytrainofthoughtson.wordpress.com/2017/02/18/3-quotes-nick-mcdonell/ Which quote would you choose?
  6. https://thestoryreadingapeblog.com/2017/02/19/what-have-the-romans-ever-done-for-us-guest-post-by-ian-hutson/ Life in the canals.
  7. https://smorgasbordinvitation.wordpress.com/2017/02/17/smorgasbord-health-seasonal-affective-disorder-part-four-immune-system-and-people/ Some good advice.
  8. https://erinlferguson.com/2017/02/20/linksona/ This lady does some amazing art!
  9. https://maryblowers.com/2017/02/23/free-and-discounted-books-for-my-subscribers/ Look for my short story in her Where Dreams Live anthology.
  10. https://stacitroilo.wordpress.com/2017/02/24/ubiquitous-tips-and-book-reviews/ Are your reviews hurtful or helpful? I hope other readers find the ones I do helpful. If I don’t like a book, I don’t post a review.
  11. https://thestoryreadingapeblog.com/2017/02/25/the-truth-about-publishing-before-christmas-guest-post-by-a-c-flory/ Launching at Christmas? Some things to consider.
  12. https://smorgasbordinvitation.wordpress.com/2017/02/25/blog-sitting-special-at-midnight-writer-in-residence-paul-andruss-cottingley-fairies/ Real or faked?
  13. https://scvincent.com/2017/02/25/the-ghost-of-a-castle/ Ghosts?
  14. https://phsolomon.com/2017/02/24/kobo-plus-launched-in-netherlands/ The largest digital book subscription service in the Netherlands and Belgium.
  15. http://erikakind.me/2017/02/24/post/ Looking for an iPhone cover? Check this out.
  16. https://scvincent.com/2017/02/24/the-devils-arse/ Thieves caverns.

 

 

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Reading Links…2/21/17


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Reading Links…2/21/17

Traci Kenworth

 

Fantasy/Dystopian/UF/Paranormal/SF:

  1. http://www.fantasyliterature.com/author-interviews/david-rowe/ Proverbs within Tolkien’s books.
  2. http://www.fantasyliterature.com/reviews/gilded-cage/ A deep divide between equals.
  3. http://www.adventuresinyapublishing.com/2017/02/in-which-i-fangirl-over-wendy-higgins.html post-apocalyptic America.
  4. https://mightythorjrs.wordpress.com/2017/02/17/book-review-deadhouse-gates-by-steven-erikson/ A tale of The Malzan Book of the Fallen series.
  5. http://www.fantasyliterature.com/reviews/love-volume-4-the-dinosaur/ A look at dinosaurs from their humble beginnings.
  6. https://teripolen.com/2017/02/17/indie-author-friday-christopher-d-schmitz-indieauthors-fantasy/ After merging with her copy from an alternate reality, college student, Claire Jones, is thrust into a setting beyond her imagination and must fight alongside Zabe, her self-appointed, inter-dimensional guardian.
  7. http://www.fantasyliterature.com/reviews/i-am-alive-and-you-are-dead/ One strange and visionary guy: Phillip K. Dick.
  8. http://www.fantasyliterature.com/reviews/time-is-the-simplest-thing/ Uses the tools of science fiction to make poignant comments on the issues of the day.
  9. http://www.fantasyliterature.com/reviews/central-station/ A thoughtful, poignant, human take on a possible future.
  10. https://johnwhowell.com/2017/02/16/chasing-bedlam-by-charles-yallowitz-new-release/ The love between a woman and her jeep.

 

MG/YA:

  1. http://www.talesoftheravenousreader.com/2017/02/are-we-okay-interview-with-nina-lacour.html You go through life thinking there’s so much you need…until you leave with your phone, your wallet, and a picture of your mother.
  2. http://colleenchesebro.com/2017/02/17/colleens-book-reviews-charlene-the-star-by-deannie-humphreys-dunne/ Charlene the star was born into a family of racehorses.

 

Romance/Women’s Fiction:

  1. http://bloodredpencil.blogspot.com/2017/02/friday-reads-one-perfect-love.html The rest of the story.

 

Christian:

 

Historicals:

  1. https://rosieamber.wordpress.com/2017/02/16/rosies-bookreview-team-rbrt-the-replacement-chronicles-by-harperswan1-histfic-mystery/ An early homo sapiens woman, Raven, and her interaction with a Neanderthal named Longhead.

 

Scary:

 

Mysteries/Thrillers/Suspense:

  1. http://lizlovesbooks.com/lizlovesbooks/latest-reads-kings-cage-by-victoria-aveyard/ Mare Barrow is a prisoner, powerless without her lightning, tormented by her lethal mistakes.
  2. http://writewithfey.blogspot.com/2017/02/abducted-life-by-patricia-josephine.html Savannah Janowitz’s perfect life was destroyed the night she and her boyfriend vanished without a trace.
  3. https://rosieamber.wordpress.com/2017/02/18/rosies-bookreview-team-rbrt-dci-jones-casebook-cryers-view-by-kerryjdonovan-crime/ The murder of a detective on the task force in the south end of England is the latest in a series of mysteries.
  4. http://lizlovesbooks.com/lizlovesbooks/the-elisenda-domenech-investigations-city-of-drowned-souls-blog-tour-review/ When child disappears, the clock starts ticking.
  5. http://lizlovesbooks.com/lizlovesbooks/one-little-mistake-emma-curtis-blog-tour-review/ When she risks everything on a whim, there’s only one person she trusts enough to turn to.

 

Short Stories/Anthologies/Novella/Comics:

  1. http://www.thisishorror.co.uk/look-out-for-draculas-brethren-by-richard-dalby-and-brian-j-frost-editors/ Featuring the stories that inspired and were inspired by Bram Stoker’s
  2. http://www.thisishorror.co.uk/book-review-black-feathers-dark-avian-tales-an-anthology-edited-by-ellen-datlow/ Ellen Datlow puts out some of the best anthologies! Always look forward to her collections.

 

Poetry:

 

Indie:

 

Craft:

 

Other:

  1. http://www.fantasyliterature.com/reviews/miranda-and-caliban/ A twist on Shakespeare’s The Tempest.

