Three Links 4/9/2020 Loleta Abi

Three Links 4/10/2020 Loleta Abi Writing: 1. https://writershelpingwriters.net/2020/04/conflict-thesaurus-entry-a-romantic-competitor/ “Conflict is very often the magic sauce for generating tension and turning a ho-hum story into one that rivets readers. As such, every scene should contain a struggle of some kind. Maybe it’s an internal tug-of-war having to do with difficult decisions, morals, or temptations. Or it […]

Three Links 4/2/2020 Loleta Abi

Three Links 4/3/2020 Loleta Abi Writing: 1. https://annerallen.com/2020/03/rescue-endangered-book/ “You’ve kinda/sorta finished your book/first draft/whachamacallit. In drastic cases, it could even be an outline that’s gone off the rails and landed in a ditch. But.” Oh, those “buts.” Don’t give into them. Carry on! 2. https://jamigold.com/2020/03/character-internalization-to-italicize-or-not-to-italicize/ “A few years ago, Marcy Kennedy guest posted here to […]

The Writer’s Wheel 3/29/2020: Keeping it Steady Loleta Abi

The Writer’s Wheel 3/29/2020: Testing Realities Loleta Abi The Way Things Were. Just two weeks ago, you could take a normal trip to the grocery store and find items on your shelf you needed. You could see people talking excitedly to one another. Children playing on playgrounds. In short, everything you were used to in […]

The Book Corner 4/2/2020 Loleta Abi

The Book Corner 4/2/2020 Loleta Abi Nothing to add this week. Getting back into my routine of reading. I’ve been so busy with everything adding what seems to be two areas of concentration on top of my regular writing. There’s all the disinfecting, baking, searching grocery stores and dime stores for items. It feels never-ending […]

Three Links 3/26/2020 Loleta Abi

Three Links 3/26/2020 Loleta Abi Writing: 1. https://awriterofhistory.com/2020/03/21/reflections-on-writing-historical-fiction-stephanie-dray/ “Many of you will know New York Times bestselling author Stephanie Dray from her wonderfully crafted novels My Dear Hamilton and America’s First Daughter, both written with Laura Kamoie. She has also written a series set in ancient Egypt and three novels cowritten with author groups. Today, Stephanie reflects on her career writing […]

The Writer's Wheel 3/22/2020 Loleta Abi

The Writer’s Wheel 3/22/2020: Surviving the Bland Loleta Abi These times are unsettling but it’s what we do to distract ourselves that’ll show the generations to come how we survived. Everyone’s thinking apocalyptic right now, but there’s are always survivors to everything. Why should we tear ourselves down in the meantime or hurt others in […]

The Book Corner 3/26/2020 Loleta Abi

The Book Corner 3/26/2020: What I’m Reading Loleta Abi This is what I’m reading in non-YA this week: Tidal by Amanda Hocking, Christian Horror by Mike Duran, 5 Secrets of Story Structure by K.M. Weiland, In the Company of Women by Grace Bonney, Layer Your Novel by C.S. Lakin, The Vine Witch by Luanne G. […]

Three Links 3/19/2020 Loleta Abi

Three Links 3/19/2020 Loleta Abi Writing: 1. http://booksbywomen.org/why-do-some-characters-live-on-beyond-the-book/ “Why is it that some characters just don’t disappear?  The book is finished, the edits have been completed, the next work is in progress and yet… a particular character is still refusing to rest or retire or whatever it is that characters do when the writer has […]