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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 8/21/2020 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 Writer’s Wheel 8/16/2020: Falling Down and Getting Back Up Loleta Abi I can’t tell you how many times in my life I fell and had to get back up. I’m speaking in terms of dreams and paths taken. When I was younger, I wanted to be an Equine Science Major. Perhaps with my future […]
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 […]
The Writer’s Wheel 8/9/2020: Vulnerable or Overpowering Characters, which are the Best? Loleta Abi Should your character be more vulnerable or overpowering in your story? Or should there be a bit of both in them? The Problem with Too Vulnerable. This often wins no sympathy for the characters either with the reader or the villain. […]
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 […]
The Writer’s Wheel 8/2/2020: What a Reader Learns from Books Loleta Abi Why do people read? For enjoyment? Sure. For education. Yes. For escape from their day-to-day tasks? You bet. Can genre books include stories readers learn from? Certainly. Characters. Depending on the character, readers can discover a way to go on when they read […]