Five Links Loleta Abi

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Five Links…2/8/19

Loleta Abi


  1. “Your fingers hurt. Your eyes burn. You haven’t had anything to drink except coffee for the past few days, weeks, year. You are pretty sure you haven’t slept a full night without dreaming about characters and plot lines.”
  2. “”

3. “The holiday season is well and truly over and bank balances around the world are diminished, but our appetites for books and stories are as abundant as ever. Lucky for you, I’ve compiled a list of places you can read and listen to books for free. Legally!”

4. “I’m trying really hard to remain positive and find the patience to get through various events in my life.  Of course, this had me thinking about patience.  At least, I assume so because I only had the word written down as a post topic for today.  Not sure if I planned a poem, humor, or something specific.  It’s written with confidence, which means I really wanted to use it as a topic.  So . . . where to go with this?  Well, what things do we tend to get impatient with”

5. “Hi, SEers! It’s time for another Mae Day on Story Empire.  I’m going to preface this post by saying I’m not an editor or expert, but I do make an effort to write tight when composing. Part of that involves eliminating filler words such as that, just, really, very, slightly, andonly among others. Most writers know to scour their manuscript and weed out fillers. But how else can you write tight?”

Research & Fun Bits:

  1. “When I tell people–anyone, but especially writers–that I get to live abroad for free while I write, and that, when I live in the US, I get to have free accommodations whenever I travel FOR LIFE, they immediately turn into John Mulaney: SAY MORE RIGHT NOW.”
  2. “Welcome to New Moon Blessings for February 2019! We are about to write our NEW MOON checks and this is your reminder. The NEW MOON for February is the 4th, so on the 4th or the 5th, write your Law of Abundance check. How do you do that? What would that look like? I have an example right here:”

3.           bargained-for/ “Most of us, if asked, would say that we wouldn’t commit a   crime, or abet one. And, yet, sometimes people do get drawn into a crime plot, even if they aren’t aware at first of what’s happening. It might something as simple as dropping off a package for an acquaintance, but even something that innocuous can lead to a crime.”

4. “To say that my New Year’s post is a little late would be an understatement. It’s already February, and I’ve yet to write a blog post this year (aside from having a guest, C. S. Boyack and a reblog of Mae Clair’s post about her latest release).”


Teaser Fiction & Poetry:

  1. “Mike screwed his eyes shut.

“More gravy than grave, more gravy than grave,” he chanted to himself. He was not prepared to accept what his eyes appeared to be telling him. He opened his eyes and was not surprised to find that the eye was still there, staring out across the garage.”

All my life I have tried to outrun the devil.

He is always a step ahead, waiting around the next”

Book Reviews, Releases, Cover Reveals, and Author Interviews:

  1. “Anne Goodwin loves fiction for the freedom to contradict herself and has been scribbling stories ever since she could hold a pencil. During her career as an NHS clinical psychologist her focus was on helping other people tell their neglected stories to themselves. Now that her short fiction publication count has overtaken her age, her ambition is to write and publish enough novels to match her shoe size. Her debut novel, Sugar and Snails, was published in July 2015 by Inspired Quill and shortlisted for the 2016 Polari First Book Prize. Her second novel, Underneath, was published in May 2017.”
  2. “I began writing history via my involvement in a Healthy Walking Initiative. Plans were being made on designing routes to encourage local people to walk around the city, but when I asked why they would do so, was met with blank faces. so I started researching places and events that happened there, which led to self-publishing several walking guides and my output continued from there. I enjoy designing my own books as it provides a break from the constant arrangement of words, and it helps give me some insight into what I am writing.” 
  3. “Gina Gallo is a mob goddaughter who doesn’t want to be one. She’s left her loopy family behind to elope with Pete to Vegas. Except that eloping may be a mortal sin in an Italian family. Between that and some weird deliveries and suitors, Gina’s nerves are frayed. Vegas is full of great acts, but one impersonation is real: Gina has a crime-committing double whose activities are making Gina front-page news. Gina has to track down this fiendish fraud before the police catch up with her. And, of course, cousin Nico is along for the ride.”
  4. “Newsy newsy newwwwws, exchanging glances. Er, ahem, what I mean is, hey! It’s Friday and I’ve got some news nibblings for you, if you care to have ’em.

The note is key. Hey, who’s the keynote speaker this year at DFWCon? *receives message* Oh hey, it’s me! June 22-23, I’ll be there, giving my dubious untruths about the writing life. Hope to see you there.”

20 responses to “Five Links Loleta Abi”

  1. Thanks for sharing the link to Robert’s poem and photo. Much appreciated. 🙂 Have a wonderful weekend!

    1. You’re welcome, D.! You too! And thank you!

  2. Thank you for sharing! I hope people continue to follow every month!

    1. You’re welcome, Annette! I hope so too, I’ve dropped in the last few months but I hope it steadies out.

  3. Thank you very kindly for sharing my Story Empire post!

    1. You’re welcome, Sally! Mega hugs!

  4. Huge hugs for the links and the share. I hope you are on the mend, now. ❤

    1. You’re welcome, Colleen! Somewhat but I have to schedule a second surgery after I see the dr. this week, if I can get there with weather and all.

      1. Fingers crossed for you Traci. 😘❤️

      2. Thank you so much, Lady!

  5. Many thanks for sharing, Traci. Mega hugs!

    1. You’re welcome, Teagan! Mega hugs back!

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