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 […]
I will start reading an adult debut by Leigh Bardugo, Ninth House. Also, Netgalley put out their own app to read by so I’ll be going back to my shelf there as well. Some have expired but I picked out a few new ones. However, I will for the time, give priority to those I’ve […]
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” […]
New reads this week include: Tales of the Titans by Rich DiSilvo, and The Grinders by Craig S. Boyack. Enjoy your weekend!
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 […]
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The Writer’s Wheel 7/19/2020: How Others Tend to Make You Feel Bad About Your Writing Loleta Abi Do others, meaning well, tend to make you feel bad about your writing? As if it’s just such a small thing. That it couldn’t possibly mean much to you. How do you push aside their unsupportiveness and keep […]
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 […]
Creating Character Arcs by K.M. Weiland, Writing Dark Stories by Rayne Hall, Of Blood and Bone by Nora Roberts, How to Write Short Stories and Use Them to Further Your Writing Career by James Scott Bell, We Have Always Lived in the Castle by Shirley Jackson, Horror Writing by Steve French, Confessions of a Prayer […]