Writing Links 4/24/17

Where Genres Collide

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Writing Links…4/24/17

Traci Kenworth

Fantasy/Dystopian/UF/Paranormal/SF:

  1. http://www.fantasybookcafe.com/2017/04/women-in-sff-month-sylvia-izzo-hunter/ Fanfiction helped her get her start. I dabbled in this as well when I was eighteen-nineteen.

MG/YA:

  1. http://www.adventuresinyapublishing.com/2017/04/ya-sunday-morning-news-this-week-for_16.html Best articles last week and what’s coming up next.
  2. http://www.adventuresinyapublishing.com/2017/04/sticking-with-story-you-love-against.html When an idea won’t let go.
  3. http://avajae.blogspot.com/2017/04/vlog-why-didnt-i-self-publish.html One writer’s choice to go traditional.

Romance/Women’s Fiction:

  1. http://www.superauthors.com/2017/04/spring-is-here-authorkristina-knight.html Spring in OH. I look forward to it as well.
  2. http://www.superauthors.com/2017/04/do-one-thing-day-that-scares-you-by.html Life is about risk.

Christian:

  1. http://www.novelrocket.com/2017/04/when-writing-is-like-riding-horse.html The Big Yes.
  2. https://stevelaube.com/how-do-i-grow-my-market/ Use your blog to bring readers. Blog regularly. It doesn’t have to be every day. Once a week is fine.
  3. http://www.novelrocket.com/2017/04/there-really-is-nothing-new-under-sun.html A fresh way to tell the story.
  4. http://www.booksandsuch.com/blog/the-multi-tasking-editor/ An editor’s many roles.
  5. http://www.booksandsuch.com/blog/publishing-contract/ What’s in a contract.
  6. https://writerofftheleash.blogspot.com/2017/04/mid-week-inspiration.html

Historicals:

  1. http://englishhistoryauthors.blogspot.com/2017/04/augustus-pugin-architect-of-victorian.html The architectural design of many well-known places in Great Britain. The Elizabeth tower or Big Ben. Palace of Westminster. Scarisbrick Hall.

Scary:

Mystery/Thrillers/Suspense:

  1. http://annerallen.com/how-to-give-a-book-reading/ Reading your book aloud can be good for sales.

Short Stories/Anthologies/Novella/Comics:

  1. https://coldhandboyack.wordpress.com/2017/04/19/hello-writing-cabin/ A new…

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Reading Links 4/18/17

Where Genres Collide

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Reading Links…4/18/17

Traci Kenworth

Fantasy/Dystopian/UF/Paranormal/SF:

  1. http://www.fantasyliterature.com/reviews/void-star/ A brilliant, dense and challenging science fiction story.
  2. http://www.fantasyliterature.com/reviews/the-mindwarpers/ Written at the heights of Cold War tensions.
  3. http://www.talesoftheravenousreader.com/2017/04/when-dreams-and-nightmares-collide.html Fifteen years after the war. Strange the Dreamer Laini Taylor.
  4. https://coldhandboyack.wordpress.com/2017/04/13/if-youre-a-tarantino-fan-youll-love-chasing-bedlam-by-cyallowitz-bookreview-iartg/ On the warpath.
  5. http://www.fantasybookcafe.com/2017/04/women-in-sff-month-yangsze-choo/The Ghost Bride and The Night Tiger.
  6. http://www.fantasyliterature.com/reviews/lincoln-in-the-bardo/A unique structured tale of great empathy.
  7. https://princessofthelight.wordpress.com/2017/04/14/immortal-fire-by-annettemmarie-book-blitz-giveaway-fantasy-romance-fridayreads/Book Three in the Red Winter trilogy.
  8. https://mightythorjrs.wordpress.com/2017/04/14/arc-haul-swarm-and-steel-by-michael-r-fletcher/Where delusions are literally made real.
  9. https://mightythorjrs.wordpress.com/2017/04/13/book-haul-ghosts-of-tomorrow-by-michael-r-fletcher/Someone is turning children into highly-skilled killing machines.