 

 

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Writing Links 2/20/17


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Writing Links…2/20/17

Traci Kenworth

 

Fantasy/Dystopian/UF/Paranormal/SF:

  1. https://legendsofwindemere.com/2017/02/11/did-things-go-to-plan-ha-ha-ha/ Keeping things going on the burner. Can you multi-task? I used to be able to bounce projects around but I’m slowing down for some reason. I can have them in various stages of planning, but writing them at the same time? A little of a panic time for me.
  2. http://storitorigrace.blogspot.com/2017/02/beautiful-people-couples-edition-caleb.html How do your story couples compare?
  3. https://colleenchesebro.com/2017/02/18/how-to-have-the-perfect-weekend-writers-retreat-e-m-welsh/ Need time off? You can even stay at home.
  4. https://legendsofwindemere.com/2017/02/17/when-i-am-not-enough-guest-post-by-tina-frisco/ Energy follows thought.
  5. https://writersedit.com/5-fantasy-cliches-avoid/ Do you recognize these in your story?
  6. http://storitorigrace.blogspot.com/2017/02/so-your-character-is-from-finland.html Pagan holidays such as May Day are still celebrated.

 

MG/YA:

  1. http://scbwimithemitten.blogspot.com/2017/02/writing-through-slump-by-nick-adkins.html Should you give up on old versions of stories?
  2. http://www.fromthemixedupfiles.com/2017/02/pair-shoes/ Did reading teach you empathy?
  3. http://www.adventuresinyapublishing.com/2017/02/jennifer-brown-author-of-dare-you-on.html Challenge yourself.
  4. http://yatopia.blogspot.com/2017/02/a-normal-love.html Can we normalize…normal?

 

Romance/Women’s Fiction:

  1. http://romanceuniversity.org/2017/02/17/the-keepsake-method-of-creating-characters-by-jennifer-tanner/ Do your character save things.

 

Christian:

  1. http://www.novelrocket.com/2017/02/love-me-tender.html Love and tension in Christian romances.
  2. https://stevelaube.com/what-is-your-attention-span/ Do you have an attention span longer than a goldfish?
  3. http://www.novelrocket.com/2017/02/first-page-punch-keep-your-reader.html How to start your novel off in the right place.
  4. http://www.novelrocket.com/2017/02/a-dog-monk-and-judge-walk-into-book.html Working with your editor: keep the communication open.
  5. https://stevelaube.com/easily-entertained/ What gifts do you give your characters?
  6. https://stevelaube.com/remove-barriers-fiction/ Are there barriers between your characters and the reader?
  7. http://www.booksandsuch.com/blog/queries-request-book-not/ The most important thing on an agent’s request list.

 

Historicals:

  1. http://englishhistoryauthors.blogspot.com/2017/02/the-unpopular-tudor.html What was Mary’s motivation?

 

Scary:

  1. http://www.thisishorror.co.uk/5-must-read-horror-articles-13-february-2017/ One writers reason for writing horror.
  2. http://www.thisishorror.co.uk/news-round-up-week-ending-10-february-2017/ Castlevania TV series to come to Netflix.
  3. http://www.thisishorror.co.uk/celebrating-women-in-horror-month-february-2017/ Some favorites to introduce here. A few: Kathe Koja, Bari Wood, Angelica Walters, Rebecca Jones-Howe, and Nnedi Okorafor. Try these and more. After all, horror started with Mary Shelley’s Frankenstein.
  4. https://authorsteveboseley.wordpress.com/2017/02/17/blog-networking-21617/ How to increase your blog and friends!

 

Mystery/Thrillers/Suspense:

  1. https://killzoneblog.com/2017/02/handling-the-agony-of-defeat.html Even when rejections come, you go on. I had a rejection in a short contest just a few days ago. It hurts, but the best thing as James Scott Bell says: is to write something. It does take your focus off the bad, and gets you motivated.
  2. http://annerallen.com/all-about-beta-readers/ The term came from fan fiction.
  3. https://everydaysamystery.wordpress.com/2017/02/17/3-for-friday/ A quote, a mystery, and three to read!
  4. https://margotkinberg.wordpress.com/2017/02/17/the-phantom-of-the-opera-is-there/ Do you have an opera in your crime fiction?

 

Short Stories/Anthologies/Novella/Comics:

 

Poetry:

  1. https://colleenchesebro.com/2017/02/12/angel-frost-a-tanka/ Winter’s artistic palatte.
  2. https://smorgasbordinvitation.wordpress.com/2017/02/18/weekly-image-and-haiku-aniseed/ A robin and the aniseed.
  3. https://scvincent.com/2017/02/18/knight-rising/ Into the darkness.
  4. https://vashtiqvega.wordpress.com/2017/02/17/haiku-friday-eye-fade/ The stranger in the mirror.
  5. https://johnwhowell.com/2017/02/17/friday-johnku-aka-tgif-82/ Measure twice.
  6. https://erikakind.me/2017/02/17/daily-kind-quote-436/ What could be…

 

Indie:

  1. https://princessofthelight.wordpress.com/2017/02/17/online-friends-a-powerful-love-inspiration-love-friendship/ How I feel about my own online friends.
  2. https://kobowritinglife.com/2017/02/17/are-you-on-track-to-meet-your-writing-goals/ Do you have an accountability partner?
  3. https://jolenemottern.com/2017/02/17/light-through-yonder-mirror-breaks/ Life in the mirror.
  4. https://journeytoambeth.com/2017/02/17/out-for-a-walk/ Walking and writing.
  5. http://writersinthestormblog.com/2017/02/reasons-to-keep-plugging/ Digital life brings hope for all.
  6. https://coldhandboyack.wordpress.com/2017/02/17/a-castaway-style-interview/ John Wayne, The Mummy and Pirates of the Caribbean, and Lisa Burton.

 

Craft:

  1. http://www.adventuresinyapublishing.com/2017/02/using-theater-techniques-to-write.html A way to beat show vs. tell.
  2. http://blog.janicehardy.com/2015/02/at-home-workshop-revise-your-novel-in.html Her book is a great resource, you won’t be sorry you read these workshops!
  3. http://www.thecreativepenn.com/2017/02/18/avoid-overwriting/ Look out for purple prose.

 

Other:

  1. http://colleenchesebro.com/2017/02/17/grey-borders-magazine-now-seeking-submissions/ Poetry, fiction, nonfiction, and artwork.
  2. https://writerofftheleash.blogspot.com/2017/02/stop-political-madness.html A world of ugly.
  3. http://accrispin.blogspot.com/2017/02/red-flag-alert-loiacono-literary-agency.html Agencies to watch out for.

