Writing Links 12/4/17

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Writing Links…12/4/17

Traci Kenworth

 

Fantasy/Dystopian/UF/Paranormal/SF:

  1. https://colleenchesebro.com/2017/11/26/what-my-two-pomeranians-taught-me-about-life/ So sorry for your loss, again, Colleen.
  2. http://storitorigrace.blogspot.com/2017/11/so-your-character-is-from-brunei.html
  3. https://legendsofwindemere.com/2017/12/01/writers-of-the-lost-art-guest-post-by-annette-rochelle-aben/ I miss this lost art too. Letters used to be so much fun!
  4. https://phsolomon.com/2017/12/01/the-bow-of-destiny-character-interview-spark/ An added character.
  5. https://legendsofwindemere.com/2017/11/30/legends-of-windemere-songs-for-the-champions/ Songs for the champions.

 

MG/YA:

  1. http://www.adventuresinyapublishing.com/2017/11/jessica-brody-author-of-chaos-of.html Dealing with unresolved grief.
  2. http://avajae.blogspot.com/2017/11/vlog-best-decision-i-ever-made-as.html I’ve done this. I will still write even if I never get published. Stories are a part of me.
  3. http://avajae.blogspot.com/2017/12/guest-post-chapter-one-con-mentorship.html Mentoring young writers.
  4. http://www.talesoftheravenousreader.com/2017/12/2017-and-your-favorites-top-10-of-2017.html T0p Ten reads of the year, what are your favorites?
  5. http://scbwimithemitten.blogspot.com/2017/12/get-noticed-gain-business-be-awesome-5.html Start with two!
  6. http://www.adventuresinyapublishing.com/2017/12/marcella-pixley-author-of-ready-to-fall.html On facing your own demons.

 

Romance/Women’s Fiction:

  1. https://novelrocket.com/2017/11/open-letter-writers.html/ Remember where your story came from.
  2. http://www.rubyslipperedsisterhood.com/funk-vs-brand/ Writing something other than what your known for could turn things around.
  3. http://romanceuniversity.org/2017/11/29/writing-tips-by-anne-elizabeth/ Doing your research will add layers of complexity to your story.
  4. http://romanceuniversity.org/2017/12/01/wrong-mountain-goals-were-given-and-the-prizes-nobody-wants-by-damon-suede/ Do you set goals?
  5. http://bloodredpencil.blogspot.com/2017/12/when-outlines-make-revisions-easier.html Outlining chapters after writing them.
  6. http://www.rubyslipperedsisterhood.com/take-aways-from-the-where-are-they-now-golden-heart-posts/ The Golden Heart.

 

Christian:

  1. https://novelrocket.com/2017/11/5-tips-for-writers-between-deadlines.html/ What to do in-between deadlines.
  2. https://stevelaube.com/unnecessary-worry/ I like this message: stop worrying. You are not alone in your journey.
  3. https://novelrocket.com/2017/11/1-simple-equation-to-help-you-start-a-scene.html/ This, I think, will help with that blank page I hate so much. It’s always the start of a scene that I struggle with, once I set it, it just begins to flow through.
  4. https://stevelaube.com/fix-worst-writing-pitfalls/ Some pitfalls to avoid.
  5. http://www.booksandsuch.com/blog/go-small-publisher/ If you’re interested in getting published by the big 5, advice says: no. Thoughts?
  6. http://www.booksandsuch.com/blog/sometimes-pays-off-slow/ Proposals and editing take time.

 

Historical:

  1. https://davidgaughran.wordpress.com/2017/12/01/bookbub-cpm-ads-and-wide-distribution/ Bookbub and going wide.
  2. http://englishhistoryauthors.blogspot.com/2017/12/not-such-fine-romance-catherine.html Bonnie Prince Charlie and Clementine Walkinshaw.

 

Scary:

  1. http://www.thisishorror.co.uk/news-round-up-week-ending-1-december-2017/ Tokyo Ghoul and other news.
  2. http://www.thisishorror.co.uk/tod-025-nathan-carson-touring-the-weird-by-canoe/ Author of Starr Creek and The Willows.
  3. http://www.thisishorror.co.uk/tih-179-s-p-miskowski-on-life-lessons-growing-up-writing-objectives-and-anxiety/ Three-time Shirley Jackson award nominee.
  4. http://www.thisishorror.co.uk/searchlight-buried-alive/ A documentary on Edgar Allan Poe.
  5. http://www.thisishorror.co.uk/tattered-tomes-danse-macabre-by-stephen-king/ A more gender-balanced future for the genre.
  6. http://thewarriormuse.blogspot.com/2017/11/iwsg-shano-wrap-up.html Wrapping up Nano.

