Reading Links 6/20/17

Where Genres Collide

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Reading Links…6/20/17

Traci Kenworth

Fantasy/Dystopian/UF/Paranormal/SF:

  1. http://www.fantasybookcafe.com/2017/06/mini-review-of-assassins-fate-by-robin-hobb/ Third book in the Fitz and the Fool trilogy.
  2. http://lizlovesbooks.com/lizlovesbooks/latest-reads-the-waking-land-callie-bates/ A land steeped in a magic long forgotten how to use.
  3. http://lizlovesbooks.com/lizlovesbooks/deadmen-walking-sherrilyn-kenyon-new-release-blog-tour-blurb/ Hell hath no fury as a demon caged.
  4. http://www.autumnwriting.com/stories-war-now-audiobook/ Can leadership be good even when claimed wrongly?
  5. http://nicholasrossis.me/2017/06/14/book-feature-a-guardian-falls/ A war of blades and magic.
  6. https://teripolen.com/2017/06/13/echo-of-the-cliffs-juniper-sawfeather-3-by-d-g-driver-tuesdaybookblog-bookreview-ya-dgdriverauthor/ Three warriors asked the sun to grant them immortality to protect their people.
  7. https://mightythorjrs.wordpress.com/2017/06/13/bookauthor-spotlight-outpost-by-f-t-mckinstry/ Will they destroy the Gateway to the Gods?
  8. http://www.parajunkee.com/blog/2017/06/13/wicked-abyss-kresley-cole-powerhouse-pnr/ A powerful series.
  9. https://lynnvroman.com/2017/06/13/organic-the-kepler-chronicles-book-ii/ Bladerunner meets Pitch Black.
  10. https://litworldinterviews.com/2017/06/13/people-of-the-sun-bookreview-authorjasparent/ An alien race whose planet is inside the sun.

MG/YA:

  1. http://www.brenda-drake.com/2017/06/cheater-faker-troublemaker-jenny-rosen-release-post/ Can either win bets that just may be more than their willing to pay?
  2. https://shelleywilsonauthor.com/2017/06/13/tuesdaybookblog-zak-and-jens-astronomical-adventures-childrensfiction-zak_and_jen/ Jen believes she is boring and leads a colorless life until she meets a magical Zak.
  3. https://lynnvroman.com/2017/06/13/path-of-thieves-by-sunniva-dee-cover-reveal/ Football hero by day, thief by night.
  4. https://rebekahlpurdy.wordpress.com/2017/06/12/the-d-b-list-releasedonating-50-of-my-royalties-for-mental-illness-awarenesspatient-funding/ Check this out!

Romance/Women’s Fiction:

  1. http://www.talesoftheravenousreader.com/2017/06/last-one-for-road-salvaged-by-jay.html Saints of Denver series.
  2. http://lafreeland.com/2017/06/14/where-you-belong-book-release/ A sweet, clean…

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Writing Links 6/19/17

Where Genres Collide

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Writing Links…6/19/17

Traci Kenworth

Fantasy/Dystopian/UF/Paranormal/SF:

  1. http://storitorigrace.blogspot.com/2017/06/beauty-and-beast-1991-versus-beauty-and.html Is Beauty and the Beast the best fairytale? I still love Sleeping Beauty.
  2. https://legendsofwindemere.com/2017/06/14/thriving-thursdays-danger-guest-post-by-teagan-riordain-geneviene/ Greatest danger.
  3. https://saraletourneauwriter.com/2017/06/15/lightening-the-load/ Do you use Springtime to declutter?
  4. https://fantasyhandbook.wordpress.com/2017/06/13/as-henry-miller-commands-part-3-dont-be-nervous/ Break the project into pieces.
  5. http://www.magicalwords.net/roundup/magical-ord-link-roundup-6-12-2017/

MG/YA:

  1. http://www.brenda-drake.com/2017/06/day-27-part-2-pitch-wars-query-1st-page-workshop-mentors-linsey-miller-maria-mora-jenny-chou/
  2. http://www.fromthemixedupfiles.com/2017/06/free-middle-grade-books-happy-mufiversary-part-2/ Nominate your MG school.
  3. http://yatopia.blogspot.com/2017/06/current-writing-status.html What are you working on?
  4. http://scbwimithemitten.blogspot.com/2017/06/michigan-kidlit-advocates-cynthia.html Helping our kids get the most out of reading.
  5. http://www.adventuresinyapublishing.com/2017/06/cora-carmack-author-of-roar-on-writing.html Write what scares you.
  6. http://www.adventuresinyapublishing.com/2017/06/julie-eshbaugh-author-of-obsidian-and.html Trust your instinct.

