Writerly Things 2/25/2020: Hearing "No" isn't a Problem, Hearing "Yes" is. Or rather, the Yes is Hard to Come by. Traci Kenworth


Writerly Things 2/10/2020: Hearing “No” isn’t a Problem, Hearing a “Yes” is. Traci Kenworth We hear “No” so often as writers and as people in general that it’s not a problem. Meaning, we’re accustomed to no. It’s the “Yes,” that we don’t hear enough. Especially, as writers. No in Everyday Instances. Trying to get a […]

Book Talk 2/25/2020 Traci Kenworth


Book Talk 2/14/2020: Mike Anka’s Dark Alley Traci Kenworth Dark Alley by Mike Anka. YA Drama. Austin Macauley Books Nov. 29, 2019. Netgalley. Amazon’s Blurb: Dramatic circumstances bring together two people, and there is a spark between them. She is fourteen, homeless, smart, wild, and alive. Meanwhile, he is forty, a veteran, straight and slim, […]

Writerly Things 2/23/2020: Editing Lists Traci Kenworth


Writerly Things 2/24/2020: Editing Lists Traci Kenworth After you make it through the first couple months of a new year (or decade), you start to lose track of your intentions for the year if you’re like me. It’s rush, rush to get through the holidays and then you begin to realize HOW many holidays there […]

Five Links 2/15/2020 Traci Kenworth


Five Links 2/15/2020 Traci Kenworth Writing: 1. https://litreactor.com/interviews/blood-in-the-gears-paul-tremblay-on-the-craft-of-writing “What is something you know now about writing novels that you wish you’d known when you first started out? I started writing short stories, so I slowly transitioned into novels eventually. My first few attempts were failed attempts. And what made that transition difficult was the realization […]

Writerly Things 2/23/2020 Traci Kenworth


Writerly Things 2/17/2020: Sticking to the Truth Traci Kenworth “The job of fiction,” Stephen King says, “Is to find the truth within the lies.” What does this mean? What “truth?” What “lies?”         The Story. Everyone has a story to tell. Even though some elements may be similar, your story will not be like anyone […]

Book Talk 2/21/2020 P.C. Cast's & Kristen Cast's House of Night Series: Neferet's Curse Traci Kenworth


Book Talk: P.C. Cast’s & Kristin Cast’s House of Night series: Neferet’s Curse Traci Kenworth Neferet’s Curse by P.C. Cast & Kristin Cast. St. Martin’s Griffin Feb. 19.2013. Amazon’s blurb: The White City, 1893: In turn-of-the-century Chicago, with the World’s Fair bringing bustle and excitement to her home city, sixteen-year-old Emily Wheiler should be reveling in […]