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 […]

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 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. […]

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 […]

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 […]

Three Links 3/12/2020 Loleta Abi

Three Links #/12/2020 Loleta Abi Writing: 1. https://nailyournovel.wordpress.com/2020/03/10/your-first-pages-5-more-book-openings-critiqued-by-a-literary-agent-and-me-at-litopia/ 2. https://jamigold.com/2020/03/story-pacing-how-can-we-ensure-our-pacing-is-good/ “It’s time for another one of my guest posts over at Angela Ackerman and Becca Puglisi’s Writers Helping Writers site. As one of their Resident Writing Coaches, I’ve previously shared:” 3. http://booksbywomen.org/to-self-publish-or-not-to-self-publish-that-is-the-question/ “ Research & Fun Bits: 1. Dear Don… Thought you might like to see what […]

The Writer’s Wheel 3/1/2020 Loleta Abi

The Writer’s Wheel 3/1/2020: How Linda Howard Influenced My Writing Loleta Abi Have you ever had an author influence your writing? Of course, you have! For most of us, their work inspires us to write our own. In the romance field, there’s a lot of authors I’ve been inspired by Diana Gabaldon, Heather Graham, Nora […]

Three Links 2/28/2020 Loleta Abi

Three Links 2/28/2020 Loleta Abi Writing: 1. https://jamigold.com/2020/02/need-advice-from-an-editor/ “Editing is the process of making our words (and sentences, scenes, and story) better. Unless we’re one of those authors who think everything we write is perfect from the moment we first type out the words, we all deal with the process of editing. Whether we rely on heavy […]