The Writer’s Wheel 2/16/2020: How an Author Works Loleta Abi

The Writer’s Wheel 2/16/2020: How an Author Works Loleta Abi This should actually be titled “How I Write,” but for the purposes here, we’ll generalize things. A lot of people out there want to be writers. This is a glimpse into the work at hand and what it takes (out of your day & you) […]

The Writer’s Wheel 2/9/2020: Spring Cleaning Loleta Abi

The Writer’s Wheel 2/9/2020: Spring Cleaning Loleta Abi It’s almost that time of year when a fanatical cleaning spell seems to take over us as we dust off all the cobwebs winter brought. I’m not talking solely about all the rooms in your house. Mainly, I’m referring to your home office and what consists of […]

Three Links 2/7/2020 Loleta Abi

Three Links 2/7/2020 Loleta Abi Writing: 1. “Recently I got a furious Facebook message from a stranger who accused me of “using her life” in one of my books.  It’s amazing how sometimes life imitates fiction. She had apparently been a Facebook friend, and she dramatically unfriended me after sending a distraught DM describing […]

The Book Corner 2/6/2020: What I’m Reading

The Book Corner 2/6/2020: What I’m Reading Now Loleta Abi The Institute by Stephen King and Baby Teeth by Zoja Stage are on hold as I had to return to the library when I ran out of time. I had been ill, still am somewhat. I’m reading: The Character Naming Sourcebook by Sherrilyn Kenyon, We […]

The Writer’s Wheel 2/2/2020: Enjoying Where You’re At Loleta Abi

The Writer’s Wheel 2/2/2020: Enjoying Right Where You’re At Loleta Abi Sometimes along our journey, we forget to enjoy right where we’re at, preferring to see what we can’t have yet (only because we’re not ready for it yet). You make think just because you don’t have anything published yet, that you’re behind everybody else. […]

The Writer’s Wheel 1/26/2020: Staying a Cut Above (All Things) Loleta Abi

The Writer’s Wheel 1/26/2020: A Cut Above the Rest When it Comes to Writing (Or Anything for that Matter) Loleta Abi Of course, we’re talking about the things we’re skilled at. We certainly can’t be a cut above for something we aren’t. A cut above refers to a certain integrity a person carries when it […]

The Writer’s Wheel 1/19/2020 Convincing Your Family & Friends You’re Serious About Writing (Or Tackling the Guilt) Loleta Abi

The Writer’s Wheel 1/19/2020: Convincing Your Family & Friends You’re Serious When It Comes to Writing (or Tackling the Guilt)  Traci Kenworth How long has it been since you admitted what you sneak the extra hours doing on your own? Do you tell your spouse and friends the truth? Or is there just a little […]

The Writer’s Wheel 1/12/2020: The Tall, Tall Mountain Better Known as Success Loleta Abi

The Writer’s Wheel 1/12/20: The Tall, Tall Mountain, Better Known as Success Loleta Abi Beginning. There are always first steps in every journey you take. Sometimes you fall. Pick yourself back up and go on. Writing is like anything else. There are highs and lows. Good times and bad. To quote the expression, “Sometimes you […]

The Writer’s Wheel: 1/5/2020 Welcome to the New Decade, Changes on the Blog & Elsewhere Loleta Abi

The Writer’s Wheel 1/5/20: Welcome to a New Year, Changes and Things Remaining the Same on the Blog and Elsewhere Traci Kenworth First, Welcome! I hope the last year wasn’t terrible for you. If it was, I wish you better in the year ahead. I had my mix of both bad and good last year. […]