Three Links 10/17/2020 Loleta Abi

Three Links 10/16/2020 Loleta Abi Writing: 1. https://annerallen.com/2020/10/use-a-characters-career-to-support-your-storys-theme/ “Successful stories are often ones whose elements are employed subtly. You may not be able to say exactly why they work, and as a reader, you probably don’t care; you just like the feeling of rightness that settles in as you read. Theme is one of those important elements that […]

Three Links 10/10/2020 Loleta Abi

Three Links 10/9/2020 Loleta Abi Writing: 1. https://stevelaube.com/how-do-i-know-it-is-ready-to-submit/ “As an agency, we don’t represent articles, so I’ll confine my remarks to books. The best way to see if your book is ready to be submitted is to write the book proposal. I wrote a series about this on our blog. Here is the link:https://stevelaube.com/category/book-proposal-basics. As […]

Writing Links…7/30/14

    Romance:  http://writersinthestormblog.com/2014/07/lets-get-down-to-it-writing-the-sex-scene/   Historicals/Westerns: http://englishhistoryauthors.blogspot.com/2014/07/barlings-abbey-by-elizabeth-ashworth.html http://englishhistoryauthors.blogspot.com/2014/07/a-sinuous-and-deadly-beauty-pattern.html?utm_source=feedburner&utm_medium=email&utm_campaign=Feed%3A+blogspot%2FwTZYl+%28English+Historical+Fiction+Authors%29 http://englishhistoryauthors.blogspot.com/2014/07/and-so-to-bed.html?utm_source=feedburner&utm_medium=email&utm_campaign=Feed%3A+blogspot%2FwTZYl+%28English+Historical+Fiction+Authors%29 http://www.writersdigest.com/editor-blogs/guide-to-literary-agents/writing-historical-fiction-based-on-a-family-story http://embracingromance.com/2014/06/20/the-deconstructed-regency-romancewhat-does-it-take-to-create-a-regency-romance/   SF/Fantasy/Time-Travel: http://www.brainpickings.org/index.php/2014/07/16/ray-bradbury-work-failure-love/ http://killzoneauthors.blogspot.com/2014/07/a-horrible-thing-i-saw-other-day.html#.U9TlpvldXPo http://fantasy-schmantasy.blogspot.com/   Mystery/Suspense/Thrillers: http://writeitforward.wordpress.com/2014/07/25/survival-friday-field-expedient-direction-finding/ http://thewritelife.com/writing-action-scenes/ http://www.bbc.com/news/entertainment-arts-28376126 http://margotkinberg.wordpress.com/2014/07/23/shes-a-highly-specialized-key-component-of-operational-unity/   Christian: http://www.novelrocket.com/2014/07/hey-someone-put-facts-in-my-fiction.html http://thewriteconversation.blogspot.com/2014/07/indie-tuesday-getting-in-write-zone.html http://www.booksandsuch.com/blog/watch-writing-ruts/?utm_source=feedburner&utm_medium=email&utm_campaign=Feed%3A+booksandsuch%2FzNoF+%28Books+and+Such+Blog-+Between+the+Lines%29 http://www.novelrocket.com/   NA/YA: http://yatopia.blogspot.com/ http://www.adventuresinyapublishing.com/2014/07/confessions-of-serial-novelist-part-2.html?showComment=1406331539475#c3782079662773951498 http://www.brenda-drake.com/2014/07/july-workshop-pitch-wars-mentors-renee-ahdieh-rebecca-yarros/ http://www.cherylreif.com/2014/06/20/why-transmedia-storytelling-engages-readers-reason-3/?utm_source=feedly&utm_reader=feedly&utm_medium=rss&utm_campaign=why-transmedia-storytelling-engages-readers-reason-3 http://www.adventuresinyapublishing.com/2014/07/editor-aubrey-poole-from-sourcebooks-on.html?utm_source=feedburner&utm_medium=email&utm_campaign=Feed%3A+blogspot%2Fkidlit+%28Adventures+in+YA+Publishing%29   Craft: http://www.thepassivevoice.com/ http://www.livewritethrive.com/2014/07/23/secondary-characters-with-their-own-needs/ http://www.publishingcrawl.com/2014/07/23/are-your-scenes-causing-an-effect/ http://operationawesome6.blogspot.com/2014/07/whats-your-story-about-exploring-theme.html http://www.advicetowriters.com/home/2014/7/25/diana-athills-3-rules-for-fiction.html http://thewriteconversation.blogspot.com/2014/07/social-media-imagean-opener-of-doors.html http://www.publishing-hub.com/2014/07/editors-eyes-straight-talk-on-social.html http://booksbywomen.org/effects-hormones-creative-process-secret-ingredientby-sarita-fae-jarmack/ http://thewriteconversation.blogspot.com/2014/07/remind-yourself-of-these-things-every.html?utm_source=feedburner&utm_medium=email&utm_campaign=Feed%3A+TheWriteConversation+%28The+Write+Conversation%29 http://www.trainingauthors.com/book-marketing-videos-interview-katie-davis/ http://annegoodwin.weebly.com/annecdotal/5-tips-for-writing-a-powerful-short-story-by-shelley-weiner http://www.jungleredwriters.com/2014/06/im-being-stalked-by-serial-comma-5.html http://www.nownovel.com/blog/first-drafts-shouldnt/ http://www.helpingwritersbecomeauthors.com/2014/07/negative-character-arc-3.html http://elizabethspanncraig.com/2311/resources-writers-industry-news/#comment-26392 http://scwrite.blogspot.com/2014/07/6-things-i-learned-from-hosting-contests.html http://www.nownovel.com/blog/rise-book-blog-tours/?utm_source=Now+Novel&utm_campaign=820771f363-blog_mail_july_24_20147_22_2014&utm_medium=email&utm_term=0_3ca58c8841-820771f363-56893549   […]