MG/YA:

  1. https://colleenchesebro.com/2017/04/14/guest-author-post-with-colleen-chesebro-the-swamp-fairy/ Can Abby divert disaster?
  2. http://www.talesoftheravenousreader.com/2017/04/100-less-stems-serendipitea-tour-with.html A tea mishap.
  3. http://www.brenda-drake.com/2017/04/cheesus-pitch-wars-mentor-j-c-davis-new-release/ Will she uncover a hoax? What will she do if she does?

Romance/Women’s Fiction:

  1. https://rosieamber.wordpress.com/2017/04/15/hidden-chapters-by-mary-grand-contemporary-fiction-set-in-gower-wales-authormaryg/ Motherhood, adoption, and family secrets.
  2. https://authorsteveboseley.wordpress.com/2017/04/14/how-to-mend-a-broken-heart-annamansell-bookouture-qa/ Does life go on after a broken heart? Yes, sometimes, in surprising ways!
  3. https://teripolen.com/2017/04/14/indie-author-friday-d-l-robinson-indieauthor-romance/ She has a target on her back.
  4. https://princessofthelight.wordpress.com/2017/04/13/fox-the-player-by-nanamalone-book-blitz-18-romance-hockey-xpressotours/ Will rule breaking be worth…

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Writing Links 4/17/17

Where Genres Collide

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Writing Links…4/17/17

Traci Kenworth

Fantasy/Dystopian/UF/Paranormal/SF:

  1. http://www.fantasybookcafe.com/2017/04/women-in-sff-month-week-2-schedule-and-week-1-summary/ Some posts you may have missed. Sarah Ash. Rin Chupeco, Cassandra Rose Clarke.
  2. http://storitorigrace.blogspot.com/2017/04/now-im-24.html Turning points.
  3. https://legendsofwindemere.com/2017/04/13/the-voices-that-never-fade/ Grabbing hold of ideas when small ones are around.

MG/YA:

  1. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=YBRykKK8Q4Q&feature=em-subs_digest Are you asking the right question of your characters? Another great episode from Ingrid’s Notes!
  2. http://www.fromthemixedupfiles.com/2017/04/environmental-issues-harry-potter-do/ How to dress up Earth Day.
  3. http://avajae.blogspot.com/2017/04/so-you-just-got-agentnow-what.html What to do when the new wears off.
  4. http://www.brenda-drake.com/2017/04/pitch-wars-success-story-tobey-forney-mentor-laura-heffernan/ Cutting manuscript and adding a character.
  5. http://www.fromthemixedupfiles.com/2017/04/spies/ Spies in MG.

Romance/Women’s Fiction:

  1. http://www.superauthors.com/2017/04/question-of-month-what-are-you-looking.html What do you like most about Spring? The beauty in the surroundings.

Christian:

  1. http://www.novelrocket.com/2017/04/3-tips-to-write-novel-experience.html Write what you DON’T know. It makes things more interesting.
  2. https://stevelaube.com/point-agent-interested-indie-author/ What it takes to get an agent interested in an Indie’s career.
  3. http://www.novelrocket.com/2017/04/5-reasons-to-tell-instead-of-show.html Story is king.
  4. https://stevelaube.com/the-danger-of-discouragement/ Keep your faith.
  5. https://writerofftheleash.blogspot.com/2017/04/national-library-week.html Visit your library!

Historicals:

  1. https://awriterofhistory.com/2017/04/09/vimy-ridge-april-9-1917-battle-nears-the-end/ What happened.
  2. http://englishhistoryauthors.blogspot.com/2017/04/editors-weekly-round-up-april-9-2017.html History of the printing press. Robin Hood. And a battle forgotten.
  3. https://awriterofhistory.com/2017/04/13/successful-historical-fiction-maggie-scott/ The best ones blend history…

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Reading Links 4/11/17

Where Genres Collide

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Reading Links…4/11/17

Traci Kenworth

Fantasy/Dystopian/UF/Paranormal/SF:

