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 […]

Seven Links 3/30/19 Traci Kenworth


woman fantasy Seven Links 3/30/19 Traci Kenworth Writing: 1. https://killzoneblog.com/2019/03/you-cant-please-everyone.html “Back in California, Nelson holed up in his music room, and three weeks later came up with a song about his experience. “Garden Party” appeared in 1972 and reached number six on Billboard’s list. It was Nelson’s last hit song. He died in a plane crash in […]

Seven Links 3/16/19 Traci Kenworth


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 have been replaced by the calm ruminations of business-minded […]

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 […]