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, […]

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 2/26/2020: What I’m Reading in YA Traci Kenworth


Book Talk 2/7/2020: What I’m Reading in YA Traci Kenworth Nefertiti’s Curse (a House of Night novella) by P.C. Cast and Kristen Cast, Bloodwitch by Susan Dennard, Sightwitch by Susan Dennard, The Book of Dust by Phillip Pullman, How to Write a Children’s Book from the Institute of Children’s Literature, The Vine Witch by Luanne […]

Five Links 2/26/2020 Traci Kenworth


Five Links 2/8/2020 Traci Kenworth Writing: 1. https://killzoneblog.com/2020/02/the-curse-of-expository-dialogue.html “There are times when I need ten minutes of The Three Stooges. You know what I’m talking about. You’ve spent a long day writing some tough pages. Or you were bottled up in your cubicle at work, untangling your boss’s mess. Or maybe you were caught up […]

Book Talk 12/13/19: Books I’ve Read This Year. Traci Kenworth


Book Talk 12/13/19: List of Books Read This Year Traci Kenworth Books I Read in 2019 Traci Kenworth Days of Blood & Starlight by Laini Taylor # 1 so far YA Fantasy Experimental Film by Gemma Files Katie’s Highlander by Maeve Grayson #1 so far Historical Romance Slayer by Kiersten White #1 YA horror Closing […]

Five Links 11/9/19 Traci Kenworth


Five Links 11/9/19 Traci Kenworth Writing: 1. https://killzoneblog.com/2019/11/stretch-your-style.html “Not every writer is interested in style. If they can write lean, mean plots that move, with interesting characters and a satisfying ending, that’s enough. They’d rather write fast and turn out more work than spend extra time trying to find the “right” words. Isaac Asimov was such a […]

Book Talk 8/16/19 What I’m Reading in YA Traci Kenworth


Book Talk 8/16/19: What I’m Reading in YA Traci Kenworth I’m reading Brigind Kenner’s A Curse So Dark and Lonely (A Beauty and the Beast retelling), Susan Dennard’s Windwitch and Sightwitch( a prequel to the Witchlands series), Kristine Cashore’s Graceling, Dragon’s Oath by P.C. and Kristen Cast, Children of Blood and Bone by Tomi Adeyemi, […]

Seven Links 3/2/19 Traci Kenworth


Seven Links 3 2 19 Traci Kenworth Writing: 1. https://megdowell.com/2019/02/23/12-things-to-do-if-you-absolutely-hate-what-you-just-wrote/ “Do not fear! You’re just getting started.” 2. https://killzoneblog.com/2019/02/bonding-character-and-reader.html “What is the most important thing your novel must accomplish with the opening pages?” 3. https://thelotusandpen.com/2019/02/24/all-new-lovingkindness-for-writers/ “The writer’s life can often be full of what my friend calls “haterade”: we have self-hatred (how many of you […]

Seven Links 2/23/19 Traci Kenworth


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 […]