Writing Links…7/24/17

Enjoy a shed-load of writing links…

Where Genres Collide

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Writing Links…7/24/17

Traci Kenworth

Fantasy/Dystopian/UF/Paranormal/SF:

  1. http://storitorigrace.blogspot.com/2017/07/so-your-character-is-from-taiwan.html Is your character from Taiwan? Here’s some ideas.
  2. http://www.magicalwords.net/roundup/magical-words-link-roundup-7-18-2017/ Links for the week.
  3. https://fantasyhandbook.wordpress.com/2017/07/18/as-henry-miller-commands-part-8-dont-be-a-draught-horse/ Take joy in writing. I had to start writing my stories longhand to get past the block of a computer page. There’s something about having a pen in hand that makes those words flow!
  4. http://legendsofwindemere.com/2017/07/21/q-a-with-ichabod-brooks/ What’s the best way to a zombie out of a house?
  5. http://legendsofwindemere.com/2017/07/20/protecting-bedlam-now-its-personal-part-2/ Cassidy and Lloyd in trouble.
  6. http://www.magicalwords.net/roundup/magical-words-link-roundup-7-20-2017/

MG/YA:

  1. http://www.fromthemixedupfiles.com/2017/07/starred-review-kirkus-mean/ A prestige award.
  2. http://avajae.blogspot.com/2017/07/vlog-secret-to-writing.html The hard truth is: there is none. You just have to: play with the story until you get it down. Practice, practice, practice. Don’t give up.
  3. https://chasingthecrazies.wordpress.com/2017/07/18/pitchwars-2017-the-wishlist/ ALL YA categories of contemporary, historical, magic realism, and mystery and thriller.
  4. http://www.brenda-drake.com/2017/07/pitch-wars-uncomfortable-truth-mentor-liaison-joy-mccullough/ There are only so many slots. I know this. As do others. All we can do is put our best effort forward and know that no matter how things turn out…

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Eight Steps to Establishing Your Author Brand

If you’re working on building your brand as an author, here are several points you need to pay heed to…

Story Empire

Ciao, SEers. I’m just getting back into the groove after a long overdue trip back to the homeland. No, not Italy, although that’s on my bucket list. We went back to Pennsylvania to celebrate my daughter’s high school graduation with the extended family. A great time was had by all. We extended our trip, which put me even further behind, but it is worth it to see loved ones, even if we ran ourselves ragged.

Anyway…

Who are you?My series on creating a media kit seemed to be helpful to writers, so I thought I’d discuss something that coordinates with the media kit—author branding. Having worked for several years as a corporate identity specialist in my “real” job, those principles are transferrable and I want to give you a quick checklist that might help you out.

So, without further ado, here are eight steps to author branding cohesion.

1. You Are…

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Fragment Friday: Dystopian future for the UK edition.

The weekend is nearly here, thank goodness. It's been a crazy few weeks here in the UK. We have had two 'terror' attacks in quick succession, and today is a general election, where we get to vote for who we would like to run the country. We are also going through 'Brexit' - a named … Continue reading Fragment Friday: Dystopian future for the UK edition.

Emotional Beats Wins Its First Award

Add emotion to your writing with this award winning book…

Nicholas C. Rossis

Emotional Beats is a finalist in the 2017 Independent Press Awards | From the blog of Nicholas C. Rossis, author of science fiction, the Pearseus epic fantasy series and children's books

Emotional Beats | From the blog of Nicholas C. Rossis, author of science fiction, the Pearseus epic fantasy series and children's books Read for free with KU

I had some great news the other day: Emotional Beats: How to Easily Convert your Writing into Palpable Feelingsmy thesaurus of beats that convey emotions, was an award-winning finalist in the prestigious 2017 Independent Press Awards in the Writing and Publishing category!

The competition is judged by experts from all aspects of the book industry, including publishers, writers, editors, book cover designers and professional copywriters. They select award Winners and Distinguished Favorites based on overall excellence. In 2017, the IPA had worldwide participation, from London to Australia, to Portugal, to Hong Kong. “Independent publishing is alive and well, and continues to gain traction worldwide,” said awards sponsor Gabrielle Olczak.

You can check out the winners on the IPA website.

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3 Ways to Write a Character You Hate

never really thought about this…

A Writer's Path

by Kathryn

Now, when I say ‘characters you hate’, I don’t mean villains.

In fact, some of my favorite characters in pieces I’ve written and read have been villains.

What I mean when I say ‘characters you hate’, is the characters who are reprehensible pieces of crap who also (unfortunately) serve a significant purpose to the storyline.

It’s not easy to write them. That’s established.

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How to get your hands on 30k words of FREE fiction

For a long time, I've been offering a free story to readers as an incentive to join my email list. It has been chugging along, adding people here and there, but I felt like I wanted to offer something more. Something different. But what? Two stories? I'm not sure if I can sell myself on … Continue reading How to get your hands on 30k words of FREE fiction