Writerly Things 6/29/2020: How Important is Appearance with Your Characters? Traci Kenworth


Writerly Things 6/25/2020: How Important is Appearance in Characters? Traci Kenworth Do you take the usual path? Describing a character in details galore? Draw back just a little. What’s most important about them? What sets them apart from others? Is it Their Eyes? Stan is at the coffee corner table and sips his Dragon fruit […]

Five Links 6/27/2020 Traci Kenworth


Five Links 6/27/2020 Traci Kenworth Writing: 1. https://killzoneblog.com/2020/06/why-im-writing-40s-style-pulp.html “In the comments to last Tuesday’s post, Kris asked me about the series of pulp-style stories I’m doing for my Patreon community. It doesn’t take much prompting to get a writer to talk about his work, now does it? So here I go. My parents were friends with one […]

Writerly Things 6/22/2020 Traci Kenworth


Writerly Things 6/22/2020: Does War Bring Out the Best in Our Characters? Traci Kenworth You’ve seem numerous battle scenes. Men and women walking toward their doom or into victory. The question is: does war bring out the best in our characters? Does It Make Them Stronger Individuals? For some perhaps. Others, it makes cowards of. […]

Writerly Things 6/8/2020: Your Hand Upon This Door Traci Kenworth


Writerly Things 6/8/2020: Your Hand Upon This Door Traci Kenworth Since I was young, I’ve always had the vision of the world’s people as one. That’s why I try to write stories with diverse populations. We can always walk toward a better world, a better option. Peace for women and men. Since the beginning of […]

Writerly Things 5/31/2020: The End Point Traci Kenworth


Writerly Things 6/1/2020: The Ending Point Traci Kenworth Do you have an end point to your story? In other words, a theme? Friendship costs. Love wins. Death waits for all men. However, you toss the coin, the message is there. It might be subtle. It might be loud and clear. Hopefully, we learn something. Challenge. […]

Five Links 5/30/2020 Traci Kenworth


 Five Links 5/30/2020 Traci Kenworth Writing: 1. https://stevelaube.com/beating-writers-block/ “Some writers scoff at the idea of “writer’s block”—that moment when the writer’s brain seems to freeze and the flow of words seems to have turned off like a faucet. Others swear that it’s a real thing, the bane of the writing life. I tend to think […]

Book Talk 5/29/2020: What I’m Reading in YA Traci Kenworth


I’m reading A Heart so Fierce and Broken by Brigid Kemmerer, Crown of Midnight by Sarah J. Maas, Where There Be Humans by Rebekah L. Purdy, A36 by Teri Polen, Through the Nethergate by Robbie Cheadle, The Girl from the Well by Rin Chupeco, Sightwitch by Susan Dennard, The Book of Dust by Philip Pullman, […]

Writerly Things 5/25/2020: How Chores are Like Writing Traci Kenworth


Writerly Things 5/25/2020: How Chores are Like Writing Traci Kenworth Everyday, we do things we like to and things we don’t like to. Most of the “don’t like to” falls under the category of chores. I know there are those obsessed with their lawns (like my neighbor next door). He mows continuously even on days […]

Five Links 5/23/2020 Traci Kenworth


Five Links 5/23/2020 Traci Kenworth Writing: 1. https://killzoneblog.com/2020/05/thrillers-bring-the-light.html “Yes, this unsightly wasp with its ugly orange head and relatively large body mass, has arrived on our shores intent on killing innocent little honey bees and, indeed, the occasional human. But just when we think we are in the midst of a Stephen King nightmare, along comes […]