Seven Links 3/9/19 Traci Kenworth

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Seven Links 3/9/19

Traci Kenworth

Writing:

1. https://killzoneblog.com/2019/03/how-long-should-a-sentence-be.html “Riffing off of Kris’s post on paragraphs and pacing, I want to drill down into the length of sentences. Kris touched on it, quoting Ronald Tobias: “Short sentences are more dramatic; long sentences are calmer by nature and tend to be more explanatory or descriptive.”

2. https://writershelpingwriters.net/2019/03/does-every-lead-character-need-an-arc/ “At a Bouchercon some years ago, Lee Child was part of a panel on characters in thrillers. An audience member asked him a question about character change. “Every character has to have an arc, right?”

“Why?” Child said. “There doesn’t have to be character change. We don’t need no stinkin’ arcs.”

3. https://stevelaube.com/etiquette-when-submitting-a-manuscript/ “L.D. asked some etiquette questions that may be of help to everyone:

– How long do you wait before following up with an editor/agent once you’ve sent your requested manuscript to the editor/agent?

– If you’ve already sent the proposal to the editor and they’re preparing to present it to the editorial board, but you have an article published from a highly respected magazine, do you send in an updated proposal to the editor with the new article published? Or are several emails to the editor over a course of a few months annoying?

– If you have been through your proposal more times than you can count and also had someone else edit it, but after submitting it you notice some grammatical mistakes, do you submit a corrected version or is that irritating?”

4. https://jamigold.com/2019/03/more-than-a-happy-ending-what-makes-a-story-uplifting/ “As I mentioned before, according to Google, aspiration is “a hope or ambition of achieving something.” Most of us hope for or want to achieve something in our lives, but that doesn’t mean every story we choose to read will be aspirational.”

5. https://writershelpingwriters.net/2019/03/three-ways-writers-tell-not-show-and-how-you-can-fix-them/ “Wanting to know why characters act the way they do is a compelling reason for readers to keep reading, and explaining those motives robs them of the chance to figure it out themselves. It also steals the mystery from the scene and lessens the tension, because when readers know the answer, there’s little worry about.”

6. https://stevelaube.com/loving-ideology/ “Since we all experience life, we tend to gravitate toward those causes that have impacted us. Or you may feel affected by the idea of wanting to stop an injustice because your heart is moved.”

7. http://jordanrosenfeld.net/write-with-page-turning-tension/
In twelve days my sixth writing guide, How to Write a Page Turner: How to Craft a Story Your Readers Can’t Put Down will be published. It’s available for pre-order already. I’m so excited about sharing this book with you. Every year, through reading, editing, and my own writing, I learn deeper nuances about the writing process. This book contains tips to infuse page-turning tension into every aspect of your story or novel and even memoir.”

Research & Fun Bits:

1. https://www.suecoletta.com/dear-serial-killer/ “Dear Serial Killer …

 Sue Coletta March 4, 2019BloggingSerial Killer CornerSerial Killers

I read a ton of serial killer thrillers. It’s my preferred genre, as a writer, movie-goer, and reader. When authors do their homework, the books are superb. Can’t put ‘em down. The others, well, the killer’s actions and motivations are so farfetched that I’m pulled right out of the story. That’s what this post started out as before WordPress notified me that it’s my five-year blogging anniversary. Then this post morphed into something else entirely. —shrugs– 

In honor of Murder Blog turning five years old today, I feel it’s my duty to offer five lucky serial killers a few tips, in case they’re surfing the net for research (yes, serial killers really do that in real life).”

2. https://colleenchesebro.com/2019/03/06/mewe-groups-and-invitations/ “As I’ve shared before, I deleted Facebook on March 1st. Since I left, I’ve heard from many of my author friends saying they are having difficulties with Facebook and the sharing of blog posts. Sally Cronin wrote about it HERE.

MeWe.com is a lovely alternative to Facebook. If you’re interested in joining, here is the link: MeWe.com.”

3. https://legendsofwindemere.com/2019/03/06/when-friends-fight-in-fiction/ “So, I’ve been reading a lot of manga and watching a lot of anime over the last year.  I also watched a bunch of a movies and TV shows.  One thing seemed to show up a lot and that was a plot or scene where friends fight.  I saw it was Luffy vs Sanji in One Piece, Meliodus vs Ban in Seven Deadly Sins, Superman vs the Justice League, and the list keeps going on as long as the story was action-based.  Even those that weren’t had at least a yelling match between friends.  So, why does this keep happening?”

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Some Things More Serious:

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Teaser Fiction & Poetry:

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Book Reviews, Cover Reveals, & Author Interviews:

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