Five Links 7/18/2020 Traci Kenworth


Five Links 7/18/2020 Traci Kenworth Writing: 1. https://www.livewritethrive.com/2020/07/13/keep-pressing-on-no-matter-what/ “Today’s guest post is by Kristina Naydonova, twelve years old Why is it that we don’t believe in ourselves? Are we too scared to know what it feels like to hit a wall of failure? Do we feel the need to bring ourselves down for validation? Allow […]

Poem and a Story Colleen’s Weekly Tanka Poetry Challenge 7/15/2020 Blessed & Hexed chosen by Anita Dawes Traci Kenworth


We were given the words “blessed” and “hexed.” I chose to use the synonyms, holy and damned in three tankas of 5/7/5, 3/5/3, and 2/3/2. I also added a story. Hope you enjoy! deep in prayer themonk folded his hands uponthe trio of stones lost in flightthe angel waiteddamned to hear blamed forher part inhis […]

Five Links 7/11/2020 Traci Kenworth


Five Links 7/11/2020 Traci Kenworth Writing: 1. https://acflory.wordpress.com/2020/07/10/editing-as-a-pantster/ “A pantster is a writer who ‘writes by the seat of their pants’ – i.e. doesn’t outline in advance. I’m a pantster, mostly, and I learned a long time ago that pantsters have to trust their subconscious. If that little voice says ‘no’ then we have to […]

Five Links 7/5/2020 Traci Kenworth


Five Links 7/4/2020 Traci Kenworth Writing: 1. https://www.livewritethrive.com/2020/06/29/10-must-read-modern-novels-to-inspire-writers/ “Throughout my career, when I’ve spoken at conferences, conventions, and other book events, I’ve been asked for my single biggest piece of advice for new authors wanting to hone their craft. I can’t take credit for this advice. It’s as old as the written word, I think. […]

Five Links 6/27/2020 Traci Kenworth


Five Links 6/27/2020 Traci Kenworth Writing: 1. https://killzoneblog.com/2020/06/why-im-writing-40s-style-pulp.html “In the comments to last Tuesday’s post, Kris asked me about the series of pulp-style stories I’m doing for my Patreon community. It doesn’t take much prompting to get a writer to talk about his work, now does it? So here I go. My parents were friends with one […]

Five Links 5/30/2020 Traci Kenworth


 Five Links 5/30/2020 Traci Kenworth Writing: 1. https://stevelaube.com/beating-writers-block/ “Some writers scoff at the idea of “writer’s block”—that moment when the writer’s brain seems to freeze and the flow of words seems to have turned off like a faucet. Others swear that it’s a real thing, the bane of the writing life. I tend to think […]

Five Links 5/23/2020 Traci Kenworth


Five Links 5/23/2020 Traci Kenworth Writing: 1. https://killzoneblog.com/2020/05/thrillers-bring-the-light.html “Yes, this unsightly wasp with its ugly orange head and relatively large body mass, has arrived on our shores intent on killing innocent little honey bees and, indeed, the occasional human. But just when we think we are in the midst of a Stephen King nightmare, along comes […]

Writerly Things 5/17/2020: Writing Short Stories Traci Kenworth


Writerly Things 5/18/2020: Writing Short Stories Traci Kenworth Do you write short stories as well as longer works? It could be good exercises to do the former along with your other writing. Writing muscles develop the longer we practice something. With books, it might take years to finish the product. Short stories can be done […]

Five Links 5/15/2020 Traci Kenworth


Five Links 5/18/2020 Traci Kenworth Writing: 1. https://nailyournovel.wordpress.com/2020/05/14/from-fragments-we-build-a-book-ep-27-free-podcast-course-for-writers/ 2. https://awriterofhistory.com/2020/05/14/favourite-historical-research-resources-k-m-pohlkamp/ “Her titles give you than hint of noir: Apricots and Wolfsbane, Physicists in Petticoats, Shadows of Hemlock. Last year, K.M. (Kara) posted a very interesting article on her favourite historical research resources and has graciously allowed me to repeat that article here in A Writer of History. My […]