Writerly Things 6/29/2020: How Important is Appearance with Your Characters? Traci Kenworth


Writerly Things 6/25/2020: How Important is Appearance in Characters? Traci Kenworth Do you take the usual path? Describing a character in details galore? Draw back just a little. What’s most important about them? What sets them apart from others? Is it Their Eyes? Stan is at the coffee corner table and sips his Dragon fruit […]

Five Links 6/27/2020 Traci Kenworth


Five Links 6/27/2020 Traci Kenworth Writing: 1. https://killzoneblog.com/2020/06/why-im-writing-40s-style-pulp.html “In the comments to last Tuesday’s post, Kris asked me about the series of pulp-style stories I’m doing for my Patreon community. It doesn’t take much prompting to get a writer to talk about his work, now does it? So here I go. My parents were friends with one […]

Colleen’s Weekly Tanka Poetry Challenge 6/24/2020: The Soldier and Story Traci Kenworth


“…Lives of great men all remind us   We can make our lives sublime,And, departing, leave behind us   Footprints on the sands of time…” Henry Wadsworth Longfellow The Soldier a manbroken, batteredwins valor on the fieldhe gives all, defends all gladlyhero Adam struggled to raise his head. He didn’t know how long it’d been since the bomb dropped. […]

Writerly Things 6/22/2020 Traci Kenworth


Writerly Things 6/22/2020: Does War Bring Out the Best in Our Characters? Traci Kenworth You’ve seem numerous battle scenes. Men and women walking toward their doom or into victory. The question is: does war bring out the best in our characters? Does It Make Them Stronger Individuals? For some perhaps. Others, it makes cowards of. […]

Happy Ten Year Blogversary to Where Genres Collide Traci Kenworth


It has been ten years since I started this blog. I’ve written off and on about writing and reading links, craft, and other subjects. I’ve enjoyed the journey and I continue to hope readers will find what I have to say relevant. Bestsellers in Games & Apps. Minecraft. Scary Teacher 3D. Toca Kitchen 2. Toca […]

Writerly Things 6/15/2020: Balancing Things Traci Kenworth


Writerly Things 6/15/2020: Things Out of Balance Traci Kenworth I’m not sure even how to begin what’s going on in our world right now. There’s the coronavirus. There’s peaceful protest. Then there are the violent and destructive portions. Not to mention the police officers who’ve been attacking black individuals out there. And then sadly, there’s […]

Book Talk 6/12/2020 Sarah J. Maas’s Crown of Midnight Traci Kenworth


Book Talk 6/12/2020: Sarah J. Maas’s Crown of Midnight Traci Kenworth Crown of Midnight by Sarah J. Maas A Throne of Glass Novel Bloomsbury August 2013. Amazon’s blurb: She is the greatest assassin her world has ever known.But where will her conscience, and her heart, lead her? After a year of hard labor in the […]