Writerly Things 4/6/2020: Writing & Confinement Traci Kenworth


Writerly Things 4/6/2020: Confinement and the Writer Traci Kenworth We spend so much time practicing our craft, when we look up days could’ve gone by. If we’re not interacting with a spouse or kids even longer. So why is the confinement to our homes bothering us so much? When We’re Forced to do Something. Put […]

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 […]

Colleen’s Weekly 2020 Poetry Challenge 4/1/2020 A Didactic Cinquain and a Story.


Kitten Gray, white Playful, batting, curious Pawing at everything it encounters Tiny The tiny kitten inspected the flower in its crack on the sidewalk. It smelled—different. Not like the scents he was used to growing up on the streets. He pawed at the stem. It sprang back and forth. His whiskers twitched. This was odd. […]

Writerly Things 3/20/2020: Keeping it Steady Traci Kenworth


Writerly Things 3/30/2020: Keeping it Steady Traci Kenworth In these times of uncertainty, it’s good to keep things steady. You may be stuck at home, whether you’re working from home or unemployed, taking care of the kids, or at home from college. Whatever the situation, try to make the best of it. Try a Hobby. […]

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 […]

Writerly Things 3/23/2020: A Glimpse of the Normal Traci Kenworth


Writerly Things 3/23/2020: A Glimpse of the Normal Traci Kenworth Today, while out and about, I caught a glimpse of the normal. At least, what normal used to be. People being sensible with their grocery shopping. Their carts not overflowed. Their attitudes not belligerent and cross. They seemed as though they were hitting their stride […]

Writerly Things 3/16/2020: YA Writing Tips Traci Kenworth


Writerly Things 3/16/2020: YA Writing Tips Traci Kenworth Looking for some tips for YA writing? The following instances may help you especially when you’re stuck or facing that blank page and unsure of what to write about. Prompts. These seem to help YA writing a lot. In truth, ANY writing. Prompts give us something to […]