Colleen’s Weekly Tanka 2020 Poetry Challenge Theme Week Traci Kenworth


Below are three haiku and a story inspired by the theme, “The Night Sky,” by Sally Cronin. The syllables are in the form of 5/7/5, 3/5/3, and 2/3/2. Three Haiku and a story Traci Kenworth colored in eggshellsthe dust of the ancientshangs bright in the air bright dots blinkstars and planets glimpsemystery wondercherubiclegend Space Traci […]

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 […]

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 […]

Reading Links…6/19/18


Reading Links…6/19/18 Traci Kenworth   Fantasy/Dystopian/UF/Paranormal/SF: https://audreydriscoll.com/2018/06/15/free-on-kindle-hunting-the-phoenix-book-4-of-the-herbert-west-series/ Journalist Alma Halsey chases the story of a lifetime to Providence, Rhode Island and finds more than she expected – an old lover, Charles Milburn, and an old adversary, renegade physician Herbert West, living under the name Francis Dexter. Fire throws her into proximity with them both, rekindling […]

Writing Links…6/18/18


Writing Links…6/18/18 Traci Kenworth   Fantasy/Dystopian/UF/Paranormal/SF: https://mythcreants.com/blog/lessons-from-the-rambling-writing-of-handbook-for-mortals/ “Last year, Handbook for Mortals by Lani Sarem cheated its way to the top of the New York Times YA bestseller list. It wasn’t #1 for long, though. Observers quickly noticed how strange it was that a book no one had heard of by a brand new publisher […]

Reading Links…6/12/18


Reading Links…6/12/18 Traci Kenworth   Fantasy/Dystopian/UF/Paranormal/SF: https://teagansbooks.com/2018/06/09/its-about-time-with-don/ That’s where the idea of using some form of time travel emerged. It was a difficult decision because I’ve spent the past several books identifying with readers as a crime fiction author. I did publish a collection of short stories in my anthology, Random Tales,that had some science fiction/paranormal […]