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 […]

Seven Links 2/16/19 Traci Kenworth


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 […]

Writerly Things…1/21/19: Introducing a New Thesaurus!


Writerly Things…1/21/19: Introducing an Expanded Version of the Emotion Thesaurus by Angela Ackerman and Becca Puglisi! Traci Kenworth Have you ever held onto a secret you’ve been dying to share, and then finally…you can? For the last few weeks I’ve been helping Angela and Becca at Writers Helping Writers keep a BIG secret…what the next […]