 

 

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Reading Links 2/14/17


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Reading Links 2/14/17

Traci Kenworth

 

Fantasy/Dystopian/UF/Paranormal/SF:

  1. http://www.fantasybookcafe.com/2017/02/the-leaning-pile-of-books-280/ The Gilded Cage. Kings of the Wyld.
  2. https://litworldinterviews.com/2017/02/05/hell-holes-what-lurks-below-bookreview/ Quick, enjoyable read.
  3. http://www.fantasyliterature.com/reviews/empress-of-a-thousand-skies/ Old time science fiction with modern sensibility.
  4. http://www.fantasyliterature.com/reviews/the-burning-page/ Third book in the Invisible Library series.
  5. http://www.fantasyliterature.com/reviews/american-gods/ This is a bad land for gods…the old gods are ignored.
  6. http://www.fantasyliterature.com/reviews/caraval/ Remember, it’s just a game.
  7. http://www.fantasyliterature.com/reviews/to-green-angel-tower/ Final book in the Memory, Sorrow, and Thorn series.
  8. 0/author-spotlight-p-s-winn-2/ Writing with a spiritual twist.
  9. http://www.talesoftheravenousreader.com/2017/02/check-out-starfall-out-now-giveaway.html When Princess Cassia Rose fled her home planet to avoid an arranged marriage, she had no idea it would spark a war.
  10. https://sffbookreview.wordpress.com/2017/02/10/s-l-huang-the-little-homo-sapiens-scientist/ A dark retelling of The Little Mermaid.
  11. https://colleenchesebro.com/2017/02/08/colleens-book-reviews-the-termite-queen-the-speaking-of-the-dead-vol-i-by-author-termitewriter/ In the 30th century, an off-world Earth expedition brings home a giant terminate.
  12. https://shelleywilsonauthor.com/2017/02/07/bookreview-midnight-sisters-by-saraheboucher-tuesdaybookblog-rbrt/ Based on The Twelve Dancing Princesses.

 

MG/YA:

  1. http://www.brenda-drake.com/2017/02/project-pandora-aden-polydoros-cover-reveal/ Olympus is rising.
  2. http://avajae.blogspot.com/2017/02/book-review-history-is-all-you-left-me.html Powerful and important.
  3. https://colleenchesebro.com/2017/02/09/my-book-review-of-the-heart-stone-chronicles-part-1-the-swamp-fairy/ A glowing review.
  4. https://princessofthelight.wordpress.com/2017/02/10/happy-valentines-day-books-to-sweeten-your-weekend-fridayreads-valentinesday-kidlit/ Valentine children’s books.
  5. https://journeytoambeth.com/2017/02/07/sallys-cafe-and-bookstore-author-update-teri-polen-colleen-chesebro-and-sally-cronin/ Sara and The Heart Stone Chronicles.

 

Romance/Women’s Fiction:

  1. http://www.talesoftheravenousreader.com/2017/02/real-life-romeo-experiences-interview.html Understudies never get to perform.
  2. http://www.superauthors.com/2017/02/children-children-everywhere.html Kids in the story. Check.
  3. http://www.talesoftheravenousreader.com/search/label/Girls%20Night%20Out Two romance writers with a bit more.
  4. http://kriswrites.com/2017/02/11/just-in-time-for-valentines-day-cats-and-romance-and-snow/ Fantasy with a touch of romance.
  5. https://maeclair.net/2017/02/07/welcome-tammy-tate-with-the-homecoming-shifterromance/ Book one of the Bayou Shifter series.

 

Christian:

  1. https://writerofftheleash.blogspot.com/2017/02/sharing-love-with-giveaway.html Out of the Frying Pan, a romantic mystery.

 

Historicals:

  1. 6/sallys-cafe-and-bookstore/ Light-skinned newcomers are changing the land of the three tribes.
  2. http://storitorigrace.blogspot.com/2017/02/a-book-review-of-girl-in-steel-corset.html In 1897, sixteen-year-old Finley Jane has no one except for the thing inside her.
  3. https://rosieamber.wordpress.com/2017/02/08/rosies-bookreview-team-rbrt-turn-of-the-tide-by-margaretskea1-histfic-wwwblogs/ A notorious feud that lasted two centuries.
  4. https://mytrainofthoughtson.wordpress.com/2017/02/07/kima-by-a-h-amin/ A Christmas 1928 gave birth to a yearly phenomenon in South Africa.

 

Scary:

  1. https://horrornovelreviews.com/2017/02/05/underworld-blood-wars-adaptation-review/ Entertaining read and offers quite the thrill ride.
  2. http://www.thisishorror.co.uk/book-review-great-british-horror-1-green-and-pleasant-land-edited-by-steve-shaw/ The first in an annual themed anthology.
  3. http://www.thisishorror.co.uk/midnight-mix-tape-february-2017-when-the-women-come-out-to-dance/ Some of the latest and greatest women horror writers.
  4. http://www.thisishorror.co.uk/look-out-for-ararat-by-christopher-golden/ Snowbound slaughter.
  5. http://www.thisishorror.co.uk/book-review-conceiving-by-thomas-s-flowers/ An old school monster story.
  6. http://www.thisishorror.co.uk/tattered-tomes-into-dragon-valley-koko-by-peter-straub-revisited/ One of Straub’s most emotional books.
  7. http://www.fantasyliterature.com/reviews/the-fisherman/ Story about bereavement.
  8. https://authorsteveboseley.wordpress.com/2017/02/10/steve-bosley/ A collection of darkly, disturbing stories.
  9. https://horrornovelreviews.com/2017/02/11/have-you-read-todd-keislings-the-final-reconciliation/ The answer to what happened to The Yellow Kings will terrify you.
  10. https://coldhandboyack.wordpress.com/2017/02/09/the-astronomers-crypt-on-lisa-burton-radio/ Could the observatory be haunted?
  11. https://teripolen.com/2017/02/07/the-bone-witch-by-rin-chupeco-bookreview-tuesdaybookblog/ When Tea resurrects her brother from the dead, she learns she is a bone witch.

 

Mystery/Thrillers/Suspense:

  1. http://lizlovesbooks.com/lizlovesbooks/march-bookwatch-blood-tide-by-claire-mcgowan/ Called in to investigate a young couple’s disappearance, Paul Maguire, forensic psychologist, has mixed feelings about returning to Bone Island.
  2. http://lizlovesbooks.com/lizlovesbooks/latest-reads-a-darkness-absolute-kelley-armstrong/ Rockton town detective, Casey Duncan, makes a terrible and dangerous discovery in the woods outside of town.
  3. https://rosieamber.wordpress.com/2017/02/04/rosies-bookreview-team-rbrt-ardent-justice-by-peter-taylor-gooby-petert_g-weekendblogshare/ A novel that brings to light the corruption of the financial world in the city.
  4. http://www.fantasyliterature.com/reviews/six-wakes/ A locked-room mystery.
  5. http://terribleminds.com/ramble/2017/02/09/lara-elena-donnelly-five-things-i-learned-writing-amberlough/ A vintage glam spy thriller.
  6. http://lizlovesbooks.com/lizlovesbooks/six-stories-with-matt-wesolowski-the-beast-of-belkeld/ The coven would dance, sometimes in their own shapes, sometimes in animals such as hares or dogs.
  7. http://lizlovesbooks.com/lizlovesbooks/the-hit-nadia-dalbuono-blog-tour-review/ When the family of top TV executive goes missing, it seems everyone has an axe to grind with him.
  8. https://smorgasbordinvitation.wordpress.com/2017/02/10/sallys-cafe-and-bookstore-new-on-the-shelves-the-sleeping-serpent-by-luna-saint-claire/ She was the storm.
  9. http://mysterysuspence.blogspot.com/2017/02/review-assault-and-beret.html The fifth book in The Hat Shop mysteries.

