Writerly Things 8/32/2020 Traci Kenworth


Writerly Things 8/31/2020: What We Do in the Shadows Traci Kenworth Have any of you watched the TV series: What We Do in the Shadows or read the books? I find the series extremely kooky and funny. There are four vampires but basically three of them ignore the fourth, an energy vampire, Collin. A familiar […]

Three Senryu and a Short Story Traci Kenworth


a piece of fabriclies cluttered beside rail tracksits owner misplaced did she run along the train’s rails, heart in her throat,or did her dress tear did she see the beastleave the shadows of the treesno bones or blood tracked The Girl Running Beside the Train Tracks Traci Kenworth Millie lost her shoe in the flight from […]

Writerly Things: Why Do Movies of the 1980s Seem Scarier Than Those of Today? Traci Kenworth


Writerly Things 8/3/2020: Why is It the Best Horror Movies Seem to Have Been Made During the 1980s? Traci Kenworth I’ve been re-watching The Hitcher starring C. Thomas Howell, Jennifer Jason Leigh, and Rutger Hauer. It’s credited with the most shocking and disturbing scene in cinema history ever. That is when Jennifer Jason Leigh’s character, […]

Book Talk 7/24/2020 Traci Kenworth


What I’m reading in YA: Sightwitch by Susan Dennard, How to Write a Children’s Book by The Institute of Children’s Literature, The Book of Dust by Phillip Pullman, The Girl from the Well by Rin Chupeco, A Heart So Fierce & Broken by Brigid Kemmerer, Heir to Fire by Sarah J. Maas, and Through the […]

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 3/27/2020: Additions to YA Traci Kenworth


Book Talk 3/27/2020: Additions to What I’m Reading in YA Traci Kenworth Hood by Jenny Elder Moke. I know, a short, short list of additions. I’ve got so many in the rotation right now, trying to keep up. How are things for you at home? Safe, I hope. We are hanging in there. Watching 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 […]