Writerly Things…11/19/18 The Four Key Ingredients You Need in Your Novel

  Writerly Things…11/19/18 Four Key Ingredients Your Novel Needs Traci Kenworth   To become a bestseller, Donald Maas believes you must have four key ingredients.   Plausibility Could it have really happened? Of course, this will be different depending on the genre your writing in, but your story must seem, given this situation, and these […]

Writerly Things…11/12/18 Rounding Out the End of the Year

Writerly Things…11/12/18 Rounding Out the End of the Year Traci Kenworth   Trying New Things Don’t be afraid to try new things. That’s how you learn. That’s how you grow. It gives you courage. It gives you strength to keep on risking things. I’m doing a bit of these with rescheduling Writerly Things on Mondays […]

Book Talk…11/9/18 On Writing Horror HWA Mort Castle

Book Talk…11/9/18 On Writing Horror HWA Traci Kenworth   On Writing Horror Mort Castle Writer’s Digest Books 2007.   Amazon’s blurb: The masters of horror have united to teach you the secrets of success in the scariest genre of all! In On Writing Horror, Second Edition, Stephen King, Joyce Carol Oates, Harlan Ellison, David Morrell, Jack […]

Writerly Things…10/29/18

Writerly Things…10/29/18 Traci Kenworth   How Do You Find Your Inspiration? Inspiration can be found in anything around us. Take a walk for instance. Fallen leaves, isolation, a campground might inspire you to write a scary tale. A trip to the city might bring up corruption, brutality, and homelessness. Driving down the road might tip […]

Writerly Things…10/21/18

Writerly Things…10/21/18 Traci Kenworth   The electricity’s been off and on in these parts the past few days. Luckily, for us, it hasn’t been more than three hours here and there. For others, they won’t get theirs back until tomorrow, I hear. I feel bad for them. It’s cold out now. In the forties or […]