Romance/Women’s Fiction:

  1. http://romanceuniversity.org/2017/06/14/romance-writers-of-america-national-conference-by-pat-haggerty/ Are you attending RWA? List of the next four conferences.
  2. http://www.rubyslipperedsisterhood.com/meet-heather-leonard/ Mix Stephanie Plum with Harry Dresden and give a southern twist and you have Hazel Matthews.
  3. http://mfrw.blogspot.com/2017/06/can-you-tweet-then-you-can-retweet-with.html Marketing for Romance Writers this month Invite.
  4. http://romanceuniversity.org/2017/06/12/saving-grace-on-xenia-hospitality-laws-and-the-cats-that-need-saving-by-damon-suede/ Do our characters have to be likeable?

Christian:

  1. https://stevelaube.com/glass-half-empty/ What’s your pov? I try and stay optimistic. Maybe it’s not realistic, but I’d rather keep a good attitude than a bad one.
  2. http://www.novelrocket.com/2017/06/5-tips-for-writing-emotional-scene.html Word choice is everything.
  3. http://www.booksandsuch.com/blog/7-keys-planning-career-path/ Make every decision in the…

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Writing Links 6/5/17

Where Genres Collide

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Writing Links…6/5/17

Traci Kenworth

Fantasy/Dystopian/UF/Paranormal/SF:

  1. http://storitorigrace.blogspot.com/2017/06/monthly-summary-may-2017.html Some fun fan things.
  2. http://www.magicalwords.net/roundup/magical-words-link-roundup-5-31-2017/ David Farland on Honorable Mentions and more.
  3. https://legendsofwindemere.com/2017/05/31/powers-of-the-windemere-sky-fantastic-fliers/ The flying city.

MG/YA:

  1. http://www.brenda-drake.com/2017/05/day-15-part-2-pitch-wars-query-1st-page-workshop-mentors-hayley-stone-amy-trueblood/
  2. http://avajae.blogspot.com/2017/06/are-ya-and-adult-category-books-that.html The four differences between YA and Adult category books.
  3. http://storitorigrace.blogspot.com/2017/06/megacon-orlando-2017-report.html Have you been to a convention?
  4. http://scbwimithemitten.blogspot.com/2017/06/michigan-kidlit-advocate-debbie.html Do you need a guide for your MG & YA projects? This sounds like a neat idea!
  5. http://yatopia.blogspot.com/2017/06/weaving-in-normal-abnormal.html Add a character new to the environment.
  6. http://www.adventuresinyapublishing.com/2017/06/writing-101-ill-make-you-offer-you-cant.html Don’t settle for any agent, get the right fit for you.
  7. http://www.talesoftheravenousreader.com/2017/06/youre-worth-it-chooseyou-over-bad.html Four tips to improve your self-worth.

Romance/Women’s Fiction:

  1. http://romanceuniversity.org/2017/06/02/create-characters-your-reader-will-care-about-by-liz-fielding/ Get your readers to identify with the heroine, that’s the key.
  2. http://www.rubyslipperedsisterhood.com/stretch-your-wings/ Top ten tips for introverts at a conference.

Christian:

  1. http://www.novelrocket.com/2017/05/birthing-book.html In today’s market, you must work to sell your book.
  2. http://www.booksandsuch.com/blog/4-qualities-strong-author-legacy/ What kind of legacy do you want to leave behind with your books? I hope to bring hope to my readers in whatever genre I write in.

Historical:

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Reading Links 5/30/17

Where Genres Collide

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Reading Links…5/30/17

Traci Kenworth

Fantasy/Dystopian/UF/Paranormal/SF:

  1. http://www.fantasybookcafe.com/2017/05/the-leaning-pile-of-books-285/ Patricia A. McKillip. Freda Warrington. Tanith Lee and more.
  2. http://www.parajunkee.com/blog/2017/05/22/scifi-young-adult-edge-seat-fun/ An underlying look at what makes us human.
  3. http://www.briankeene.com/2017/05/22/nothing-oclock/ A Dr. Who novel by Neil Gaiman.
  4. http://www.fantasybookcafe.com/2017/05/excerpt-perilous-prophecy-by-leanna-renee-hieber/ Prequel to Strangely Beautiful.
  5. https://mightythorjrs.wordpress.com/2017/05/22/book-review-dragon-hunters-by-marc-turner/ Three book reviews in this series.
  6. https://teripolen.com/2017/05/22/downsizing-the-tbr-pile-amreading-11/ Some books to take a look at!
  7. https://legendsofwindemere.com/2017/05/26/powers-of-the-windemere-lands-adorable-adventurers/ Superheroes headed toward the dark side.
  8. https://mytrainofthoughtson.wordpress.com/2017/05/26/clay-tongue-by-nicholas-conley-rbrt-bookreview/ Can she find a mythical being capable of granting wishes?
  9. https://mightythorjrs.wordpress.com/2017/05/26/book-review-the-last-mortal-bond-by-brian-staveley/ Marvelous characters, vast, and complex world building.
  10. https://teripolen.com/2017/05/26/indie-author-friday-sarah-zama-indieauthor-dieselpunk-paranormal-jazzfeathers/ Which man will she choose?
  11. https://jennykellerford.wordpress.com/2017/05/26/feyre-rhysand-lucien-oh-my-my-thoughts-on-a-court-of-wings-and-ruin/ Spoiler alerts.
  12. https://princessofthelight.wordpress.com/2017/05/26/humans-inferior-to-werewolves-hungry-like-the-wolf-by-cadencedenton-paranormal-fridayreads/ When her racist rant against otherworlders goes viral, what’s Granny to do?
  13. https://sffbookreview.wordpress.com/2017/05/26/madeline-miller-the-song-of-achilles-2/ Greece in the age of heroes.
  14. https://mightythorjrs.wordpress.com/2017/05/24/book-review-red-tide-by-marc-turner/ This book takes it to a new level.
  15. https://rosieamber.wordpress.com/2017/05/25/dissension-by-katie-salidas-quixotickatie-book-1-in-a-distopia-vampire-series/ Vampires, the slaves to humans?

