Writerly Things 7/22/19: Tips to a Fresh Horror Novel Traci Kenworth Don’t Invite Clichés. You know them when you seem them. The same old tried and long dead creatures that never change as they climb from the coffin; run through the hills, shirt flapping; attack tomb raiders, bandages unravelling to a gristly sight; or knock […]
kitten Book Talk…5/31/19 What I’m Reading YA-wise. Traci Kenworth I’m reading Leigh Bardugo’s Gods & Monsters, Susan Dennard’s Truth Witch, Christine Lynn Herman’s The Devouring Gray, Tomi Adeyemi’s Children of Blood and Bone, and Melissa Cellier’s Happily Ever After. What are you reading this week?
fantasy sci-fi Seven Links 4/6/19 Traci Kenworth Writing: 1. https://megdowell.com/2019/03/30/the-12-hardest-things-about-writing/ “Whoever says it’s easy has never actually tried it.” 2. https://killzoneblog.com/2019/03/from-beer-to-bookshelf.html “In keeping with last week’s post on risk-taking and writing what pleases you, I’d like to tell you the story of a dead lawyer.” These sound fun! 3. https://megdowell.com/2019/04/01/not-everything-you-write-has-to-be-publishable/ “Sometimes it’s OK to just mess around […]
book landscape Seven Links 3 16/19 Traci Kenworth Writing: 1. https://killzoneblog.com/2019/03/one-of-the-joys-of-indie-publishing.html “We are well into the second decade of the self-publishing (now more preferably termed indie-publishing) movement. The flame wars of the early years (“Death to traditional publishing!” “Oh yeah? Self publish and you’ll ruin your career!”) have been replaced by the calm ruminations of business-minded […]
The House Traci Kenworth Fifteen-year-old, Jandy Burrows started up the stairs of the old, decaying house. He’d been here two hours. Only rusty nails and dust greeted him. He was sure he’d have better luck in the attic. The smell in the air turned to Sulphur, he could taste the ruin on his tongue. Ashes […]
Seven links…2/23/19 Traci Kenworth Writing: 1. http://megdowell.com/2019/02/16/12-reasons-youre-not-getting-any-better-at-this-whole-writing-thing/ “What does “better” even mean, anyway?” 2. https://killzoneblog.com/2019/02/the-last-fifty-pages-make-or-break-your-novel.html “We’ve all been through it. We get caught up in a book or movie, we’re cruising along, liking everything about the story and then … the ending stinks.” He’s got a good point. Sometimes an ending just ruins everything that […]
Seven Links…2/16/19 Traci Kenworth Writing: 1. https://megdowell.com/2019/02/09/12-ways-to-know-your-writing-is-terrible-and-you-should-stop-right-now/ “None of these things are true, of course. It doesn’t matter how you’ve been graded or critiqued in the past. It doesn’t matter how many other people are doing it or if they seem better at this whole writing thing than you. If you don’t think you’re great […]