Five Links 3/12/19 Loleta Abi

horse Five Links 4/1/2/19 Loleta Abi Writing: 1. “Genius is 1 percent inspiration and 99 percent perspiration—at least according to Thomas Edison. The point is that writers (and geniuses) don’t work only when inspired. Much of the time, the reality is that writing a book or parsing the time-space continuum is a day-to-day slog. […]

Five Links 4/5/19 Loleta Abi

sunset riders Five Links 4/5/19 Loleta Abi Writing: 1. “ 2. “Writing itself is a solo activity. Being a writer is not. We can teach ourselves how to write stories and read books and try to get better, but it’s working with other writers, and finding mentors to guide us, that make us […]

Five Links 3/29/19 Loleta Abi

Five Links 3/29/19 Loleta Abi Writing: 1. 2. “Every writer confronts the dreaded blank page. It is white, stark and for many writers and authors, downright intimidating.” True, it’s very hard to start. You’re sitting in your chair with an awesome idea and then when your fingertips hit the keys, the idea battles […]

Five Links 3/15/19 Loleta Abi

Five Links 3/15/19 Loleta Abi Writing: 1. “The writers who visit you in class, when you’re still a student—especially if you’re young and impressionable—these writers stick with you for a lifetime.” 2. “Like most of my writer friends, I live a double life. My writing life is a living, breathing thing that exists […]

Five Links 3/8/19 Loleta Abi

Five Links 3/8/19 Loleta Abi Writing: 1. “Many aspects of publishing—including arrangements with authors, agents, illustrators, freelancers, employees, printers, binders, and distributors—involve contracts. The terms of a contract vary depending on the situation, but in every case, the nature of legally binding agreements is the same. Here are three common forms of contract.” 2. […]

Five Links 3/1/19 Loleta Abi

Five Links 3/1/19 Loleta Abi Writing: 1. “Welcome to Part 2 of our blog mini-series on where writers get stuck, based on this poll I took on Twitter.” 2. “So, why the lesson on bias? As writers, we need to be aware of the way we see things. If you are writing or […]