Three Links 1/10/2020 Loleta Abi

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Three Links 1/10/20

Loleta Abi

Writing:

1. https://annerallen.com/2020/01/2020-publishing-predictions/Hello again, everyone. I love creating this look-ahead in publishing each year. It makes me pick my head up and take a longer view of the industry than my normal routine of concentrating on the picayune changes in publishing contracts, the art of selling books from my amazing clients, and otherwise doing the daily grind that is agenting.

You’re going to see that my 2020 publishing predictions are very similar to my predictions for 2019. That’s because outside pressures are forcing publishers to look inward at their bottom line profitability and not take many risks. So that makes for a pretty steady picture of growth. Until the next unforeseen blockbuster hits and they all scramble for more of “that”.” I predict that we’ll all have ups and downs. Just like always. The best we can hope for is that our families grow stronger, closer, and good health dogs our steps.

2. https://writershelpingwriters.net/2020/01/make-2020-your-year-finding-the-right-experts/ “Do you feel it, deep in your chest? That tingling spark that expands, radiating outward. You’re lighter. Breaths come easier. A smile tugs at your lips. All because your mind is casting forward to the year ahead, the weeks and months to come, each an unwritten page of what you will accomplish as a writer.

I love the start of a new year, even when it brings change and difficult challenges.

The end of a year is when we glance back at what happened (or didn’t) on our writing path, and as we review, it’s easy to lose sight of our accomplishments. We might focus too much on what we didn’t get done, or worry about the struggles and problems we identified but didn’t manage to resolve. So January is a great time to turn a fresh page and let go of the can’ts and didn’ts.

To start a year off right we want to think about what we can do…and choose goals that are within our power to achieve.

I recently posted about how to How to Build a Roadmap to the Author Future You Want. (If you missed it, I recommend having a read.) In the post I talked about how defining what we need is important as then we can seek out resources and tools which will help us grow.

Today I’d like to focus on a few of the women in our industry that I’ve learned from, experts I think can help us all with the learning curve. So please check these ladies out as you chart your course in 2020!” There are a LOT of people I learn from. In traditional, C.S. Lakin, Ann Allen and Ruth Ware, and Kristine Kathryn Rusch. How can I not mention one of my cps: Rebekah L. Purdy? In Indie, John Howell, C.S. Boyack, Sally Cronin, and Robbie Cheadle. There are more. Sue Coletta, for sure. Meeka. So, so many more!

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Research & Fun Bits:

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Some Things More Serious:

1. https://stevelaube.com/055-how-to-find-your-courage-as-an-author-rerun/

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Teaser Poetry & Fiction:

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Book Reviews, Cover Reveals, & Author Interviews:

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