Three Links 8/8/2020 Loleta Abi

Three Links 87/2020 Loleta Abi Writing: 1. “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 […]

The Writer’s Wheel 4/19/2020 Loleta Abi

The Writer’s Wheel 4/19/2020: When Rust Creeps into the Gears Loleta Abi Some of us were writing right along and then the coronavirus hit. We hit a snag in our plans. And a bit of rust got on the gears while we tried to weather the storm. However, whenever you’re ready, you might have to […]

Three Links 4/9/2020 Loleta Abi

Three Links 4/10/2020 Loleta Abi Writing: 1. “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 4/2/2020 Loleta Abi

Three Links 4/3/2020 Loleta Abi Writing: 1. “You’ve kinda/sorta finished your book/first draft/whachamacallit. In drastic cases, it could even be an outline that’s gone off the rails and landed in a ditch. But.” Oh, those “buts.” Don’t give into them. Carry on! 2. “A few years ago, Marcy Kennedy guest posted here to […]

Three Links 3/19/2020 Loleta Abi

Three Links 3/19/2020 Loleta Abi Writing: 1. “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 […]