 

Short Stories/Anthologies/Novella/Comics:

  1. http://kriswrites.com/2017/02/06/free-fiction-monday-the-perfect-man/ A dangerous man uses the romance fiction a woman reads to be her “perfect” man.
  2. http://bloodredpencil.blogspot.com/2017/02/lowcountry-crime-fridayreads.html Crimes that take place north of cozy, south of noir, in an area called lowcountry.
  3. http://writewithfey.blogspot.com/2017/02/candace-sams-meet-muse-his-holiday.html Wild Rose Publishing with a hero who finds his miracle on his front lawn.
  4. https://horrornovelreviews.com/2017/02/11/heres-an-early-peek-at-kim-newman-and-paul-mccaffreys-anno-dracula-1/ Anno Dracula gets the graphic novel treatment.

 

Poetry:

 

Indie:

  1. https://teripolen.com/2017/02/10/indie-author-friday-matt-doyle-indieauthors-scifi-lgbt/ The Spark Form Chronicles, Teller Tales, and Addict.
  2. https://scvincent.com/2017/02/11/a-review-by-paul-andruss/ Imagine walking through an ancient landscape, exploring their sacred sites.
  3. https://rosieamber.wordpress.com/2017/02/10/china-blue-by-madalyn-morgan-actscribblerdj-book-3-dudley-sisters-ww2-dramas/ Book 3 of the Dudley Sisters WWII drama.
  4. https://rosieamber.wordpress.com/2017/02/09/applause-by-madalyn-morgan-actscribblerdj-ww2-histfic-dudley-sisters-series-book-2/ Book 2 of the Dudley Sisters WWII drama.

 

Craft:

  1. https://maryblowers.com/2017/02/11/book-review-creating-stories/ The structure of a story.

 

Other:

  1. https://legendsofwindemere.com/2017/02/04/autism-a-guest-post-by-kate-hughes-author-of-home/ “You need to come get my daughter. She’s not safe at home anymore.” How terrifying for both mother and child.

 

 

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Writing Links 2/13/17


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Writing Links 2/13/17

Traci Kenworth

 

Fantasy/Dystopian/UF/Paranormal/SF:

  1. http://www.fantasyliterature.com/reviews/swamplandia/ Maintains the balance between reality and fantasy.
  2. https://legendsofwindemere.com/2017/02/09/guest-post-with-lyn-horner-lara-and-delvin-in-talk-of-destiny/ A mingling of characters. Enchanting!
  3. https://legendsofwindemere.com/2017/02/08/smack-on-the-nose-spritz-with-the-water-bottle/ More on how to control angry heroes.
  4. https://thestoryreadingapeblog.com/2017/02/08/writing-science-fiction-stories-guest-post-by-craig-boyack/ For the science buffs.

 

MG/YA:

  1. http://yatopia.blogspot.com/2017/02/falling-back-in-love-with-your.html Revision getting you down, try these tips.
  2. http://avajae.blogspot.com/2017/02/about-those-online-relationships.html Do you consider the relationships online as friends? I do! I’ve met quite a few wonderful ones.
  3. http://middlegrademafia.com/2017/02/06/fictional-facts-what-is-the-newbery-medal/ Awarded to the most distinguished author in the world of children literature.
  4. http://www.fromthemixedupfiles.com/2017/02/interview-giveaways-joyce-sweeney/ Narrators should be invisible if writers want to grab readers.
  5. http://middlegrademafia.com/2017/02/09/guest-post-sylvia-mcnicoll/ Creating canine characters.
  6. http://www.adventuresinyapublishing.com/2017/02/agent-interview-alyssa-jennette-of.html Do you have a Clueless-que YA story?
  7. http://www.adventuresinyapublishing.com/2017/02/sophie-jordan-author-of-rise-of-fire-on.html Write what you’re interested in.

 

 

Romance/Women’s Fiction:

  1. http://romanceuniversity.org/2017/02/10/on-lovers-lips-by-staci-troilo/ The five details to consider in a kissing scene.
  2. http://www.rubyslipperedsisterhood.com/what-ive-learned-about-book-bub/ 75% Indie, 25% traditional.
  3. http://mfrw.blogspot.com/2017/02/mfrwauthor-to-author-research-necessary.html Do you ever fall into the black hole of research?
  4. http://romanceuniversity.org/2017/02/08/organizing-your-novel-with-laura-drake/ Cheat sheet.

 

Christian:

  1. http://www.novelrocket.com/2017/02/what-marketing-isand-isnt.html Do you know how to get people interested in your book without stalking them on social media?
  2. https://stevelaube.com/what-is-your-writing-worth/ Do you know the value in your writing?
  3. http://www.booksandsuch.com/blog/stressed-gain-control-again/ What do you do to de-stress? Sometimes distracting myself is the way to go then I can re-examine things, and go from there.
  4. http://www.booksandsuch.com/blog/keeping-track-writing-achievements/ Do you have a writer resume?

 

Historicals:

  1. https://historyweaver.wordpress.com/2017/02/06/lei-crime-kindle-world-valentines-day-menu-hop/ Some good stuff.
  2. https://awriterofhistory.com/2017/02/09/somewhere-in-france-20th-november-1915/ Letters from the trenches.
  3. http://englishhistoryauthors.blogspot.com/2017/02/wearing-widows-weeds.html The differences between widows and widowers over history.
  4. http://www.ddstoryteller.co.uk/single-post/2017/02/08/Fairy-Tale-Friday-Cinderella A bit of history.
  5. http://englishhistoryauthors.blogspot.com/2017/02/paul-pindar-merchant-of-levant-company.html Would change the course of British trading overseas.
  6. https://mthupp.wordpress.com/2017/02/08/avoca-blankets-evoking-the-generations/ Memories with Avoca throws.

