Writerly Things 2/10/2020: 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 […]

Five Links 2/7/2020 Traci Kenworth


Five Links 2/8/2020 Traci Kenworth Writing: 1. https://killzoneblog.com/2020/02/the-curse-of-expository-dialogue.html “There are times when I need ten minutes of The Three Stooges. You know what I’m talking about. You’ve spent a long day writing some tough pages. Or you were bottled up in your cubicle at work, untangling your boss’s mess. Or maybe you were caught up […]

Book Talk 2/7/2020: What I'm Reading in YA Traci Kenworth


Book Talk 2/7/2020: What I’m Reading in YA Traci Kenworth Nefertiti’s Curse (a House of Night novella) by P.C. Cast and Kristen Cast, Bloodwitch by Susan Dennard, Sightwitch by Susan Dennard, The Book of Dust by Phillip Pullman, How to Write a Children’s Book from the Institute of Children’s Literature, The Vine Witch by Luanne […]

Writerly Things 2/2/2020: Reaffirming Goals Traci Kenworth


Writerly Things 2/3/2020: Reaffirming Goals Traci Kenworth Okay, so it’s February and some time’s slipped through your fingers in regards to your goals. That’s okay! It’s fine! You can always reaffirm your goals at any time. I like to take stock on things when Feb. hits to see how I’m doing. Faith. I’ve been trying […]

Writerly Things 1/27/2020: How to Frequent the Bookstore (When You're an Author in Hiding) Traci Kenworth


Writerly Things 1/27/2020: How to Frequent a Bookstore When You’re an Author in Hiding Traci Kenworth Recently, I visited a mall bookstore and it got me wondering: how do other authors experience the bookstore when they’re an unknown? Do you keep you head down, minding your own business? Does the smell and the texture of […]

Five Links 1/25/2020 Traci Kenworth


Five Links 1/25/2020 Traci Kenworth Writing: 1. https://killzoneblog.com/2020/01/on-cheating.html “Today is a “need to vent” post. Indulge me. As you’ve no doubt heard by now, my Dodgers, who have not won a World Series since 1988, were cheated out of the 2017 series by the Houston Astros. It was a seven-game series, mind you, so any […]

Writerly Things 1/ 20/2020: Finding Balance Traci Kenworth


Writerly Things 1/20/2020: Finding Balance Traci Kenworth           I know it seems like everyone is telling you to write, write, write all the time, every day. That’s not what balance is about. Balance is about finding a way to make the things you do and the people you care about mingle together in harmony. Let’s […]