Writing Links 8/14/17

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Writing Links 8/14/17

Traci Kenworth

 

Fantasy/Dystopian/UF/Paranormal/SF:

  1. http://storitorigrace.blogspot.com/2017/08/beautiful-people-27-cohen-silhouette.html Meet Cohen.
  2. http://www.magicalwords.net/roundup/magical-words-link-roundup-8-10-2017/ A fourth grade Guardian of the Galaxy.
  3. http://storitorigrace.blogspot.com/2017/08/sass-versus-subtly-discussion-about.html Do you like your characters with sass and snark? Or prefer wisdom? I prefer the wisdom. Not that I don’t have sassy characters at time, but the wise ones tend to be easier to handle.
  4. https://legendsofwindemere.com/2017/08/11/the-balanced-hero-brains-guts-survival/ Very few things are black and white, our fiction shouldn’t be either.
  5. http://colleenchesebro.com/2017/08/11/fairies-myths-magic-author-spotlight-guest-posts-the-adventurous-four-search-for-the-amoulean-staff-by-eloise-de-sousa/ Fantasy series.

 

MG/YA:

  1. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=T4VHWNfrw2Q&feature=em-subs_digest Writing retreat.
  2. http://avajae.blogspot.com/2017/08/pov-should-influence-every-word.html Do you step into your character’s shoes?
  3. http://www.thepassivevoice.com/2017/08/read-like-a-girl-how-childrens-books-of-female-stories-are-booming/ How girl power is moving books.
  4. http://juliemusil.blogspot.com/2015/10/what-dude-perfect-can-teach-writers.html What we can learn about writing.
  5. http://yatopia.blogspot.com/2017/08/what-pitch.html Learn your business.
  6. http://www.adventuresinyapublishing.com/2017/08/chandler-baker-author-of-this-is-not.html On writing on maternity leave.

 

Romance/Women’s Fiction:

  1. http://romanceuniversity.org/2017/08/11/lets-just-agree-to-agree-part-2-pronouns-and-antecedents-ack-with-nan-reinhardt/
  2. https://princessofthelight.wordpress.com/2017/08/11/keep-your-head-up-and-soldier-on-inspiration-motivation-fridayfeeling/ Needed this after storm damage last week!
  3. http://www.rubyslipperedsisterhood.com/attitude-is-everything/ It’s grit that makes you succeed.

 

Christian:

  1. https://stevelaube.com/much-communication-agent/ Communication with your agent is important!
  2. http://www.novelrocket.com/2017/08/using-coloring-emotions-to-create.html Steps on how to bring the emotions into your scenes.
  3. https://stevelaube.com/write-like-brush-teeth/ Make writing a habit.
  4. http://www.novelrocket.com/2017/08/7-ways-writing-book-is-lot-like-fishing.html You have to gut the book and rewrite, rewrite, rewrite.
  5. http://www.booksandsuch.com/blog/havent-written-book/ You’re story is unique to you and will be gone unless you write it.

 

Historical:

  1. http://middlegrademania.blogspot.com/2017/08/murder-is-bad-manners-reviewed-by.html Women of the 1890s were not as simple as we assume.
  2. http://englishhistoryauthors.blogspot.com/2017/08/inheriting-estate.html History of inheritance.
  3. http://englishhistoryauthors.blogspot.com/2017/08/organised-crime-in-14th-century.html Hired by rank men to commit theft, extortion, and murder.

 

Scary:

  1. http://www.thisishorror.co.uk/tih-159-john-langan-on-the-fisherman-training-your-mind-for-good-ideas-and-creative-writing/ Planning stories.
  2. http://www.thisishorror.co.uk/tih-157-andy-davidson-on-in-the-valley-of-the-sun-childhood-memories-and-writing-motivation/ Ten year writing hiatus.
  3. http://www.thisishorror.co.uk/tih-156-tony-mcmillen-on-heavy-metal-and-horror-best-failure-and-nefarious-twit/ Worst writing advice ever.
  4. http://thewarriormuse.blogspot.com/2017/08/georgetown-ghost-town-writing-retreat.html Links and visiting a ghost town.
  5. https://authorsteveboseley.wordpress.com/2017/08/11/word-count-calculator/ Need to figure how much to write each day? I don’t do this myself. I just go as far as I can and then chalk it up to a day from 7 to 10 a.m. This is not to say I’m not working on something writing-related after that, but the writing’s done during that time unless there’s an apt. that comes up and then I do it as soon as I return.

 

Mystery/Thriller/Suspense:

  1. http://annerallen.com/2017/08/10-reasons-author-blog/ I think #1 should be to help readers get to know you so they can decide if they’d like to buy your book.
  2. http://www.suecoletta.com/tribal-police-and-jurisdiction/ Don’t judge reservations based on the stereotypes of another.
  3. https://margotkinberg.wordpress.com/2017/08/11/when-enid-blyton-proved-lots-of-fun/ Writing mysteries for children.

