Writerly Things 2/25/2020: 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 […]

Book Talk 2/25/2020 Traci Kenworth


Book Talk 2/14/2020: Mike Anka’s Dark Alley Traci Kenworth Dark Alley by Mike Anka. YA Drama. Austin Macauley Books Nov. 29, 2019. Netgalley. Amazon’s Blurb: Dramatic circumstances bring together two people, and there is a spark between them. She is fourteen, homeless, smart, wild, and alive. Meanwhile, he is forty, a veteran, straight and slim, […]

Writerly Things 2/23/2020: Editing Lists Traci Kenworth


Writerly Things 2/24/2020: Editing Lists Traci Kenworth After you make it through the first couple months of a new year (or decade), you start to lose track of your intentions for the year if you’re like me. It’s rush, rush to get through the holidays and then you begin to realize HOW many holidays there […]

Writerly Things 2/23/2020 Traci Kenworth


Writerly Things 2/17/2020: Sticking to the Truth Traci Kenworth “The job of fiction,” Stephen King says, “Is to find the truth within the lies.” What does this mean? What “truth?” What “lies?”         The Story. Everyone has a story to tell. Even though some elements may be similar, your story will not be like anyone […]

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 […]

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 […]