 

Scary:

  1. http://www.thisishorror.co.uk/tih-133-david-bowles-on-chupacabra-vengeance-kaiju-and-lords-of-the-earth/ Part two David Bowles interview.
  2. http://www.thisishorror.co.uk/5-must-read-horror-articles-6-february-2017/ 10 Amazing Horror movies directed by women.
  3. http://www.thisishorror.co.uk/news-round-up-week-ending-3-february-2017/ Wild West theme weird fiction with werewolves.
  4. https://authorsteveboseley.wordpress.com/2017/02/09/three-tips-for-writing-humor-by-phillip-t-stephens/ Dying is easy, humor is hard.

 

Mystery/Thrillers/Suspense:

  1. https://killzoneblog.com/2017/02/let-me-entertain-you-2.html Do you prefer the hero or anti-hero? I still have a preference, for the hero myself. I think there’s still room in this world for the good character to shine his or her light.
  2. http://writeitforward.com/on-being-an-introvert-in-an-extrovert-world/ What type are you?
  3. https://killzoneblog.com/2017/02/he-said-she-said-2.html Suggestions of when said is needed and when it can be skipped.
  4. https://margotkinberg.wordpress.com/2017/02/10/suddenly-i-dont-remember-the-rules-any-more/ Is it possible to write crime fiction without following the rules?
  5. https://margotkinberg.wordpress.com/2017/02/09/someday-youll-thank-me-for-this-advice/ Should you trust someone who says something’s “for your own good” in crime fiction?
  6. https://killzoneblog.com/2017/02/betting-on-my-muse.html Taking a chance on our writing.

 

Short Stories/Anthologies/Novella/Comics:

  1. https://coldhandboyack.wordpress.com/2017/02/05/a-little-bit-pissed-off/ Has Hollywood sold out? Where is the originality? The stuff of legends?
  2. https://coldhandboyack.wordpress.com/2017/02/06/out-my-window-again/ A story prompt leads to a fun story!
  3. http://www.fantasyliterature.com/reviews/sfm-11/ A free sampling!
  4. https://coldhandboyack.wordpress.com/2017/02/10/progress-such-as-it-is/ Progress wins the race!
  5. https://journeytoambeth.com/2017/02/09/writespiration-52-weeks-in-52-words-the-ex-factor/ Join along story…
  6. https://authorsteveboseley.wordpress.com/2017/02/08/merles-story-part-5-an-unfortunate-super-power/ Will Lu be able to reset?
  7. https://saraflower.wordpress.com/2017/02/12/sally-chapter-eight/ Will they discover who Jacob is?

 

Poetry:

  1. https://smorgasbordinvitation.wordpress.com/2017/02/11/weekly-image-and-haiku-together-for-life/ Romeo and Juliette.
  2. https://johnwhowell.com/2017/02/10/friday-johnku-aka-tgif-81/
  3. https://doctorly.wordpress.com/2017/02/10/the-light-at-the-end-of-your-tunnel/
  4. https://erikakind.me/2017/02/10/day-10-loveuary-%E2%9D%A4%EF%B8%8F-finding-you/ Shattered hearts.
  5. https://vashtiqvega.wordpress.com/2017/02/10/haiku-friday-love-light/
  6. https://erikakind.me/2017/02/09/day-9-loveuary%E2%9D%A4%EF%B8%8F-cupid/
  7. https://erikakind.me/2017/02/08/day-8-loveuary%E2%9D%A4-significant-other/ Twin flames.

 

Indie:

  1. https://nailyournovel.wordpress.com/2017/02/10/literary-writers-we-are-not-alone-meet-main-street-writers/ Literary fiction is about the individual vision and the people who don’t fit.
  2. http://emmadarwin.typepad.com/thisitchofwriting/2017/02/networking-publicity-for-writers-how-to-get-it-how-to-survive-it.html Pick and choose what you do. Really!
  3. https://legendsofwindemere.com/2017/02/10/angry-hero-anonymous-meeting-now-with-glow-in-the-dark-nametags/ An angry heroes meeting. Lol.
  4. https://jolenemottern.com/2017/02/10/how-enlightening/ Learning new things.
  5. https://twodropsofink.com/2017/02/10/grammar-shorts-comma-conundrums/ Choosing where to put them…
  6. https://thestoryreadingapeblog.com/2017/02/11/reserved-for-jaq-d-hawkins/ Why do you write?
  7. https://mytrainofthoughtson.wordpress.com/2017/02/09/3-quotes-alice-walker/ My favorite is the last. Imagination really can take you anywhere. Just ask a storyteller.

 

Craft:

  1. http://www.deanwesleysmith.com/logic-the-lost-art-in-being-a-fiction-writer/ Do you believe we’ve lost our logic?
  2. https://nailyournovel.wordpress.com/2017/02/06/you-get-an-idea-and-it-just-grows-interview-with-book-and-writing-blogger-michelle-dunton/ Start with something you can’t stop thinking about—great advice!
  3. http://www.livewritethrive.com/2017/02/06/changing-this-can-help-you-become-a-productive-writer/ It’s all about positivity.
  4. http://www.livewritethrive.com/2017/02/09/3-key-ways-to-successfully-grow-your-audience/ Target your audience. No, don’t paint targets on their back, lol. Know who they are. Oh, also don’t stalk them. Just know what they read and what they expect in their genre.
  5. http://blog.janicehardy.com/2010/06/study-hall.html Study your favorite authors on how they do things such as gerunds, use of was, that, etc., descriptions, and more.
  6. http://www.autumnwriting.com/create-complex-characters/ Do you find your characters flat? This might help!
  7. http://www.writebynight.net/abcs-of-writing/strategies/common-writing-fears/ Mine is being afraid to put my work out there. I sometimes sabotage myself. What are yours?

 

Other:

