Five Links 4/5/19 Loleta Abi

sunset riders Five Links 4/5/19 Loleta Abi Writing: 1. https://megdowell.com/2019/03/31/you-dont-find-inspiration-it-finds-you/ “ 2. https://ryanlanz.com/2019/03/31/five-things-my-mentors-have-taught-me-about-writing/ “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 3/15/19 Loleta Abi

Five Links 3/15/19 Loleta Abi Writing: 1. https://www.janefriedman.com/loving-words/ “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. http://booksbywomen.org/the-science-of-writing-by-amy-impellizzeri/ “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. https://www.janefriedman.com/3-types-of-contracts-every-writer-should-understand/ “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. […]

Book Corner 2/28/19 What I’m Reading Loleta Abi

Book Corner 2/28/19 What I’m Reading Loleta Abi In the adult markets, I’m reading Josh Malerman’s Bird Box, Karen Thompson Walker’s The Dreamers, Margaret Atwood’s The Handmaid’s Tale, 13 Steps to Evil by Sacha Black, The Freelancer’s Survival Guide by Kristine Kathryn Rusch, Writing Love Scenes by Rayne Hall and Susan McCarthy, How to Write […]

Five Links 2/22/19 Loleta Abi

Five Links…2/22/19 Loleta Abi Writing: 1. https://blondewritemore.com/2019/02/17/my-writing-life-diary-writer/ “Last week I listened to some fabulous writing podcasts and each one made me squeal. I knew I had to share them with you.” 2. https://megdowell.com/2019/02/17/does-showing-people-what-you-write-ever-stop-being-scary/ “I was probably in middle school (fifth and sixth grade, about 10 and 11 years old) when I started worrying about what […]

Five Links 2/15/19 Loleta Abi

Five Links…2/15/19 Loleta Abi Writing: 1. http://booksbywomen.org/writing-to-release-pain-by-maria-leonard-olsen/ “I more or less raised myself. My father was a raging alcoholic and my mother was fighting her own demons. Thank goodness I found some solace in writing.” Sometimes finding yourself in life is letting go of who you thought you were and accepting yourself flaws and all. […]

Five Links Loleta Abi

Five Links…2/8/19 Loleta Abi Writing: https://ryanlanz.com/2019/02/02/what-to-do-after-the-first-draft/ “Your fingers hurt. Your eyes burn. You haven’t had anything to drink except coffee for the past few days, weeks, year. You are pretty sure you haven’t slept a full night without dreaming about characters and plot lines.” https://charlesfrenchonwordsreadingandwriting.wordpress.com/2019/02/05/writing-progress-update-charles-f-french/ “https://charlesfrenchonwordsreadingandwriting.wordpress.com/2019/02/05/writing-progress-update-charles-f-french/” 3. https://litreactor.com/columns/places-to-read-and-listen-to-books-for-free “The holiday season is well and truly […]

The Book Corner…1/31/19 Maeve Grayson’s Katie’s Highlander

Book Corner…1/31/19 Katie’s Highlander by Maeve Grayson Loleta Abi I am reading: Gwendy’s Button Box by Stephen King and Richard Chizmar, Closing the Deal on Your Terms and A Freelancer’s Survival Guide by Kristine Kathryn Rusch, 13 Steps to Evil by Sacha Black, The Handmaid’s Tale by Margaret Atwood, Jewel in the Mud by Harmony […]

Five Links Loleta Abi

Five Links…1/25/19 Loleta Abi Writing: https://killzoneblog.com/2019/01/unsnagging-your-plot.html “What is a plot snag?” He gives such great advice! I have skipped scenes and came back to them before. I’ve also had to backtrack for a snag and determine where things went wrong! https://mjmallon.com/2019/01/20/colleens-2019-weekly-tanka-tuesday-poetry-challenge-no-119-mystery-attract-synonymsonly/ “Here’s a short, unedited passage from the second book in the series The Curse […]

Reading Links…1/15/16

Reading Links…1/15/16 Traci Krites   Romance: http://www.superauthors.com/2016/01/its-party-tara-taylor-quinn.html http://www.parajunkee.com/2016/01/07/a-parajunkee-design-cover-reveal/ http://www.superauthors.com/2016/01/introducing-templeton-cove-storiesby.html http://elodienowodazkij.com/2016/01/08/love-in-b-minor-is-available-for-pre-order-now-for-only-0-99/ http://www.brenda-drake.com/2016/01/full-measures-by-rebecca-yarros-is-on-sale-for-99/ http://www.rubyslipperedsisterhood.com/fangirl-friday-january-8th-edition/ http://www.parajunkee.com/2016/01/09/happily-ever-ninja/   Christian: http://www.booksandsuch.com/blog/book-recommendations-2016/ http://www.novelrocket.com/2016/01/three-ways-you-welcome-failure-o-writer.html   Historicals: http://www.parajunkee.com/2016/01/04/spotlight-giveaway-lie-lady-kate-noble/ http://awriterofhistory.com/2016/01/06/2015-another-year-of-reading/   Fantasy/Time-Travel/Paranormal/SF: http://www.fantasybookcafe.com/2016/01/the-leaning-pile-of-books-246/ http://www.fantasyliterature.com/reviews/barsk/ http://www.fantasyliterature.com/reviews/dragonfly-falling/ http://www.fantasybookcafe.com/2016/01/favorite-books-of-2015/ http://www.fantasyliterature.com/reviews/the-serpent/ http://danikadinsmore.com/blog-tour-begins-guest-post-and-giveaway/ http://beauty-in-ruins.blogspot.com/2016/01/fantasy-review-reawakening-by-amy-rae.html https://coldhandboyack.wordpress.com/2016/01/07/advice-about-writing-a-series/ http://www.fantasyliterature.com/reviews/alpha-and-omega/ http://beauty-in-ruins.blogspot.com/2016/01/fantasy-review-chains-of-heretic-by.html   Mysteries/Suspense: http://mysterysuspence.blogspot.com/2016/01/review-give-up-ghost.html http://mysterysuspence.blogspot.com/2016/01/review-mrs-roosevelts-confidante.html https://margotkinberg.wordpress.com/2016/01/04/in-the-spotlight-john-grishams-a-time-to-kill/   MG/YA: http://www.fromthemixedupfiles.com/2016/01/january-releases/ http://yaloveblog.com/2016/01/06/waiting-on-wednesday-kill-the-boy-band-by-goldy-moldavsky/ http://yaloveblog.com/2016/01/07/book-trailer-thursday-179-well-never-be-apart-by-emiko-jean/ http://www.thewriterdiaries.com/2016/01/firsts-by-laurie-elizabeth-flynn.html   Anthologies/Novellas:     Indie:   Craft:    Photo by rosevita […]