Wiing Links 5/8/17

Where Genres Collide Traci Kenworth YA Author & Book Blogger for all Genres as well as craft books


Writing Links…5/10/17

Traci Kenworth


  1. https://fantasyhandbook.wordpress.com/2017/05/02/why-all-the-present-tense/ Is present tense becoming a trend in genre fiction?
  2. https://colleenchesebro.com/2017/05/02/are-you-writing-effective-sentences-writing-forward/ Tips & techniques.
  3. https://saraletourneauwriter.com/2017/05/04/thursday-thoughtfulness-may-4-2017/ Unbridled joy.
  4. http://kriswrites.com/2017/05/03/business-musings-the-ideas-of-a-cold-fogged-brain-discoverability-again/ On branding.


  1. http://ingridsundberg.com/2017/05/01/trust-crazy-ideas/ Risk success or failure.

Romance/Women’s Fiction:

  1. https://www.rubyslipperedsisterhood.com/to-swag-or-not-to-swag-revisited/ Does swag sell your work?
  2. http://writersinthestormblog.com/2017/05/eight-easy-ways-for-your-characters-to-show-their-love/ Take a cue from real-life.
  3. https://colleenchesebro.com/2017/05/03/re-visioning-into-romance-by-p-c-zick/ Revision is a good thing.
  4. http://www.rubyslipperedsisterhood.com/re-launching-an-old-series/ Re-packaging an old series.
  5. http://romanceuniversity.org/2017/05/05/an-easy-way-to-create-conflict-in-your-novel-by-janice-hardy/ Need some suggestions on disagreements between characters.
  6. http://www.rubyslipperedsisterhood.com/wheres-the-beef/ Tips to bring the funny into your story.


  1. http://www.novelrocket.com/2017/04/let-gorillas-come.html Sometimes we have to face the darkness, to bring back the light.
  2. https://stevelaube.com/print-and-prejudice/ How do you prefer to read?


  1. https://awriterofhistory.com/2017/05/02/inside-historical-fiction-with-author-jennifer-robson/ A reader looks for a glimpse of a promise in historical fiction.


  1. http://www.thisishorror.co.uk/preview-su-001-the-texas-chain-saw-massacre-1974/ Here’s a sample of the new horror writer podcast.
  2. https://authorsteveboseley.wordpress.com/2017/05/02/3-ways-to-write-a-character-you-hate/ How to make things more personal.
  3. http://www.thisishorror.co.uk/tod-010-the-outer-dark-symposium-part-i-readings-by-selena-chambers-kristi-demeester-anya-martin-michael-wehunt-and-the-weird-novel-panel/ Have you heard about the weird novel? It’s getting more popular every day.
  4. http://www.thisishorror.co.uk/news-round-up-week-ending-5-may-2017/ Stranger Things to be weirder, more horror-oriented.
  5. http://www.thisishorror.co.uk/tih-145-j-s-breukelaar-on-aletheia-crystal-lake-publishing-and-teaching-creative-writing/ Recognizing…

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RonovanWrites #Weekly #Haiku #Poetry Prompt #Challenge #148 Fast&Plain


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Haiku Poetry Prompt Writing Challenge Useful Links.
Thesaurus: Fast, Plain.

Ronovan Writes Haiku Challenge Image 2016

The Guidelines are simple.

  1. Take the two words and write a Haiku. I use Haiku in Englishas my style, which is 5 syllables for the first line, 7 for the second, and 5 for the third, but you can use what you like. The link above has links within it to articles about how to write Haibun, Tanka, and even a new form I created called Freku. You can also do the 3/5/3 form if you likeinstead of the 5/7/5 that I usually use. Write, share, and have fun. For syllable help visit HowManySyllables.com. (You would be surprised at how many syllables some words actually have.)
  2. The two words can be used as you…

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Locomotion…Mundane Monday

a cooking pot and twisted tales

Mundane Monday challenge is created to find beauty in almost everything.

The challenge is simple. Find beauty in everyday mundane things, capture the beauty and upload the photographs.

Bicycle, Slippers, photograph, locomotion

When I saw the bicycle nicely tethered to the rail of the foot bridge and the slippers – sadly I didn’t see the owner – all that came to my mind was the word ‘locomotion.’

Assuming both items belong to the same person, he obviously wears the slippers to cycle on his bicycle from place to place, but he left both behind and probably wandered off barefoot. Who knows?

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Rosie’s #Bookreview Team #RBRT The Planck Factor by Debbi Mack #Thriller @debbimack

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Today’s team review is from Terry, she blogs here http://terrytylerbookreviews.blogspot.co.uk/

#RBRT Review Team

Terry has been reading The Planck Factor by Debbi Mack



3.5 out of 5 stars

This is a short book, a long novella.  It’s an unusual plot ~ student Jessica starts to write a thriller, then discovers that life is imitating art as she is swept into a cat and mouse chase involving mysterious men in vans, research into the possibility of making a bomb more powerful than a nuclear attack, truth seeker groups and murder.

I like Ms Mack’s writing style very much; it’s sharp, current and witty, and she has clearly drawn on her own experience to write Jessica, which was entertaining and amusing.  The book alternates between Jessica’s own story and that of the novel she is writing, which was only occasionally confusing; mostly, it works, and is nicely interspersed…

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