Writerly Things 7/22/19: Tips to a Fresh Horror Novel Traci Kenworth Don’t Invite Clichés. You know them when you seem them. The same old tried and long dead creatures that never change as they climb from the coffin; run through the hills, shirt flapping; attack tomb raiders, bandages unravelling to a gristly sight; or knock […]
Seven Links…7/20/19 Traci Kenworth Writing: 1. https://killzoneblog.com/2019/07/22007.html “The other day I did an incomprehensible, dreadful, noxious, scandalous thing—something so shocking to the conscience that it threatens the gossamer social fabric that tenuously binds us together as a people and a nation. I left the house without my phone. I know, I know! But hear me, […]
Writerly Things…7/15/19: Affording the Dream Traci Kenworth Previous View on Things. I used to think I couldn’t afford writing. More importantly, editing. Thankfully, I found someone willing to work with me. Not that I’m not going to take a shot at the traditional field still. I don’t want to regret not doing so, someday. If […]
Seven Links…7/13/19 Traci Kenworth Writing: 1. https://killzoneblog.com/2019/07/22029.html “And so it ends, after 67 years. One of the great American institutions, Mad Magazine, is closing up shop. Gone but not forgotten will be the famous Mad mascot, Alfred E. Neuman, whose mysterious background is discussed here. So popular was he that he occasionally ran for president, with the slogan: “You could […]
Writerly Things…7/8/19: Do YA Readers Prefer eBooks or Print? Traci Kenworth Question for all you YA readers out there: do you prefer eBooks or print? Or do you read both? Have a great week, take care, and God bless!
Seven Links…7/6/19 Traci Kenworth Writing: 1. https://killzoneblog.com/2019/06/let-no-good-tension-go-unstretched.html “One of my great movie-going experiences was watching Psycho in high school in an auditorium during a storm. The place was packed. The mood was right. And at various points in the film people in the audience screamed their heads off, which greatly added to the atmosphere. I’m glad my […]
roses Writerly Things…7/1/19: Should You Leave a Message Out of YA? Traci Kenworth Don’t Preach. First off, YA readers don’t like to be slammed with a message. That’s not to say you can’t have a theme in your story but don’t hit someone over the head with it. Keep it quiet. Keep it gentle. Be […]