The Book Corner 8/13/2020 C.S. Lakin’s Crank it Out Loleta Abi

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 Loleta Abi

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. […]

The Writer’s Wheel 8/2/2020: What a Reader Learns from Books Loleta Abi

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 […]

The Writer’s Wheel 7/26/2020 Loleta Abi

The Writer’s Wheel 7/22/2020: Holding Each Other Accountable Loleta Abi It’s become popular in the world to just do as you please without any consequences. Living like that is like living as children. Any tantrum might get us what we want but unless we learn a lesson from our actions, we’re not doing ourselves any […]

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 […]

The Book Corner 7/16/2020: What I’m Reading Loleta Abi

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 […]