 

Short Stories/Anthologies/Novella/Comics:

  1. https://amylsauder.wordpress.com/2017/08/10/stories-on-why-we-create/ Some stories need to spill out, the short form is helpful for this.
  2. https://coldhandboyack.wordpress.com/2017/08/12/a-bit-of-research/ Research sirens. A good idea?
  3. https://donmassenzio.wordpress.com/2017/08/12/short-story-saturday-a-tribute/
  4. https://jessicabakkers.com/2017/08/12/feral-refrigerator-published-by-longshot-island/
  5. https://scvincent.com/2017/08/12/pondskating-2/ Salmon and hazelnuts.
  6. https://smorgasbordinvitation.wordpress.com/2017/08/12/milestones-along-the-way-tradition-and-smoke-signals-by-geoff-cronin-2/ Three halves.
  7. https://johnwhowell.com/2017/08/11/watch-rwisa-write-blog-tour-lynn-hobbs-rwisa-rrbc/

 

Poetry:

  1. https://richardankers.com/2017/08/11/in-any-other-world/
  2. http://bloodredpencil.blogspot.com/2017/08/fridayreads-emily-jenny-wonder-woman.html Sometimes a book should be written like poetry. This is interesting to me, I should maybe try this someday.
  3. https://sebnemsanders.wordpress.com/2017/08/12/sunset-cafe/ Last sunset.
  4. https://babieslifefamilygoodfood.wordpress.com/2017/08/11/childrens-poetry-6/
  5. https://juantetcts.wordpress.com/2017/08/12/reblogchange-versus-transformation/ Change your thought.
  6. https://vashtiqvega.wordpress.com/2017/08/11/haiku-friday-painted-lady/
  7. https://colleenchesebro.com/2017/08/12/isnt-love-just-love-a-haibun-haiku/

 

Indie:

  1. https://selfpublishingadvice.org/writing-on-vacation-what-do-indie-authors-pack-for-their-holidays/ Do you take your book with you?
  2. https://janefriedman.com/word-epub/ Ways to turn a word doc into epub.
  3. https://www.thebookdesigner.com/2017/08/mining-gold-taking-control-of-your-metadata/ How to use it to allow readers to find books they want.
  4. https://davidgaughran.wordpress.com/2017/08/12/the-only-rule-amazon-truly-cares-about/ Amazon drops the hammer if there’s a question of exclusivity or some bug.
  5. https://kobowritinglife.com/2017/08/11/how-my-self-published-book-sold-180000-copies-and-nearly-doubled-my-revenue/ He invested $20k in his book. Too steep for my budget.
  6. https://thestoryreadingapeblog.com/2017/08/12/63223/ Summer reads.
  7. https://www.thecreativepenn.com/2017/08/12/writing-tips-injuring-characters/ Advice on injuries by a paramedic.

 

Craft:

  1. https://janefriedman.com/author-website-homepage/ A clear statement of what you write.
  2. http://blog.janicehardy.com/2009/04/making-trouble.html Who’s at the center of your story?
  3. http://writershelpingwriters.net/2017/08/character-motivation-thesaurus-entry-carrying-on-a-legacy/ How to prepare a character for this.
  4. http://theeditorsblog.net/2017/08/11/plain-doesnt-mean-boring/ Choose the plain over the fancy.

 

Other:

  1. http://writersinthestormblog.com/2017/08/what-to-look-for-in-out-of-print-termination-clauses/ Things to consider in contracts.
  2. http://sethgodin.typepad.com/seths_blog/2017/08/an-audience-of-one.html Who to consider.
  3. http://jenanita01.com/2017/08/10/do-you-insist-on-real-or-settle-for-fake/ I like real. I have to Rose of Shannara trees in my front yard. I had to tie one up off the ground after the storm, so I’m hoping to save it. My grandpa had these bushes in his yard and I got mine from my mom.
  4. https://nicholasrossis.wordpress.com/2017/08/11/introducing-write/ Perfect when you’re writing with a team.
  5. https://thepbsblog.com/2017/08/10/phone-shenanigans/
  6. https://jessicabakkers.com/2017/08/11/narcissism/
  7. https://mytrainofthoughtson.wordpress.com/2017/08/11/3-quotes-michelle-moran/ No back door to the industry.
  8. https://journeytoambeth.com/2017/08/11/a-ramble-in-more-ways-than-one/
  9. https://phsolomon.com/2017/08/11/curated-content-for-writers-august-11-2017/
  10. https://jolenemottern.com/2017/08/11/text-with-the-fam-during-study-hall/
  11. https://erikakind.me/2017/08/11/impressioni-di-verona/
  12. https://doctorly.wordpress.com/2017/08/10/proximity/ Are we a nation obsessed with binging and purging?
  13. https://johnwhowell.com/2017/08/10/spotlight-thursday-meet-lucy/ How to get adopted.

 

 

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