Three Links 8/28/2020 Loleta Abi

Three Links 8/28/2020 Loleta Abi Writing: 1. https://www.janefriedman.com/what-your-first-50-pages-reveals/?mc_cid=f90d3485da&mc_eid=b82e0dde1a “Is your manuscript ready to pitch, or does it still need work? It can be a maddening question to answer. Even for seasoned authors, the question of when a manuscript is ready to pitch can be a tough call. Leonardo da Vinci is credited as saying, “A […]

Three Links 8/23/2020 Loleta Abi

Three Links 8/21/2020 Loleta Abi Writing: 1. https://nailyournovel.wordpress.com/2020/08/16/your-first-pages-5-more-novel-openings-critiqued-by-a-literary-agent-and-me-at-litopia-2/ “The format is simple. Five manuscripts, each with a short blurb. We hear the opening pages, then discuss how they’re working – exactly as agents would consider a manuscript that arrived in their inbox. As always, the submissions had many strengths. Issues we discussed included an appealing […]

The Book Corner 8/13/2020 C.S. Lakin’s Crank it Out Loleta Abi

The Book Corner 8/13/2020 C.S. Lakin’s Crank it Out Loleta Abi Crank it Out the Surefire Way to Productive Writing C.S. Lakin. Mar. 28, 2017. Ubiquitous Press. Amazon’s blurb: Want to become a successful author? If so, you’re going to have to crank out books. And not mediocre books but high-quality ones. Why? Because that’s […]

Three Links 8/8/2020 Loleta Abi

Three Links 87/2020 Loleta Abi Writing: 1. https://stevelaube.com/another-publisher-makes-changes/ “It is easy to forget that traditional publishing is a business. And businesses are run by people doing a variety of tasks. Sometimes those people change tasks … and even change companies. Our agency keeps a living document in a shared folder that allows us to keep […]

Three Links 8/1/2020 Loleta Abi

I had a week of chaos as my mom went in the hospital, family stress, my son got a job, and life is looking up for us with all things resolved. Or at least, on the road to being so. Three Links 7/31/2020 Loleta Abi Writing: 1. https://annerallen.com/2020/07/what-to-write-when-you-cant-write-what-you-know/ “One of the primo, Number One “rules” […]

Three Links 7/25/2020 Loleta Abi

Three Links 7/24/2020 Loleta Abi Writing: 1. https://annerallen.com/2020/07/books-versus-tv-narrative-voice-versus-scripted-scenes-longmire-outlander/ “Every author wants their novels to be made into a film or a television series. Right?  So let’s take a look at how these two worlds of “series”—both the readable and the viewable kind—connect, overlap, or compete. Some people discover a great series first on TV, then […]

Three Links 7/18/2020 Loleta Abi

Three Links 7/17/2020 Loleta Abi Writing: 1. https://www.helpingwritersbecomeauthors.com/scene-structure-a-framework/ “Creating scene structure is a key writing skill. Great scenes go a long way toward great storytelling; weak scenes result in weak storytelling. Unfortunately, many writers often struggle with vague, sometimes contradictory approaches to writing scenes.” K.M. always delivers great writing advice! 2.  https://jamigold.com/2020/07/keeping-our-stories-and-notes-safe-blogiversary-winners/ “n last week’s […]