 

Mystery/Thriller/Suspense:

  1. http://annerallen.com/2017/11/authors-alphabet-a-z/ The business from A to Z.
  2. https://killzoneblog.com/2017/11/i-was-ready-for-my-big-moment.html I wanted to be an actress when I was younger. I had a lot of actor friends at college but I never had the courage to take the plunge.
  3. https://margotkinberg.wordpress.com/2017/11/25/ive-always-listened-to-your-point-of-view-2/ I think this is true in most cases. I used to be more conscious of what others thought of me. I’m growing more assured of myself these days though and don’t worry so much. I try to be kind to others in the hopes they’ll return the favor to another.
  4. https://www.suecoletta.com/author-marketing-part-i-eight-action-items/ Info about branding your website, covers, editing, and more! Definitely give this a look! A lot packed into this.
  5. https://killzoneblog.com/2017/11/work-day-sick-day.html Writing through sickness. I try and do this but most of the time it doesn’t work. I have a large desktop computer which I can’t take with me to bed when I fall ill, lol, though one day I hope to get another laptop. Things may change then.
  6. https://www.suecoletta.com/author-marketing-part-ii/ Part 2 in which the funnel is explained!

 

Short Stories/Anthologies/Novella:

  1. https://coldhandboyack.wordpress.com/2017/11/26/digging-in-for-a-new-project/ Should you sequester yourself away to write? For a while, maybe. Life is good too, lol.
  2. http://jenanita01.com/2017/11/25/35-the-tale-of-a-bad-day-part-1/ A very nice story! Well, in thought, lol. Bad Day means well, I’m sure.
  3. https://richardankers.com/2017/11/25/50-word-stories-shadowed-2/
  4. https://johnwhowell.com/2017/11/25/stream-of-consciousness-saturday-prompt-ink/ Very creative. Like this a lot!
  5. https://steviet3.wordpress.com/2017/11/29/share-your-short-story-december-2017/ Share your short stories. Dec. 27th
  6. https://johnwhowell.com/2017/11/28/tuesday-any-thing-possible-kreative-kue-150-by-keith-channing/ The song.

 

Poetry:

  1. https://keithgarrettpoetry.com/2017/11/26/he-told-me-of-his-life-3/
  2. https://syl65.wordpress.com/2017/11/25/the-shore/
  3. https://robbiesinspiration.wordpress.com/2017/11/28/thursday-photo-prompt-bleak-a-poem/
  4. https://johnwhowell.com/2017/12/01/friday-johnku-aka-tgif-106/ Time flies.
  5. https://vashtiqvega.wordpress.com/2017/12/01/haiku-friday-strong-heart/ Strong heart.
  6. https://juantetcts.wordpress.com/2017/12/02/daily-post-sparkle/ Invisible energy.

 

Indie:

  1. https://www.thebookdesigner.com/2017/11/e-book-cover-design-awards-october-2017/ The covers.
  2. https://selfpublishingadvice.org/opinion-why-it-helps-indie-authors-to-develop-a-thick-skin/ Dealing with bad reviews.
  3. https://selfpublishingadvice.org/book-marketing-how-to-reach-young-readers-through-book-festivals/ Reaching young readers through festivals and school programs.
  4. https://www.thebookdesigner.com/2017/11/increase-engagement-in-your-marketing-with-visuals/ Including images with your posts gets more hits.
  5. https://www.thecreativepenn.com/2017/11/29/how-to-be-an-author-entrepreneur/ Entrepreneurs create values from ideas.
  6. https://www.thecreativepenn.com/2017/12/01/leverage-linkedin-non-fiction/ Increase sales and grow your launch teams.

