Friday, May 16, 2014

Friday Links -- Volume 30

Another week.  Another weekend. You gotta love the way that works.

Before I give you this week's links, I have two other announcements to make.  First, Melissa Maygrove's debut novel, Come Back, released this week.  Congratulations, Melissa.  Check out the blurb below.

Second, Cherie Colyer's book, Challenging Destiny, is free for download until the 17th. Don't miss this opportunity to grab it!

Enjoy the links!

How Can We Show a Character's Internal Journey?

The No-Stress Way To Create Your Story’s Logline

The Why's, When's, and What-Not's for Opening a Story

Should Secondary Characters Change?

Prologues: Not as Evil as You Think

How a Good TV Show Can Help You Write (and Edit) Your Novel - Part One

Melissa's book
Sometimes a single choice 
alters the course of a person's life 

Left behind by everyone she loves...
Rebecca Garvey had the promise of a California future dreams are made of, until the wagon train her family was traveling with left her behind. Now she’s slowly dying in the wilderness, abandoned and stripped of her self-worth. Once the shock of her desertion turns to embittered despair, she doesn’t want to be found. Then a handsome stranger challenges her convictions and changes her mind.

Headed for Texas, chased by the demons of his past...
Seth Emerson knows exactly what he wants. Working to save for a cattle ranch of his own keeps him busy and keeps his pain buried. Rescuing a stubborn woman from the hills of New Mexico Territory isn’t part of his plan—but she’s exactly what he needs.

Making greater sacrifices than either of them could foresee...
Seth and Rebecca set off on a risky journey and a quest for truth, each healing the other’s love-starved soul along the way. Will they give in to their growing attraction?  Or will they honor their commitments when Seth returns Rebecca to civilization... and her betrothed?
Come Back
by Melissa Maygrove
Western Historical Romance
Adult / New Adult
Available May 12th from Truelove Press

Buy Links:

Native Texan Melissa Maygrove is a wife, mother, nurse, freelance editor, and romance writer. When she's not busy caring for her tiny nursery patients or shuttling teenagers back and forth to after-school activities, she's hunched over her laptop, complicating the lives of her imaginary friends and playing matchmaker. Melissa loves books with unpretentious characters and unforgettable romance, and she strives to create those same kinds of stories for her readers.

Where to find Melissa...


  1. Thanks for posting about my book, Ken!

    I'm also hosting a giveaway thru the 19th.
    First prize is a $50 gift card!
    See my blog for details. :)

    1. Glad to be of help. Good luck with the book.

  2. HI, Ken,

    Nice to meet you. I'm dropping over from Melissa's blog...

    Really like your header pic!

    Congrats to Melissa... ALL the best to her!

    1. I knew when I found that picture of the castle I'd have to use it. It's perfect. Thanks for stopping by.

  3. Thanks for the mention. Off to check out the other links.

    Moody Writing

    1. I have to make a special effort to visit your site, since you were one of the first victims of my ongoing Feedburner problem. But your site is worth the extra effort.

  4. Thanks, Ken, I downloaded, tweeted, and Facebooked. By the way, I used your previous advice about letting the characters mention inconsistencies when I found one in a book I edited yesterday. Well, at least I told the author to do it. It's always the author's call. It was a character inconsistency, not as bad as a plot hole.

    1. There's so many things to worry about when writing a book. It's a never-ending process of learning.