Writing Links 5/1/17

Where Genres Collide Traci Kenworth YA Author

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Writing Links…5/1/17

Traci Kenworth

Fantasy/Dystopian/UF/Paranormal/SF:

  1. https://fantasyhandbook.wordpress.com/2017/04/25/your-pile-of-failures/ Failures lead to success.
  2. http://www.fantasybookcafe.com/2017/04/women-in-sff-month-nisi-shawl/ Aging characters. Still important.

MG/YA:

  1. http://avajae.blogspot.com/2017/04/vlog-how-to-write-fights.html Suggestions and where to look to find what you need.
  2. https://killzoneblog.com/2017/04/defining-success-for-writers.html Why we write: the readers!

Romance/Women’s Fiction:

Christian:

  1. https://stevelaube.com/five-lessons-road-publication/ When you reach the end, prayer is valuable.
  2. http://www.novelrocket.com/2017/04/5-tips-for-sparking-creativity.html Don’t go it alone.
  3. https://stevelaube.com/choosing-words-wisely-part-1/ Could vocabulary be the reason for the decline in reading?
  4. http://www.booksandsuch.com/blog/tools-writing-trade/ Your own space. I now have an “office” view, lol. I made a little division in one room and I’m right next to the window, so I can glance out when I want. There is a curtain to it though, and I keep my back to it so I can focus but if I turn my chair just right: I see pretty countryside.

Historicals:

  1. http://awriterofhistory.com/2017/04/25/what-makes-historical-fiction-tick-with-donna-russo-morin/ There’s a line between enough description and too much.
  2. http://englishhistoryauthors.blogspot.com/2017/04/the-commons-decides-strafford-must-die.html Politics?

Scary:

  1. http://www.thisishorror.co.uk/tih-144-j-s-breukelaar-on-ghosts-american-monster-and-story-mistakes/ Lessons learned writing American Monster.

Mystery/Thrillers/Suspense:

  1. http://annerallen.com/how-not-start-your-novel-6-no-nos/ A lot of…

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Weekly Writing Prompt #87

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Weekly Writing Challenge
Poetry and/or Flash Fiction
May 1st – #87

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(5) Words: | BRAVE | RUSH | RAVE | WALK | INNER |

*A brilliant idea has been brought to my attention regarding the (5) word prompt. Please feel free to substitute any of the words with a synonym.🎈 🎭 ✨

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Poetry Suggestions
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Haiku (5 – 7 – 5)
Tanka (5 – 7 – 5 – 7 – 7)
Shadorma (3 – 5 – 3 – 3 – 7 – 5)
6 lines – no rhymes – multiple stanzas [your choice] – just follow meter
Villanelle (19 line poem[no word limit]–2 repeating rhymes & 2 refrains)… Excellent example is Dylan Thomas’s “Do not go gentle into that good night”
Nonet (9 – 8 – 7 – 6 – 5 – 4 – 3 – 2 – 1) progression downward of syllables
Cinquain (2 – 4…

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New Books in May

Duke University Press News

Here in Durham, we’re in the middle of warm spring weather perfect for reading outside in the sunshine. Add some of these upcoming May reads to your own reading list, and don’t forget that you can save up to 50% on in-stock titles through May 10! (Read the fine print of our sale here.)

978-0-8223-6349-1In I Love My Selfie noted cultural critic Ilan Stavans explores the selfie’s historical and cultural roots by discussing everything from Greek mythology and Shakespeare to Andy Warhol, James Franco, and Pope Francis. This collaboration includes a portfolio of fifty autoportraits by the artist ADÁL; he and Stavans use them as a way to question the notion of the self and to engage with artists, celebrities, technology, identity, and politics.

Through essays analyzing the photography of luminaries such as Cindy Sherman, Robert Mapplethorpe, and Susan Meiselas, pioneering feminist art critic Abigail Solomon-Godeau, in Photography after…

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