 

Craft:

  1. https://www.janefriedman.com/5-things-im-not-doing-to-launch-book/ Things that didn’t work in a book launch.
  2. https://www.helpingwritersbecomeauthors.com/how-to-write-funny/ Advice for writing funny.
  3. http://blog.janicehardy.com/2017/11/one-brick-at-time-crafting-compelling.html Analyze the scene to see what emotions the character is experiencing.
  4. http://writersinthestormblog.com/2017/11/everything-i-need-to-know-about-writing-i-learned-at-dairy-queen/ Pushing ourselves past the easy writing, getting down to the real truth.
  5. https://www.janefriedman.com/write-from-childs-perspective-for-adults/ Writing youth for adults.
  6. https://www.janefriedman.com/ethics-and-literary-agents/ Working with your literary agent.

 

Other:

  1. http://www.thepassivevoice.com/2017/11/chinas-tolkien-aims-to-conquer-western-readers/ A new Tolkien?
  2. http://sethgodin.typepad.com/seths_blog/2017/11/do-they-celebrate-on-saturn.html I think this is well said. Sometimes we let peer pressure discourage us. As Seth says, “It’s not universal. Ignore it.”
  3. https://libraryoferana.wordpress.com/2017/11/25/why-i-write/ I write for many of the same reasons. It is my hold on to a world that changes every day for me.
  4. https://thesilenteye.co.uk/2017/11/26/weather-window/ Hope to catch one or two of these this week. Lots of clean-up from the storm still to be done.
  5. https://juantetcts.wordpress.com/2017/11/26/daily-post-underdog/ I always root for the underdog.
  6. https://princessofthelight.wordpress.com/2017/11/25/meet-the-reader-series-with-mrs-n-nnp_w_light-amreading-asmsg-iartg/ Meet the reader series.
  7. http://thestoryreadingapeblog.com/2017/11/26/dont-stop-with-the-book-launch/ Good way to look at things. Don’t give up on your other stories, promote always!
  8. https://nailyournovel.wordpress.com/2017/11/21/southerners-going-north-the-most-romantic-ruin-and-the-town-you-cant-leave-interview-at-chris-hills-blog/ Travelling in England.
  9. https://dreambigdreamoften.co/2017/11/28/netflix-crochet-and-more/ Life with MS. I salute the author. I know how difficult it is with Bipolar.
  10. https://teagansbooks.com/2017/11/29/jazz-age-wednesdays-12-%E2%80%95-characters-of-three-things/ Introduction to her characters. I use actors usually for my characters as well mixing the older generations sometimes with newer ones. It just depends who fits the image I have in mind.
  11. https://annetterochelleaben.wordpress.com/2017/11/29/angel-messages-november-29-2017/
  12. https://thepbsblog.com/2017/11/28/the-pbs-blog-podcast-ep-7-the-power-of-passion-and-purpose/ Invest in something that feels you up!
  13. https://smorgasbordinvitation.wordpress.com/2017/11/29/smorgasbord-health-christmas-cook-from-scratch-with-sally-and-carol-taylor-the-amazing-apricot/ I didn’t realize the benefits of the apricot.
  14. https://jadelmwrites.wordpress.com/2017/12/01/christmas-12-days-of-blogmas-and-br-surveys-december-wishlist/ Nano results and more.
  15. https://nicholasrossis.wordpress.com/2017/12/01/amazon-steps-up-its-antifraud-efforts/ Five individual and one service named in scammer suits.
  16. https://scvincent.com/2017/12/02/anis-advent-invitation-robbie-cheadle-christmas-letters-now-and-then/ Ani’s adventure with the turkey and Christmas letters by Robbie’s characters. Enjoy!
  17. https://stacitroilo.wordpress.com/2017/12/01/four-marketing-tips-authors/ Two-part series by Staci on marketing.
  18. https://kerrymckim.com/2017/12/01/they-say-you-are-supposed-to-do-things-that-scare-you/ The first in a series about grief and widowhood.
  19. https://jolenemottern.com/2017/12/01/what-do-these-buttons-do/ Fun at the gym.
  20. https://erikakind.me/2017/12/01/daily-kind-quote-609/
  21. https://smorgasbordinvitation.wordpress.com/2017/12/01/smorgasbord-reblog-writer-in-residence-stuff-by-paul-andruss/
  22. https://donmassenzio.wordpress.com/2017/11/28/so-many-ideas-so-little-time/ Staying organized with little time.

 

 

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