  1. http://annerallen.com/author-blogs-5-bad-reasons-for-authors-to-blog-and-5-good-ones/ I think blogs can definitely help you make writing connections.
  2. https://nailyournovel.wordpress.com/2017/02/05/music-is-both-my-on-and-my-off-switch-the-undercover-soundtrack-andrea-darby/ I find it fascinating writers are inspired by music! Most of my stories come from dreams.
  3. https://thesilenteye.co.uk/2017/02/05/five-minutes-of-film/ Do you think animals experience emotions? I do. I think the same creator that we share wouldn’t dampen that in other animals.
  4. https://kobowritinglife.com/2017/02/04/word-power-words-to-use-instead-of-good-a-personality/ Magnetic…
  5. https://johnwhowell.com/2017/02/04/stream-of-consciousness-saturday-prompt-hair/ Do you remember the play Hair?
  6. https://janefriedman.com/get-book-distributed-self-published-authors-need-know/ Distributing your book to wider audiences.
  7. https://colleenchesebro.com/2017/02/06/100-best-writing-websites-2017-edition/ Do you follow these lists? Sometimes I pick and choose. I, personally, have learned more from the people I’ve met in the last year.
  8. http://www.parajunkee.com/2017/02/07/holy-sht-my-site-has-been-hacked-what-do-i-do/ What to do if your site gets hacked. Has anyone tried these? Are they worth the money?
  9. http://blog.janicehardy.com/2017/02/creating-multi-author-box-sets.html They can act as an author sampler.
  10. https://warriorwriters.wordpress.com/2017/02/09/good-things-happen-to-those-who-hustle-getting-paid-to-write/ Other professions that demand writers.
  11. https://nicholasrossis.wordpress.com/2017/02/10/amazon-notifications-regarding-copyright/ What to do if Amazon takes down your book because of this. Valuable information!
  12. http://www.publishingcrawl.com/2017/02/10/what-counts-as-previously-published/ If you publish online such as Wattpad and want published traditionally, you may run into a wall.
  13. http://writersinthestormblog.com/2017/02/pirates-beware-how-to-prepare-and-use-a-dmca-takedown-notice/ Further notice on the DMCA takedown notice: pirates beware.
  14. http://theeditorsblog.net/2017/02/10/know-your-characters-language/ Pay attention to the area your character’s from and how they speak there.
  15. https://scvincent.com/2017/02/10/the-exploding-tea-drinker/ For the love of tea!
  16. https://everydaysamystery.wordpress.com/2017/02/09/just-leaves-thursday-the-one-with-the-pine-tree/ Have you ever read tea leaves? I find it interesting.
  17. http://nicholasrossis.me/2017/02/08/emotional-beats-eyes/ Check out bug-eyed! Lol.

 

 

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Reading Links…2/7/17


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Reading Links…2/7/17

Traci Kenworth

 

Fantasy/Dystopian/UF/Paranormal/SF:

  1. http://www.fantasyliterature.com/reviews/with-blood-upon-the-sand/ Draws readers in.
  2. http://www.talesoftheravenousreader.com/2017/02/everything-is-better-in-space-diabolic.html Will make you question what being a human is all about.
  3. http://www.fantasybookcafe.com/2017/02/february-2017-patreon-book/ A Thousand Nights, a girl must tell stories to a cruel ruler to save her sister.
  4. https://sffbookreview.wordpress.com/2017/02/03/helen-oyeyemi-what-is-not-yours-is-not-yours/ A baby is found in a chapel.

 

MG/YA:

  1. http://www.fromthemixedupfiles.com/ Books on diversity.
  2. https://princessofthelight.wordpress.com/2017/02/03/tales-of-the-faie-by-diana-l-wicker-feyrontales-is-a-fantastic-fridayreads-sff-ya/ Every culture has its fairytales.

 

Romance/Women’s Fiction:

  1. https://princessofthelight.wordpress.com/2017/02/03/if-i-were-beautiful-by-devonhartford-blog-tour-guest-post-na-romance-fridayreads/ Is being beautiful better? Love this tag! It makes you think!
  2. https://rosieamber.wordpress.com/2017/02/02/last-bite-of-the-cherry-by-margaret-cullingford-dark-romance-cullingfordmags-rna-rnatweets/ Two lives entwined in similarities.

 

Christian:

  1. https://kayedacus.com/2017/02/02/books-read-in-2017-close-to-you-by-kara-isaac-amreading-bookreview/ A disgraced scholar and an entrepreneur chasing his future meet on a Tolkien tour of New Zealand.

 

Historicals:

  1. https://rosieamber.wordpress.com/2017/02/03/a-perfect-plan-by-alyssadrakemuse-regency-romance-mystery-readreviewroom-fridayreads/ Opens in 1842 with the ruthless murder of Lord Matthew Hastings.

 

Scary:

  1. http://www.thisishorror.co.uk/look-out-for-the-things-we-lost-in-the-fire-by-mariana-enriquez/ Pulse-racing superb.
  2. http://www.thisishorror.co.uk/book-review-little-heaven-by-nick-cutter/ One of the strangest and wildest rides of 2017.

 

Mystery/Thrillers/Suspense:

  1. http://lizlovesbooks.com/lizlovesbooks/february-book-watch-the-dark-room-jonathan-moore/ Will the mayor have to take his life to save a kidnapped girl?
  2. https://mytrainofthoughtson.wordpress.com/2017/02/02/10-statements-barry-knister/ Journalist Brenda Contay doesn’t look for trouble but it keeps on finding her.

 

Short Stories/Anthologies/Novella/Comics:

  1. http://www.fantasyliterature.com/reviews/shadow-light-steel/ A collection of fantasy shorts.
  2. https://horrornovelreviews.com/2017/02/03/dig-on-the-trailer-for-titan-comics-penny-dreadful-follow-up/ Penny Dreadful returns to comic.
  3. https://coldhandboyack.wordpress.com/2017/02/04/the-experimental-notebook-of-c-s-boyack-ii-by-c-s-boyack/ Collections of shorts, I highly recommend!
  4. https://authorsteveboseley.wordpress.com/2017/02/04/first-review/ Six scary stories to love.

 

Poetry:

 

Indie:

  1. https://teripolen.com/2017/02/03/indie-author-friday-michael-reed-indieauthors-bookpromotion-humor-trends_to_reed/ A Houston kind of story, with beer and a few dead folks along the way.

 

Craft:

 

Other:

  1. https://stacitroilo.wordpress.com/2017/02/03/and-the-winner-is-2/ Some great reads by RRBC!

 

 

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Writing Links in the 3s and 6…2/6/17


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Writing Links in the 3s and 6…2/6/17

Traci Kenworth

 

Fantasy/Dystopian/UF/Paranormal/SF:

  1. https://legendsofwindemere.com/2017/01/28/almost-time-to-get-my-butt-back-to-the-grindstone/ Decisions, decisions.
  2. http://www.autumnwriting.com/shortcut-fantasy-world-building/ A cheat sheet to an in-depth world.

 

MG/YA:

  1. http://yatopia.blogspot.com/2017/01/new-beginnings-come-with-price.html Better to let go of old darlings or pay the price?
  2. http://scbwimithemitten.blogspot.com/2017/02/writer-spotlight.html Wendy BooydeGraaf.
  3. http://ingridsundberg.com/2017/02/04/ingrids-notes-youtube-channel/ Develop Your Own Philosophy when it comes to writing. She’s spot on! Some things work for me other writers recommend, some don’t. It’s all about how your creativity takes place.

