Three Links 5/2/2020 Loleta Abi

Three Links 4/25/2020 Loleta Abi Writing: 1. https://killzoneblog.com/2020/04/focusing-on-the-writing.html “t’s okay to be distracted, to flounder about. Writing less is acceptable. For me, I find the following techniques helpful. I’ve used them when coming back from vacations, when it takes a while to find my writing groove, and they work as well for me in these crazy times. […]

Three Links 4/24/2020 Loleta Abi

Three Links 4/26/2020 Loleta Abi Writing: 1. https://jamigold.com/2020/04/how-do-we-use-sequels-with-our-scenes/ “In various posts here, we’ve explored how many concepts in writing don’t quite match the general understanding of a word or phrase. That’s why I start many posts with basic definitions to ensure we’re all on the same page. But of the many words with confusing meanings […]

The Writer’s Wheel 4/19/2020 Loleta Abi

The Writer’s Wheel 4/19/2020: When Rust Creeps into the Gears Loleta Abi Some of us were writing right along and then the coronavirus hit. We hit a snag in our plans. And a bit of rust got on the gears while we tried to weather the storm. However, whenever you’re ready, you might have to […]

Three Links 4/19/2020 Loleta Abi

This is late because I’ve been down with a sinus infection/stiff neck/headache combination. I apologize for the lack of links. Three Links 4/16/2020 Loleta Abi Writing: 1. https://annerallen.com/2020/04/social-media-executor/ “We’re living through a time when we’re forced to face something our culture prefers to ignore: our own mortality. We’re discovering, to paraphrase Emily Dickinson, that although […]

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 […]

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 […]

Three Links 3/5/2020 Loleta Abi

Three Links 3/5/2020 Loleta Abi Writing: 1. https://annerallen.com/2020/03/clueless-advice-people-give-writers/ “I’m always amazed at the people who start giving me advice as soon as they hear I’m a writer. Even though I’ve been published for over 30 years, they’re always sure they know more than I do. And it’s worse for new writers. They’re bombarded with advice […]