MG/YA:

  1. http://middlegrademafia.com/2017/05/23/mg-book-launch-fakespeare-by-m-e-castle/ Three kids get lost inside a book and have to help Shakespeare solve the story if they’re to get home.
  2. http://www.brenda-drake.com/2017/05/strange-deadly-portraits-bryony-gray-e-latimer-cover-reveal/ Lemony Snicket meets Oscar…

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Writing 5/22/17

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Writing Links…5/22/17

Traci Kenworth

Fantasy/Dystopian/UF/Paranormal/SF:

  1. https://legendsofwindemere.com/2017/05/18/was-there-a-misstep-along-the-way/ Following your dreams. Don’t give up! It’s never too late! I wish I would have continued my dreams from eighteen but I set them aside till 2009. There has been a wealth of knowledge that has fallen into my hands with my research on the internet, talking to other authors, critiquing others work. My dream still has wings. So, do yours!
  2. https://saraletourneauwriter.com/2017/05/18/writers-helping-writers-real-world-settings/ The devil’s in the sensory details.
  3. https://fantasyhandbook.wordpress.com/2017/05/16/what-ive-learned-in-the-last-twenty-three-years-part-2/ Dissecting a story.

MG/YA:

  1. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=3QavKH8wX5k&feature=em-subs_digest This is something that has me thinking of the traditional route: teens prefer physical books to the e-books. Not that there isn’t a market for the e-books but the reality is that the audience the book is meant for might not be the one picking it up.
  2. http://nicholasrossis.me/2017/05/19/video-interview-with-rebecca-mahan/ What inspires him and an award for children’s book!
  3. http://www.brenda-drake.com/2017/05/day-9-part-2-pitch-wars-query-1st-page-workshop-mentors-mk-england-jamie-pacton-aimee-salter/ Query and first page critiques.

Romance/Women’s Fiction:

  1. http://www.rubyslipperedsisterhood.com/romantic-suspense/ There are distinct differences…

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Reading Links 5/16/17

Where Genres Collide

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Traci Kenworth

Fantasy/Dystopian/UF/Paranormal/SF:

  1. https://coldhandboyack.wordpress.com/2017/05/12/book-review-the-experimental-notebook-of-c-s-boyack/ A collection of short speculative stories.
  2. https://teripolen.com/2017/05/12/indie-author-friday-myrtle-brooks-indieauthor-literary-jgcitygin/ A fable collection of man’s edification with nature with examples.
  3. https://johnwhowell.com/2017/05/12/book-launch-ritual-of-the-lost-lamb-by-charles-yallowitz-fantasy/ Dark times have arrived for the champions.
  4. https://legendsofwindemere.com/2017/05/12/hell-week-2017-pirates-in-hell-fantasy-sharedworld-heroesinhell/ Pirates, plagiarists, monsters, heroes, and villains.
  5. https://litworldinterviews.com/2017/05/12/bookreview-of-the-red-line-by-waltgreggauthor/ A scary look at the what if of the near future.
  6. https://colleenchesebro.com/2017/05/11/colleens-book-reviews-fireflies-by-author-p-s-bartlett-psbartlett/ A story of angels and spirits and human frailties.
  7. https://coldhandboyack.wordpress.com/2017/05/11/draculas-mistress-on-lisa-burton-radio/ Is Dracula misunderstood?
  8. http://lizlovesbooks.com/lizlovesbooks/getting-to-know-you-with-grace-coleman/ A brooding dystopian novel.
  9. https://mightythorjrs.wordpress.com/2017/05/09/book-haul-thunes-vision-by-schuyler-hernstrom/ Sword and Sorcery and pulp.
  10. https://rosieamber.wordpress.com/2017/05/09/rosies-bookreview-team-rbrt-liz-reviews-scifi-voyager-by-carlrackman-tuesdaybookblog/ They’re coming.
  11. https://sffbookreview.wordpress.com/2017/05/08/readdiverse2017-a-recommendations-list-part-2/ Diverse books.