 

Romance/Women’s Fiction:

  1. http://mfrw.blogspot.com/2017/02/is-it-ever-too-early-to-market-book.html Write four sizes of bios.
  2. http://romanceuniversity.org/2017/02/03/the-art-and-business-of-audiobooks-by-renae-mason-noah-michael-levine-and-erin-deward/ Why you should think audiobooks.

 

Christian:

  1. http://www.novelrocket.com/2017/01/going-too-far.html Do we let the Holy Spirit do the talking?
  2. https://stevelaube.com/book-loved-everyone-hasnt-written/ Are we prepared for disagreement with our Christian views?
  3. http://www.booksandsuch.com/blog/grammar-police-ones/ Some mistakes to watch out for.

 

Historicals:

  1. https://colleenchesebro.com/2017/01/29/how-much-viking-lore-is-true/ Did Vikings discover America? Russia?
  2. http://englishhistoryauthors.blogspot.com/2017/02/politics-in-late-georgian-art.html The golden age of British satirical prints.

 

Scary:

  1. http://www.thisishorror.co.uk/tih-132-david-bowles-on-mexican-american-folklore-southern-gothic-and-story-ideas/ Author of Lords of the Earth.
  2. http://www.thisishorror.co.uk/5-must-read-horror-articles-30-january-2017/ Tips from HWA for revealing/concealing your antagonist.
  3. http://jeffattacks.libsyn.com/21-building-your-brand-with-brian-keene-john-skipp-nick-mamatas-laura-lee-bahr-j-david-osborne-and-jeff-burk Some risks involved.

 

Mystery/Thrillers/Suspense:

  1. https://killzoneblog.com/2017/01/the-joy-of-writing-whatever-the-heck-you-want.html How do you think film being able to bring back deceased stars will affect the future?
  2. https://margotkinberg.wordpress.com/2017/02/03/i-better-do-it-again/ Some thoughts on the Revision process! Timely, for me!
  3. http://www.suecoletta.com/mortis-understanding-the-body-after-death/ What happens when Ry-gor Mortis sets in.

 

Short Stories/Anthologies/Novella/Comics:

  1. https://journeytoambeth.com/2017/02/03/a-nice-surprise-writing-magazine-story-competition-results/ Helen won second in the competition!
  2. https://twodropsofink.com/2017/02/03/under-pressure-my-marlin-30-30-rifle-part-ii/ A sad tale of poor parental decisions.
  3. https://saraflower.wordpress.com/2017/02/04/sally-chapter-seven/ Hell reigns.

 

Poetry:

  1. 3-loveuary❤-as-a-parent/ Roots to grow.
  2. https://thesilenteye.co.uk/2017/02/02/until-your-will-is-mine/
  3. https://legendsofwindemere.com/2017/02/02/fading-colors/ Something we could all use a dose of this time of year: colors.

 

Indie:

 

Craft:

  1. https://nailyournovel.wordpress.com/2017/01/29/5-qualities-of-a-brilliant-story/ The last point is so true: it all adds up.
  2. https://johnwhowell.com/2017/02/03/my-advice-for-new-writers-by-john-w-howell/ Writing advice you need to hear!
  3. https://warriorwriters.wordpress.com/2017/02/03/save-money-on-professional-edits-6-easy-ways-to-clean-up-your-own-manuscript/ The dangers of too many similes and metaphors: purple prose.
  4. https://writerofftheleash.blogspot.com/2017/02/a-smattering-of-editing-tricks.html Print it out!
  5. http://blog.janicehardy.com/2010/07/golden-oldie-luck-be-lady.html Something to think about.
  6. https://teripolen.com/2017/02/02/welcome-teri-polen-with-sarah-and-writingtechinques/ It all comes down to personal preferences and motivations.

 

Other:

  1. http://annerallen.com/resilience-reach-your-writing-goals/ Do you procrastinate? Here’s some ways to get going.
  2. https://janefriedman.com/dont-pay-for-bea/ A note of warning for Indies.
  3. http://storitorigrace.blogspot.com/2017/02/so-your-character-is-blind-featuring.html How to break the sterotypes.
  4. https://docs.gimp.org/en/gimp-tutorial-quickie-separate.html How to remove the background from an object.
  5. https://colleenchesebro.com/2017/02/03/how-to-make-a-free-3d-cover-image-of-your-book/ Need help with 3D?
  6. https://everydaysamystery.wordpress.com/2017/02/03/are-you-sitting-comfortably/ The Best Flower in the Garden.
  7. https://legendsofwindemere.com/2017/02/03/meet-guest-author-richard-m-ankers/ Don’t wait to chase your dreams. I waited forever it seemed and I’m only now beginning to make headway.
  8. https://scvincent.com/2017/02/04/legends-in-the-landscape-a-chapel-in-the-green/ The faith of the hermit is beautiful!
  9. https://jolenemottern.com/2017/02/03/throwin-down-homophobic-chicken-for-the-fam/ Joey at her best!
  10. https://kobowritinglife.com/2017/02/03/5-tips-for-compelling-library-programs/ Writing a compelling program can open doors.
  11. https://doctorly.wordpress.com/2017/02/03/sharpies/ What is the fascination?
  12. http://writersinthestormblog.com/2017/02/a-day-in-the-life-of-a-new-york-literary-agent/ Mark Gottlieb.
  13. http://nicholasrossis.me/2017/02/02/a-fantasy-tip-from-history-medieval-spam/ Writers have always been valuable.
  14. https://thestoryreadingapeblog.com/2017/02/03/editing-101-23-tenses/ Past, present, future tenses. Which do you use?
  15. https://coldhandboyack.wordpress.com/2017/02/04/wassup-blogland/ What do you consider a productive day? If I get word count in like when I’m writing that makes me happy. Right now, I’m getting set to tackle revision in a few days.
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Reading Links…1/31/17


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Reading Links…2/1/17

Traci Kenworth

 

Fantasy/Dystopian/UF/Paranormal/SF:

  1. https://litworldinterviews.com/2017/01/22/spotlight-on-mikhaeyla-kopievsky-of-resistance-divided-elements-1/ The story of a Peacekeeper of the Fire Element who patrols the city of Optor for the Orthodoxy.
  2. http://phsolomon.com/2017/01/21/excerpt-from-the-bow-of-destiny/ Athson has his hands full.
  3. https://johnwhowell.com/2017/01/19/get-in-the-jeep-and-pass-out-some-flyers-help-promote-chasing-bedlam/ Two people trying to survive.
  4. https://coldhandboyack.wordpress.com/2017/01/26/facelift-because-february-is-a-crappy-month/ Dwarves and a rooster, what’s not to love?
  5. https://phsolomon.com/2017/01/25/the-lost-bow-tour-novels-by-jennifer-hinsman/ Haunted by the past. Hunted by the present.
  6. https://sffbookreview.wordpress.com/2017/01/23/mishell-baker-borderline/ A cynical, borderline film director.

