Book Review: Rules for Engaging an Earl by Janna McGregor by Traci Kenworth

Book Review: Rules for Engaging the Earl by Janna McGregor Review by Traci Kenworth Get ready for lost wills, broody dukes, and scorching hot kissing all over London in Rules for Engaging the Earl by Janna MacGregor. Constance Lysander needs a husband. Or, so society says. She’s about to give birth to her late husband’s child―a man […]

Everything Has to Change in a Small Town by Loleta Abi

Everything Has to Change in a Small Town Traci Kenworth When I was little, I thought the world was constant. That I’d always live in the small century town that I grew up in Ohio. As I aged, the need to get out and explore other places dawned in me. I went away for college. […]

Celebrating the Holidays in a Century Village by Traci Kenworth

Celebrating the Holidays in A Century Village Traci Kenworth Celebrating the holidays in a century village can be quite unique. From the train ride with Santa that takes children around the circular park and back to the log cabin. Yes, log cabin. That’s where our maple syrup is made and distributed in Spring through Fall. […]

Three Links 10/17/2020 Loleta Abi

Three Links 10/16/2020 Loleta Abi Writing: 1. https://annerallen.com/2020/10/use-a-characters-career-to-support-your-storys-theme/ “Successful stories are often ones whose elements are employed subtly. You may not be able to say exactly why they work, and as a reader, you probably don’t care; you just like the feeling of rightness that settles in as you read. Theme is one of those important elements that […]

Three Links 10/10/2020 Loleta Abi

Three Links 10/9/2020 Loleta Abi Writing: 1. https://stevelaube.com/how-do-i-know-it-is-ready-to-submit/ “As an agency, we don’t represent articles, so I’ll confine my remarks to books. The best way to see if your book is ready to be submitted is to write the book proposal. I wrote a series about this on our blog. Here is the link:https://stevelaube.com/category/book-proposal-basics. As […]

Writing Links…7/30/14

    Romance:  http://writersinthestormblog.com/2014/07/lets-get-down-to-it-writing-the-sex-scene/   Historicals/Westerns: http://englishhistoryauthors.blogspot.com/2014/07/barlings-abbey-by-elizabeth-ashworth.html http://englishhistoryauthors.blogspot.com/2014/07/a-sinuous-and-deadly-beauty-pattern.html?utm_source=feedburner&utm_medium=email&utm_campaign=Feed%3A+blogspot%2FwTZYl+%28English+Historical+Fiction+Authors%29 http://englishhistoryauthors.blogspot.com/2014/07/and-so-to-bed.html?utm_source=feedburner&utm_medium=email&utm_campaign=Feed%3A+blogspot%2FwTZYl+%28English+Historical+Fiction+Authors%29 http://www.writersdigest.com/editor-blogs/guide-to-literary-agents/writing-historical-fiction-based-on-a-family-story http://embracingromance.com/2014/06/20/the-deconstructed-regency-romancewhat-does-it-take-to-create-a-regency-romance/   SF/Fantasy/Time-Travel: http://www.brainpickings.org/index.php/2014/07/16/ray-bradbury-work-failure-love/ http://killzoneauthors.blogspot.com/2014/07/a-horrible-thing-i-saw-other-day.html#.U9TlpvldXPo http://fantasy-schmantasy.blogspot.com/   Mystery/Suspense/Thrillers: http://writeitforward.wordpress.com/2014/07/25/survival-friday-field-expedient-direction-finding/ http://thewritelife.com/writing-action-scenes/ http://www.bbc.com/news/entertainment-arts-28376126 http://margotkinberg.wordpress.com/2014/07/23/shes-a-highly-specialized-key-component-of-operational-unity/   Christian: http://www.novelrocket.com/2014/07/hey-someone-put-facts-in-my-fiction.html http://thewriteconversation.blogspot.com/2014/07/indie-tuesday-getting-in-write-zone.html http://www.booksandsuch.com/blog/watch-writing-ruts/?utm_source=feedburner&utm_medium=email&utm_campaign=Feed%3A+booksandsuch%2FzNoF+%28Books+and+Such+Blog-+Between+the+Lines%29 http://www.novelrocket.com/   NA/YA: http://yatopia.blogspot.com/ http://www.adventuresinyapublishing.com/2014/07/confessions-of-serial-novelist-part-2.html?showComment=1406331539475#c3782079662773951498 http://www.brenda-drake.com/2014/07/july-workshop-pitch-wars-mentors-renee-ahdieh-rebecca-yarros/ http://www.cherylreif.com/2014/06/20/why-transmedia-storytelling-engages-readers-reason-3/?utm_source=feedly&utm_reader=feedly&utm_medium=rss&utm_campaign=why-transmedia-storytelling-engages-readers-reason-3 http://www.adventuresinyapublishing.com/2014/07/editor-aubrey-poole-from-sourcebooks-on.html?utm_source=feedburner&utm_medium=email&utm_campaign=Feed%3A+blogspot%2Fkidlit+%28Adventures+in+YA+Publishing%29   Craft: http://www.thepassivevoice.com/ http://www.livewritethrive.com/2014/07/23/secondary-characters-with-their-own-needs/ http://www.publishingcrawl.com/2014/07/23/are-your-scenes-causing-an-effect/ http://operationawesome6.blogspot.com/2014/07/whats-your-story-about-exploring-theme.html http://www.advicetowriters.com/home/2014/7/25/diana-athills-3-rules-for-fiction.html http://thewriteconversation.blogspot.com/2014/07/social-media-imagean-opener-of-doors.html http://www.publishing-hub.com/2014/07/editors-eyes-straight-talk-on-social.html http://booksbywomen.org/effects-hormones-creative-process-secret-ingredientby-sarita-fae-jarmack/ http://thewriteconversation.blogspot.com/2014/07/remind-yourself-of-these-things-every.html?utm_source=feedburner&utm_medium=email&utm_campaign=Feed%3A+TheWriteConversation+%28The+Write+Conversation%29 http://www.trainingauthors.com/book-marketing-videos-interview-katie-davis/ http://annegoodwin.weebly.com/annecdotal/5-tips-for-writing-a-powerful-short-story-by-shelley-weiner http://www.jungleredwriters.com/2014/06/im-being-stalked-by-serial-comma-5.html http://www.nownovel.com/blog/first-drafts-shouldnt/ http://www.helpingwritersbecomeauthors.com/2014/07/negative-character-arc-3.html http://elizabethspanncraig.com/2311/resources-writers-industry-news/#comment-26392 http://scwrite.blogspot.com/2014/07/6-things-i-learned-from-hosting-contests.html http://www.nownovel.com/blog/rise-book-blog-tours/?utm_source=Now+Novel&utm_campaign=820771f363-blog_mail_july_24_20147_22_2014&utm_medium=email&utm_term=0_3ca58c8841-820771f363-56893549   […]

Three Links 8/23/2020 Loleta Abi

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 […]

Three Links 8/8/2020 Loleta Abi

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 […]

Three Links 7/25/2020 Loleta Abi

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 […]

Three Links 7/18/2020 Loleta Abi

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 […]