MG/YA:

  1. https://rebekahlpurdy.wordpress.com/2017/05/12/book-cover-reveal-the-d-b-list/ Which part of the list will he fall on? Always an author to watch!
  2. http://www.fantasybookcafe.com/2017/05/may-2017-patreon-book/The Floating Islands.
  3. http://www.brenda-drake.com/2017/05/friend-benefits-zone-pitch-wars-mentor-laura-brown-cover-reveal/ “I’m ridiculously attracted to my best friend.”
  4. http://middlegrademafia.com/2017/05/08/mg-book-review-the-castle-in-the-mist-by-amy-ephron/ Magic still exists. If you know where to find it.

Romance/Women’s Fiction:

  1. https://princessofthelight.wordpress.com/2017/05/11/hold-em-a-gambling-hearts-novel-by-jacqbiggar-bookreview-romance-mgtab-rssos/ In the game of love, all bets are off.
  2. https://legendsofwindemere.com/2017/05/09/book-spotlight-damned-if-you-do-erotic-romanceparanormal/ What will her dreams cost her?
  3. https://rosieamber.wordpress.com/2017/05/10/rosies-bookreview-team-rbrt-a-taste-of-his-own-medicine-by-lindafawke-dark-romance-wwwblogs/ How long can the desire for…

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Writing Links 5/15/17

Where Genres Collide

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Writing Links 5/15/17

Traci Kenworth

Fantasy/Dystopian/UF/Paranormal/SF:

  1. http://mythcreants.com/blog/choosing-a-weapon-for-your-hero/ Thoughts on weapons.
  2. http://terribleminds.com/ramble/2017/05/11/carrie-patel-five-things-i-learned-writing-song-of-the-dead/ Leave enough of your character to discover in future novels to avoid corpses.
  3. https://fantasyhandbook.wordpress.com/2017/05/09/what-ive-learned-in-the-last-twenty-three-years-part-1/ First story. Phil Anthans.
  4. https://legendsofwindemere.com/2017/05/08/7-tips-to-fighting-with-strength/ Useful information!

MG/YA:

  1. http://www.brenda-drake.com/2017/05/day-4-part-2-pitch-wars-query-first-page-workshop-mentors-monica-m-hoffman-caela-carter/ A query and first page critiqued.
  2. http://www.publishingcrawl.com/2017/05/12/interview-with-literary-agent-tamar-rydzinski/ YA agent.
  3. http://writersinthestormblog.com/2017/05/writing-for-and-about-children-find-your-childlike-wonder/ Eleven ways to write for children.

Romance/Women’s Fiction:

  1. http://www.rubyslipperedsisterhood.com/quick-whats-your-story-about/ Loglines and blurbs.
  2. http://www.rubyslipperedsisterhood.com/writing-emotion-2/ Readers want visceral emotions.

Christian:

  1. https://stevelaube.com/are-agents-necessary/ It depends on where you’re headed and what you hope to accomplish.
  2. http://www.novelrocket.com/2017/05/one-authors-journey.html It may take a while, but it’s worth it.
  3. https://stevelaube.com/ignored-error-philosophy/ An agent’s perspective on emails.
  4. http://www.booksandsuch.com/blog/amazon-third-party-sellers/ Third party sellers and what they mean for authors.

Historicals:

  1. https://awriterofhistory.com/2017/05/11/gift-from-the-sea-anne-morrow-lindbergh/ Contemplating inward.
  2. https://awriterofhistory.com/2017/05/09/interview-with-mark-sullivan-author-of-beneath-a-scarlet-sky/ Done right, a historical novel can be unforgettable, truly magical.
  3. https://rosieamber.wordpress.com/2017/05/07/the-dukes-unexpected-bride-by-laratemple1-regency-romance-harlequinbooks-millsandboon/ A sweet romance with two people who seem an unlikely match.

Scary:

  1. http://www.thisishorror.co.uk/news-round-up-week-ending-12-may-2017/ New Hellboy film.
  2. http://www.thisishorror.co.uk/tih-146-bracken-macleod-on-stranded-horror-movies-and-writing-influences/ Early desire to be a crime writer.
  3. http://www.thisishorror.co.uk/stoking-the-fires-of-inspiration-my-first-stokercon/ The HWA convention.
  4. http://www.thisishorror.co.uk/midnight-mix-tape-may-2017-for-the-sake-of-tradition/ Some of the latest…

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