The Writer’s Wheel 10/6/19: This Time of Year Loleta Abi Don’t you just love this time of year? The cool, crisp leaves, so colorful. The pretty flowers in the fields. Nature gathering for the seasons ahead. Decorations. When do you begin decorating for the holidays? Or don’t you? I start early October for the coming […]
The Writer’s Wheel 9/29/19: Do You Want to be a One Hit Wonder or Here for the Long Haul? Loleta Abi Some authors have one hit and fade from the limelight, others make a career of things. Which one do you hope to be? Let’s take a look at the options. The One Hit Wonder. […]
Five Links 9/13/19 Loleta Abi Writing: 1. https://nailyournovel.wordpress.com/2019/09/08/how-to-outline-a-novel-post-at-ingram-spark/ “Do you outline a novel before you write it or do you dive straight in? That’s the source of one of the great divides between writers, the ‘planners’ v the ‘pantsers’. To complicate matters, some pantsers are actually not as fancy-free as they appear. And you might […]
Five Links 8/30/19 Loleta Abi Writing: 1. https://annerallen.com/2019/08/7-rules-cliffhanger/ “We all know the pleasure of getting lost in a book. We have all experienced that compulsion to turn the page to find out what happens next. In fact, that irresistible urge to keep reading—to turn the page—might be one of the reasons we wanted to be […]
The Writer’s Wheel 8/27/19: One Climb at a Time Loleta Abi In the early days of writing, your enthusiasm knows no bounds. You feel as though you could climb Mt. Everest. Everything is new, fresh, yielding to the mind. The words come easily, effortlessly. You write your novel, sure it’s the best thing since salsa […]
Five Links 8/23/19 Loleta Abi Writing: 1. https://annerallen.com/2019/08/what-readers-want/ “The latest trend in online marketing is building a “personal relationship” with customers and readers. Sending newsy emails about your fab summer vacation isn’t enough anymore. Now you have to ask them about their fab summer vacations. This is supposed to let readers know you really care about them. […]
The Book Corner 8/22/19 Additions to reading Adult Fiction Loleta Abi I’m reading Josh Malerman’s House at the Bottom of the Lake and Frank Prem’s Small Town Kid. Various craft books and religious inspirational books.
The Writer’s Wheel 8/20/19: The Futility in Thinking You’ll Ever “Know” it All Traci Kenworth If You Do “Know” it All, what a waste. That is, you’ll go through life bored. If you’ve nothing to learn: where’s the spontaneity, the fun of reading a book, and pushing through the learning curve to master something? If […]