  1. http://www.fantasyliterature.com/author-interviews/sylvain-neuvel/ Second book in the Themsis series.
  2. http://www.fantasyliterature.com/reviews/penrics-mission/ Third book in the Penric and Desdemona series.
  3. http://www.fantasyliterature.com/reviews/the-hanging-tree/ Latest edition to the River of London series.
  4. https://mightythorjrs.wordpress.com/2017/04/06/book-haul-pathfinder-tales-gears-of-faith-by-gabrielle-harbowy/ The world’s best-selling, table-top game is now a series of novels.
  5. http://www.fantasyliterature.com/reviews/gather-her-round/ The fifth Tufa standalone novel.
  6. http://www.talesoftheravenousreader.com/2017/04/when-firefly-meets-dune-shadow-run-blog.html Her ship. His plan. Their survival.
  7. https://legendsofwindemere.com/2017/04/07/indie-author-friday-charles-e-yallowitz-scifi-fantasy-lgbt/ Cassidy is out for vengeance against the drug cartels.
  8. https://mightythorjrs.wordpress.com/2017/04/07/book-haul-sorrow-hill-sword-of-woden-book-1-by-c-r-may/ Marks the death throes of the Roman Empire in the west.

MG/YA:

  1. http://www.talesoftheravenousreader.com/2017/04/run-dont-walk-to-meet-katherine-webber.html Heartbeat of Wing Jones.
  2. http://www.fantasyliterature.com/reviews/geekerella/ A distinctly nerd-friendly flair to tale.
  3. http://middlegrademafia.com/2017/04/07/mg-book-review-ghost-by-jason-reynolds/ Track may be the only way out for an angry kid.
  4. http://www.fromthemixedupfiles.com/2017/04/interview-sarah-jean-horwitz-author-wingsnatchers-carmer-grit-book/ A magician’s apprentice and a one-winged princess fight mechanized monsters who threaten the faerie kingdom.
  5. https://rosieamber.wordpress.com/2017/04/07/serenity-by-theindiaradams-1-forever-series-of-ya-fantasy-fridayreads/ Deals with some very mature issues.
  6. http://www.talesoftheravenousreader.com/2017/04/635-miles-24-hours-11-books-fangirl.html Gladiator girl series. The Valiant by Lesley Livingston.
  7. http://scbwimithemitten.blogspot.com/2017/04/success-story-see-you-in-cosmos-by-jack.html A boy and his dog launch his iPod into outer space.

Romance/Women’s Fiction:

  1. http://www.talesoftheravenousreader.com/2017/04/holy-moly-look-at-this-cover-reveal.html A…

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Writing Links 4/10/17

Where Genres Collide

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Writing Links…4/10/17

Traci Kenworth

Fantasy/Dystopian/UF/Paranormal/SF:

  1. http://www.fantasybookcafe.com/2017/04/announcing-women-in-sff-month-2017-week-1-schedule/ Guests this week include Rin Chupeco, T. Frohock, Reney, Sarah Ash, and Cassandra Rose Clarke.
  2. https://ultimatefantasywritersguide.com/v2st/ Why you might fail in writing your book.
  3. http://www.magicalwords.net/roundup/magical-words-link-roundup-4-3-2017/ What do you think about the pressure to write fast? Regardless if your traditional or Indie?
  4. https://fantasyhandbook.wordpress.com/2017/04/04/in-search-of-self-discipline/ Do you set yourself to a certain number of words each day? I’m more likely to try for half a chapter, sometimes a whole one or more if the flows good. I tried pages a day, I had increased to seven with a goal of ten but never reached it. I’m more comfortable with the approach I do now. Sometimes even just getting down a sentence is progress.
  5. http://www.fantasybookcafe.com/2017/04/women-in-sff-month-cassandra-rose-clarke/ Author of Star’s End on trying to find girl’s books that were full of action.
  6. https://legendsofwindemere.com/2017/04/06/luke-delvin-timoran-dariana-friends-and-family-in-arms/ Getting to know some characters.