 

MG/YA:

  1. https://sffbookreview.wordpress.com/2017/01/27/marissa-meyer-wires-and-nerve/ Once upon a time, there were nine unlikely heroes.
  2. https://mytrainofthoughtson.wordpress.com/2017/01/23/the-haunting-of-secrets-3-by-shelley-r-pickens/ Aimee killed a man. Worse, she enjoyed it.

 

Romance/Women’s Fiction:

  1. https://rosieamber.wordpress.com/2017/01/26/an-arrangement-by-lindsay-marie-miller-na-romance-lindsay_mmiller-bookreview/ What would you do if you sister needed an operation and the money was locked up in trust funds?
  2. https://coldhandboyack.wordpress.com/2017/01/26/wanderlynn-group-llc-on-lisa-burton-radio/ What’s a couple to do with an ex in the picture?
  3. https://rosieamber.wordpress.com/2017/01/23/a-bend-in-the-willow-by-susan-clayton-goldner-womensfiction-familysaga-tirgearr-susancgoldner/ A tale of one woman with two names and how those lives mesh together.

 

Christian:

 

Historicals:

  1. https://litworldinterviews.com/2017/01/27/altar-of-resistance-by-samuel-marquis/ The occupation and liberation of Rome in 1943-1944.

 

Scary:

  1. http://www.thisishorror.co.uk/look-out-for-the-lovecraft-code-by-peter-levenda/ Hellraiser collides with the Illumanti.
  2. https://teripolen.com/2017/01/24/the-devil-crept-in-by-ania-ahlborn-bookreview-tuesdaybookblog/ Young Jude Bighton has been missing for three days, and while the search for him is in full swing in the small town of Deer Valley, Oregon, the locals are beginning to lose hope.
  3. https://teripolen.com/2017/01/26/sarah-on-bookbub-0-99-bookpromotion-indieauthors-horror-yareads/ I’m reading this right now, you should get it!
  4. https://authorsteveboseley.wordpress.com/2017/01/22/guest-author-adele-marie-mark-fantasy-writing-wisp-d-g-kaye/ Edra; a world where magic flourishes and dark secrets are concealed by those who rule.

 

Mystery/Thrillers/Suspense:

  1. https://maryblowers.com/2017/01/22/book-review-family-illusions/ A young woman discovers things about her past, her family, and her mother.
  2. http://lizlovesbooks.com/lizlovesbooks/the-trophy-child-paula-daly-blog-tour-review/ A doting parent or a pushy mother.
  3. https://princessofthelight.wordpress.com/2017/01/25/the-inheritance-by-jacquelineseewa-ld-romanticmystery-mystery-newrelease/ Jennifer Stoddard, a thirty-five-year-old widow with an eight-year-old receives a surprising letter.
  4. http://lizlovesbooks.com/lizlovesbooks/new-release-spotlight-behind-her-eyes-sarah-pinborough/ Don’t trust this book. Don’t trust this story. Don’t trust yourself.
  5. http://lizlovesbooks.com/lizlovesbooks/her-every-fear-peter-swanson-blog-tour-review/ When a woman switches apartments with her cousin after a brutal attack by her boyfriend, a murder that her cousin may be involved in comes to haunt her.
  6. http://lizlovesbooks.com/lizlovesbooks/the-intrusions-stav-sherez-author-interview/ Carrigan and Miller are thrust into a new world of stalking and obsession.
  7. https://princessofthelight.wordpress.com/2017/01/27/friday-book-round-up-celebrates-british-detective-mystery-books-fridayreads/ The beautiful, young heiress disappears from her locked bedchamber.
  8. https://johnwhowell.com/2017/01/26/thursday-a-little-personal-interview-with-john-fioravanti-rrbc/ Descendants of those that escaped a self-aware virus in the 21st
  9. http://mysterysuspence.blogspot.com/2017/01/review-queens-accomplice.html London 1941. The Nazi’s relentless Blitz may have paused but the blackouts continue.
  10. http://www.brenda-drake.com/2017/01/cask-strength-pitch-wars-mentor-layla-reyne-cover-reveal/ Will this FBI team risk everything for love?
  11. http://lizlovesbooks.com/lizlovesbooks/getting-to-know-you-with-t-m-logan/ What if your whole life was based on lies?
  12. https://maeclair.net/2017/01/26/welcome-d-s-nelson-with-a-deadly-orientation/ Could the lost gold of El Dorado be at the bottom of a lake?
  13. http://lizlovesbooks.com/lizlovesbooks/corpus-rory-clements-blog-tour-review/ 1936 Europe is in turmoil.
  14. https://shelleywilsonauthor.com/2017/01/24/interview-with-author-mortonsgray-tuesdaybookblog-choclit/ Who is Harry Dixon?
  15. http://lizlovesbooks.com/lizlovesbooks/from-the-purchased-pile-a-head-full-of-ghosts-paul-tremblay/ Ghosts or schizophrenia?
  16. http://lizlovesbooks.com/lizlovesbooks/latest-reads-perfect-remains-helen-fields/ On a remote Highland mountain, the body of Elaine Braxton is burning.

 

Short Stories/Anthologies/Novella/Comics:

  1. https://tomharrisauthor.com/2017/01/22/brain-feeding-a-monster-calls/ The tale of a young boy fighting the worst monster he knows—his mom’s cancer.
  2. https://mytrainofthoughtson.wordpress.com/2017/01/21/in-a-small-compass-vol-1-first-review/ Perfect for coffee breaks and commutes.
  3. https://authorsteveboseley.wordpress.com/2017/01/21/guest-post-from-slasher-novel-to-short-story-collection-by-john-quick/ Subtle scares.
  4. https://phsolomon.com/2017/01/23/pressed-from-shadows-of-the-past-book-review-lxi-will-o-the-wisp/ There’s something evil up at Bergamot Holler, and it’s been targeting the Hall family for generations.

 

Poetry:

 

Indie:

  1. https://teripolen.com/2017/01/27/indie-author-friday-mary-ellen-bramwell-indieauthors-bookpromotion-suspense/ Two stories here for consideration.

 

Craft:

  1. https://killzoneblog.com/2017/01/strengthening-your-fiction-the-ben-franklin-way.html One of the best craft writers out there—James Scott Bell.

 

Other:

  1. https://litworldinterviews.com/2017/01/24/book-review-by-colleenchesebro-of-angel-messages-a-wing-a-prayer-by-author-youaretheexpert/ Do you believe in angels? I do!