The Writer’s Wheel 5/31/2020: Lessons in Life Traci Kenworth

The Writer’s Wheel 5/31/2020: Lessons in Life Loleta Abi Never think you have nothing to say. You do. You’ve walked a different road, lived a different life than all other humans. Therefore, you have your story to tell. And I have mine. To Begin. Make a commitment. Challenge fate. Learn all that you can to […]

The Book Corner 5/28/2020 : What I’m Reading Loleta Abi

I’m reading Lobizona by Romina Garber, All Scot and Bothered by Kerrigan Byrne, When ‘You Wish Upon a Rogue by Anna Bennett, Gone with the Rogue by Amelia Grey, Tales of the Titans by Rich DiSilvo, 5 Secrets of Story Structure by K.M. Weiland, Marketing for Writers Who Hate Marketing by James Scott Bell, The […]

Three Links 5/2/2020 Loleta Abi

Three Links 4/25/2020 Loleta Abi Writing: 1. https://killzoneblog.com/2020/04/focusing-on-the-writing.html “t’s okay to be distracted, to flounder about. Writing less is acceptable. For me, I find the following techniques helpful. I’ve used them when coming back from vacations, when it takes a while to find my writing groove, and they work as well for me in these crazy times. […]

Three Links 4/24/2020 Loleta Abi

Three Links 4/26/2020 Loleta Abi Writing: 1. https://jamigold.com/2020/04/how-do-we-use-sequels-with-our-scenes/ “In various posts here, we’ve explored how many concepts in writing don’t quite match the general understanding of a word or phrase. That’s why I start many posts with basic definitions to ensure we’re all on the same page. But of the many words with confusing meanings […]

Three Links 4/19/2020 Loleta Abi

This is late because I’ve been down with a sinus infection/stiff neck/headache combination. I apologize for the lack of links. Three Links 4/16/2020 Loleta Abi Writing: 1. https://annerallen.com/2020/04/social-media-executor/ “We’re living through a time when we’re forced to face something our culture prefers to ignore: our own mortality. We’re discovering, to paraphrase Emily Dickinson, that although […]

Three Links 3/26/2020 Loleta Abi

Three Links 3/26/2020 Loleta Abi Writing: 1. https://awriterofhistory.com/2020/03/21/reflections-on-writing-historical-fiction-stephanie-dray/ “Many of you will know New York Times bestselling author Stephanie Dray from her wonderfully crafted novels My Dear Hamilton and America’s First Daughter, both written with Laura Kamoie. She has also written a series set in ancient Egypt and three novels cowritten with author groups. Today, Stephanie reflects on her career writing […]

The Book Corner 3/26/2020 Loleta Abi

The Book Corner 3/26/2020: What I’m Reading Loleta Abi This is what I’m reading in non-YA this week: Tidal by Amanda Hocking, Christian Horror by Mike Duran, 5 Secrets of Story Structure by K.M. Weiland, In the Company of Women by Grace Bonney, Layer Your Novel by C.S. Lakin, The Vine Witch by Luanne G. […]

The Book Corner 3/18/2020 Loleta Abi

The Book Corner 3/19/2020: May McGoldrick’s The Highland Sword Loleta Abi The Highland Sword by May McGoldrick. St. Martin’s Paperbacks. Mar. 31, 2020. Netgalley. Amazon’s blurb: Scottish pride, persuasion, and passion—this is Highland romance at its breathtaking best. From USA Today bestselling author May McGoldrick comes Highland Sword, the third book in the Royal Highlander series. A VOW FOR VENGEANCEFleeing […]

Three Links 3/12/2020 Loleta Abi

Three Links #/12/2020 Loleta Abi Writing: 1. https://nailyournovel.wordpress.com/2020/03/10/your-first-pages-5-more-book-openings-critiqued-by-a-literary-agent-and-me-at-litopia/ 2. https://jamigold.com/2020/03/story-pacing-how-can-we-ensure-our-pacing-is-good/ “It’s time for another one of my guest posts over at Angela Ackerman and Becca Puglisi’s Writers Helping Writers site. As one of their Resident Writing Coaches, I’ve previously shared:” 3. http://booksbywomen.org/to-self-publish-or-not-to-self-publish-that-is-the-question/ “ Research & Fun Bits: 1. Dear Don… Thought you might like to see what […]