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. […]

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, […]

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 […]

Book Talk 5/22/2020: Kiersten White’s Chosen Traci Kenworth


Book Talk 5/22/2020: Kiersten White’s Chosen Traci Kenworth Chosen by Kiersten White. Simon Pulse. Jan 2020. YA. Amazon’s blurb: A Seventeen Best YA Book of 2020 So FarA Hypable Most Anticipated YA Fantasy Sequel of 2020“Will get Buffy fans up in their feels.” —Entertainment Weekly on Slayer Nina continues to learn how to use her slayer powers against enemies old and […]

Book Talk 5/15/2020: Jenny Elder Moke’s Hood Traci Kenworth


Book Talk 5/15/2020: Jenny Elder Moke’s Hood Traci Kenworth Hood by Jenny Elder Moke. Disney-Hyperion. June 9, 2020. Netgalley. Amazon’s blurb: You have the blood of kings and rebels within you, love. Let it rise to meet the call. Isabelle of Kirklees has only ever known a quiet life inside the sheltered walls of the […]

Five Links 3/27/2020 Traci Kenworth


Five Links 3/27/2020 Traci Kenworth Writing: 1. https://writershelpingwriters.net/2020/03/conflict-thesaurus-bad-weather/ “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 3/16/2020: YA Writing Tips Traci Kenworth


Writerly Things 3/16/2020: YA Writing Tips Traci Kenworth Looking for some tips for YA writing? The following instances may help you especially when you’re stuck or facing that blank page and unsure of what to write about. Prompts. These seem to help YA writing a lot. In truth, ANY writing. Prompts give us something to […]

Book Talk 3/19/2020: What I'm Reading in YA Traci Kenworth


Book Talk 3/15/2020: What I’m Reading in YA Traci Kenworth I’m reading Kalona’s Fall: A House of Night novella by Kristin and P.C. Cast, Uglies by Scott Westerfield, So Fierce and Broken by Brigid Kemmerer, Through The Nethergate by Robbie Cheadle, Chosen by Kiersten White, Crown of Midnight by Sarah J. Maas, Subject A36 by […]

Book Talk 3/12/2020: Sarah J. Maas's The Throne of Glass Book 1 Traci Kenworth


Book Talk 3/12/2020: Sarah J. Maas’s The Throne of Glass Traci Kenworth The Throne of Glass by Sarah J. Maas. Bloomsbury YA. Aug. 7, 2012. Amazon blurb: After serving out a year of hard labor in the salt mines of Endovier for her crimes, 18-year-old assassin Celaena Sardothien is dragged before the Crown Prince. Prince […]

Book Talk 3/6/2020: Susan Dennard’s Bloodwitch


Book Talk 3/6/2020: Susan Dennard’s Bloodwitch Traci Kenworth Bloodwitch by Susan Dennard. Tor Teen Feb. 20, 2019. Amazon’s blurb: Susan Dennard’s New York Times bestselling, young adult epic fantasy Witchlands series continues with the story of the Bloodwitch Aeduan.Aeduan has teamed up with the Threadwitch Iseult and the magical girl Owl to stop a bloodthirsty horde of […]