Three Links 8/28/2020 Loleta Abi

Three Links 8/28/2020 Loleta Abi Writing: 1. https://www.janefriedman.com/what-your-first-50-pages-reveals/?mc_cid=f90d3485da&mc_eid=b82e0dde1a “Is your manuscript ready to pitch, or does it still need work? It can be a maddening question to answer. Even for seasoned authors, the question of when a manuscript is ready to pitch can be a tough call. Leonardo da Vinci is credited as saying, “A […]

The Writer’s Wheel 6/28/2020: Pursuing Our Dreams Loleta Abi

The Writer’s Wheel 6/28/2020: Living to the Depths You Can Loleta Abi Do you wonder how far you can go through life? Have life and circumstances caused you to give up on your dreams? Taking a steady pace and pushing through the obstacles may work for you. How Far Can You Go? Whatever the dream, […]

Three Links 4/9/2020 Loleta Abi

Three Links 4/10/2020 Loleta Abi Writing: 1. https://writershelpingwriters.net/2020/04/conflict-thesaurus-entry-a-romantic-competitor/ “Conflict is very often the magic sauce for generating tension and turning a ho-hum story into one that rivets readers. As such, every scene should contain a struggle of some kind. Maybe it’s an internal tug-of-war having to do with difficult decisions, morals, or temptations. Or it […]

Three Links 3/19/2020 Loleta Abi

Three Links 3/19/2020 Loleta Abi Writing: 1. http://booksbywomen.org/why-do-some-characters-live-on-beyond-the-book/ “Why is it that some characters just don’t disappear?  The book is finished, the edits have been completed, the next work is in progress and yet… a particular character is still refusing to rest or retire or whatever it is that characters do when the writer has […]

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 […]

The Writer’s Wheel 2/23/2020: Eight Observations That Point to You Being a Writer Loleta Abi

The Writer’s Wheel 2/24/2020: Eight Observations that Point to You Being a Writer Loleta Abi Ever wonder if people can tell you’re a writer just from a casual glance at your person, home, vehicle, or purse? Check these out. Your Person. You stare off into space. Unless you’re in a senior center and do so, […]

The Writer’s Wheel 2/16/2020: How an Author Works Loleta Abi

The Writer’s Wheel 2/16/2020: How an Author Works Loleta Abi This should actually be titled “How I Write,” but for the purposes here, we’ll generalize things. A lot of people out there want to be writers. This is a glimpse into the work at hand and what it takes (out of your day & you) […]

Three Links 12/6/19 Loleta Abi

Three Links 12/6/19 Loleta Abi Writing: 1. https://www.janefriedman.com/vivid-characters/ “Today’s post is by regular contributor Peter Selgin, the award-winning author of Your First Page. He offers first-page critiques to show just how much useful critical commentary and helpful feedback can be extracted from a single page—the first page—of a work-in-progress.” 2. https://stevelaube.com/never-burn-a-bridge/ “Ours is a small industry, and […]

Three Links Loleta Abi

Three Links Loleta Abi Writing: 1. https://www.janefriedman.com/story-blowing-smoke/ “Today’s post is by regular contributor Peter Selgin, the award-winning author of Your First Page. He offers first-page critiques to show just how much useful critical commentary and helpful feedback can be extracted from a single page—the first page—of a work-in-progress.” 2. https://www.helpingwritersbecomeauthors.com/how-to-choose-the-right-antagonist-for-any-type-of-story/ “Here’s how to choose the right antagonist […]