Five Links 4/3/2020 Traci Kenworth


Five Links 4/4/2020 Traci Kenworth Writing: 1. https://killzoneblog.com/2020/03/lets-have-some-fun-2.html “Goodness knows, we need all the fun we can get right now. So in lieu of my usual craft column, I’m declaring today an official TKZ Fun Zone (TKZFZ). Let’s play a game. The name of the game is Less Interesting Books. You take a well known […]

Five Links 3/27/2020 Traci Kenworth


Five Links 3/27/2020 Traci Kenworth Writing: 1. https://writershelpingwriters.net/2020/03/conflict-thesaurus-bad-weather/ “Conflict is very often the magic sauce for generating tension and turning a ho-hum story into one that rivets readers. As such, every scene should contain a struggle of some kind. Maybe it’s an internal tug-of-war having to do with difficult decisions, morals, or temptations. Or it […]

Five Links 3/19/2020 Traci Kenworth


Five Links 3/20/2020 Traci Kenworth Writing: 1. https://killzoneblog.com/2020/03/dont-stress-over-things-you-cant-control.html “Sometimes I wake up in the middle of the night and my mind is abuzz. It could be that the Boys in the Basement are hard at work, and making a lot of noise. It might be that extra bit of spicy tuna I chomped at dinner. […]

Five Links 3/13/2020 Traci Kenworth


Five Links 3/13/2020 Traci Kenworth Writing: 1. https://killzoneblog.com/2020/03/scene-writing-is-where-the-fun-happens-2.html “We’ve had some good posts and comments about writing methods, grouped generally under the two broad headings of plotter/outliner and pantser. You can read the latest entries HERE and HERE. What I want to examine today is a bromide I often hear when this subject comes up. It issues from the pantsing side […]

Five Links 3/9/2020 Traci Kenworth


Five Links 11/23/19 Traci Kenworth Writing: 1. http://booksbywomen.org/step-away-from-your-comfort-zone-by-beverley-harvey/ “For the last month, my writing has stalled. Spectacularly. It’s not time, opportunity or commitment that I lack, it’s motivation and self-belief.  Like myriad writers, I am prone to introspection, anxiety and low self-esteem. No sympathy required here; I count myself lucky that I manage these personality […]

Five Links 3/06/2020 Traci Kenworth


Five Links 1/11/20 Traci Kenworth Writing: 1. https://writershelpingwriters.net/2020/01/capturing-an-unhappy-relationship-a-writers-roadmap/ “Relationships are a complicated beast, and if you write romance like me, then you’re wed (pun intended) to the HEA ending (happily ever after). But the reality is, we have a divorce rate of almost 1 in 2 marriages; so as much fun as it is to […]

Five Links 3/6/2020 Traci Kenworth


Five Links 3/6/2020 Traci Kenworth Writing: 1. https://killzoneblog.com/2020/03/whats-the-best-way-to-discover-your-story.html “Not many people know that the decades-long feud between the Hatfields and McCoys started at a writers conference. The head of the Hatfield clan was an outliner. McCoy was a pantser. They were on a panel together and things got heated. Then the shooting started. In those […]