Book Talk 11/1/19: Jack M. Bickman’s Setting Traci Kenworth


Book Talk 11/1/19: Jack M. Bickham’s Setting Traci Kenworth Setting: The Elements of Fiction Writing by Jack M. Bickham 1994 Writer’s Digest Books. Amazon’s Blurb: Suggests ways of creating an appropriate setting and incorporating it into the story, discussing the function of a setting, how it can affect story meaning, and how it can advance […]

Writerly Things 10/28/19: Are All Writers Going to Survive their Journey? Traci Kenworth


Writerly Things 10/28/19: Will Everyone Survive their Writer Journey? Traci Kenworth I won’t lie, the writing field is crowded. More so than yesterday. Indie publishing has taken hold, and everyone wants to be a writer. Is There a Market for Us All? That’s a question only the audience can answer. Certainly, they love stories, all […]

Five Links 10/26/19 Traci Kenworth


Five Links 10/26/19 Traci Kenworth Writing: 1. https://writersinthestormblog.com/2019/10/creating-a-multi-use-logline/ “When I first started writing, I remember someone asking me what my book was about. I stammered and stalled, trying to think about how to best describe it. “Um…it’s about this guy, see? He um…well…he’s kind of a…” “Just give me your elevator pitch.” I stood there […]

Book Talk 10/25/19 Update Traci Kenworth


Book Talk 10/25/19: Update Traci Kenworth I’m reading Sarah J. Maas’s Throne of Glass (so awesome!), Windwitch by Susan Dennard (another wonderful worldbuilding novel), Neferet’s Curse (so creepy) by P.C. and Kristin Cast, The Girl from the Well (beyond creepy) by Rin Chupeco, Children of Blood and Bone Tomi Adeyemi (talk about fascinating), and Sightwitch […]

Writerly Things 10/21/19: Question of the Day Traci Kenworth


Writerly Things: 10/21/19: Question of the Day: Do You Make a Living as a Writer Whether Traditional or Indie? Traci Kenworth No need to go into specifics, just a quick question to figure things out. Does your writing make enough to support you? Or do you rely on your day job and use writing as […]

Seven Links 10/19/19 Traci Kenworth


Seven Links 10/19/19 Traci Kenworth Writing: 1. https://writershelpingwriters.net/2019/10/conflict-thesaurus-entry-a-repressed-memory-resurfacing/ “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 10/14/19: Keeping Your Head Above When Trouble Happens Traci Kenworth


Writerly Things 10/14/19: Keeping Your Head Above When Trouble Calls Traci Kenworth What do you do when trouble calls? If you’re like me, you moan and groan some, then bow your head. First Things First. No matter what’s up, there’s always a reason and a season for trouble. If you let your bills pile up, […]