Five Links 3/2/2020 Traci Kenworth

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Five Links 1/25/2020

Traci Kenworth

Writing:

1. https://killzoneblog.com/2020/01/on-cheating.html “Today is a “need to vent” post. Indulge me.

As you’ve no doubt heard by now, my Dodgers, who have not won a World Series since 1988, were cheated out of the 2017 series by the Houston Astros. It was a seven-game series, mind you, so any small advantage engendered large-scale results.

That’s what happened when the Astros mechanized a sign-stealing system. The whole art of pitching is about mixing it up to fool batters. But if a batter knows when a pitcher is going to bring the heat, he can prepare to swing early. If a change or breaking ball is coming, he can sit on the pitch. This is an incredible advantage for the hitter.” When I started writing, I did so in the style of major writers but that was a learning lesson. I didn’t publish anything with their voices. I used their techniques to grow my own. I can’t imagine the gaming the system part either. I mean, don’t get me wrong, I know it happens. I just can’t imagine doing so. If I’ve learned anything in life, it’s to be true to yourself. No matter who you are. What you’ve been through. You’re someone special. Be you!

2. https://writershelpingwriters.net/2020/01/permission-to-play-video-games/It happens to all of us: at some point, our creative well runs dry. There are lots of reasons for this, and one is that we become so focused on the work that we don’t allow ourselves to have fun. Farah Naz Rishi, a graduate of the Odyssey Writing Workshop, is here to tell us why we a break from our writing can often make it—and us—stronger.”

3. https://stevelaube.com/a-writers-double-portion-a-prayer/ “Gracious God, who inspired faulty and feeble people in times past to write for the purpose of changing lives, please let some of that spirit–a double portion, even, as I am faultier and feebler than they were—rest on me as a writer.

Grant me the productivity of Moses, who though he lived in an age before paper or press is credited with “the books of Moses,” revered as Torah by one generation after another.

Grant me David’s lyricism and imagery evident in line after line of psalm after psalm, from “The Lord is my shepherd” to “He who dwells in the secret place of the Most High shall abide under the shadow of the Almighty.”

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Research & Fun Bits:

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Some Things More Serious:

1. https://annetterochelleaben.wordpress.com/2020/01/24/angel-messages-january-24-2020/

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Teaser Fiction & Poetry:

1. https://trentsworldblog.wordpress.com/2020/01/23/entrance-writephoto/

2. https://franceandvincent.com/2020/01/23/re-capture/

3. https://charmedchaos.com/2020/01/23/sea-glass/

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Book Reviews, Cover Reveals, & Author Interviews:

1. https://robertawrites235681907.wordpress.com/2020/01/18/booktour-a-lovely-review-and-the-use-of-technology-in-through-the-nethergate/ “Thank you toThe Book’s the Thing blog for hosting me today for Day 4 of my Through the Nethergate book tour. This post includes a lovely review for Though the Nethergate as well as a post about the use of technology in the book. There is also a Giveaway you can enter from Brooke Blogs. Thank you to Great Escapes Book Tours for organising this tour.”

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