MG/YA:

  1. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=pRXkQHL1Hq4&feature=em-subs_digest Energy & Flow.
  2. http://avajae.blogspot.com/2017/04/vlog-4-things-ive-learned-since-getting.html Have an elevator pitch ready.
  3. http://www.adventuresinyapublishing.com/2017/04/jonathan-maberry-author-of-mars-one-on.html

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Reading Links 4/4/17

Where Genres Collide

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Reading Links…4/4/17

Traci Kenworth

Fantasy/Dystopian/UF/Paranormal/SF:

  1. http://www.fantasyliterature.com/reviews/kings-of-the-wyld/ When his daughter runs off to be a mercenary and finds herself in a town surrounded by monsters, can her father and his friends rescue her?
  2. http://storitorigrace.blogspot.com/2017/03/a-book-review-of-firebird-by-kathy-tyers.html Because of her birthplace in the family, Lady Firebird’s life is expendable.
  3. http://avajae.blogspot.com/2017/03/book-review-three-dark-crowns-by.html Every generation, a set of triplets are born, all three queens, equal heirs to the crown, and possessors of a coveted magic.
  4. http://www.fantasybookcafe.com/2017/03/review-of-nights-master-by-tanith-lee/ Arabian Nights meets Under the Sea.
  5. http://bestinfantasy.blogspot.com/2017/04/epic-fantasy-with-dragons-by-stephen.html Returning from his latest expedition, Corlan finds that jealous rivals have convinced the Prince to banish him.
  6. https://mightythorjrs.wordpress.com/2017/03/31/book-haul-sword-and-sorcery-books/ Some finds.
  7. http://ingridsundberg.com/2017/03/30/ya-self-publishing-series-interview-c-e-diamond/ The first witch to be born of magical bloodlines in two centuries.
  8. http://www.parajunkee.com/2017/03/27/book-three-repeat-book-three-liar-gillian-zane/ Her target is a big, fat liar.
  9. http://www.fantasybookcafe.com/2017/03/review-of-the-burning-page-by-genevieve-cogman/ Third book in the Invisible Library series.
  10. https://sffbookreview.wordpress.com/2017/03/27/surprisingly-wonderful-laini-taylor-lips-touch-three-times/ There is a certain kind of girl the goblins crave.

MG/YA:

  1. http://colleenchesebro.com/2017/03/26/the-heart-stone-chronicles/ Abby’s move to Florida has some surprises in store for her.
  2. http://www.thisishorror.co.uk/book-review-beatrice-beechams-cryptic-crypt-by-dave-jeffery/

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Writing Links 4/3/17

Where Genres Collide

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Writing Links…4/3/17

Traci Kenworth

Fantasy/Dystopian/UF/Paranormal/SF:

  1. https://ultimatefantasywritersguide.com/stv1/ Watch this video! The key to being original is creating great characters!
  2. http://storitorigrace.blogspot.com/2017/03/monthly-summary-march-2017.html
  3. https://legendsofwindemere.com/2017/03/30/legends-of-windemere-ritual-of-the-lost-lamb-volunteer-request/ Volunteers to promote a book needed.
  4. https://legendsofwindemere.com/2017/03/31/have-you-gone-too-far/ Question on how far you’ve taken characters.
  5. http://storitorigrace.blogspot.com/2017/04/utopian-versus-dystopian-look-at-two.html Two different controlling governments plus a hybrid.
  6. https://saraletourneauwriter.com/2017/03/30/happy-march-2017/ Spring and its effects.

MG/YA:

  1. http://avajae.blogspot.com/2017/03/vlog-on-creating-conflict.html What do you do to create conflict for your characters?
  2. http://www.adventuresinyapublishing.com/2017/03/on-nurturing-creativity-and-preserving.html Protect your writing time.
  3. http://www.fromthemixedupfiles.com/2017/03/indie-spotlight-voracious-reader/ A group of eight-to-eleven year-olds who love pizza and books.
  4. http://avajae.blogspot.com/2017/03/on-learning-from-what-you-read.html Do you analyze books as you read? I go through each scene or chapter and break them down noting p.o.v. and setting, doing a two-line summary, figuring out the type of scene, and considering if I’d read on and why. This learned from James Scott Bell’s Plot and Structure.
  5. http://yatopia.blogspot.com/2017/03/guestopia-kidlit-author-anne-booth.html MG Author interview.
  6. http://www.adventuresinyapublishing.com/2017/04/elizabeth-eulberg-author-of-just.html Do you really know the people online?

Romance/Women’s Fiction:

  1. https://www.rubyslipperedsisterhood.com/what-i-learned-from-michael-hauge/ “A writer’s job is to create emotion in the…

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