The Three Types of Premise


The Three Types of Premises Traci Kenworth   As stated in How to Write a Damn Good Novel by James N. Frey, premise is a statement of what happens to the characters as a result of the core conflict of the story. Today, we’re going to discuss 3 types. Type 1: Chain Reaction: This is […]

Three Senryu and a Story 8/6/2020 Traci Kenworth


Dead windows wait forthe joy of the children onceroomed within their walls curtains hanglimp with dust as astillborn cries pictures decay while tears drop The House on Vasket Street Traci Kenworth They’d moved in three months ago. Dreams full. Hopes high. Delaney inspected her face in the passenger mirror window. Her face had filled out. She patted […]

Writerly Things 6/15/2020: Balancing Things Traci Kenworth


Writerly Things 6/15/2020: Things Out of Balance Traci Kenworth I’m not sure even how to begin what’s going on in our world right now. There’s the coronavirus. There’s peaceful protest. Then there are the violent and destructive portions. Not to mention the police officers who’ve been attacking black individuals out there. And then sadly, there’s […]

Writerly Things 4/6/2020: Writing & Confinement Traci Kenworth


Writerly Things 4/6/2020: Confinement and the Writer Traci Kenworth We spend so much time practicing our craft, when we look up days could’ve gone by. If we’re not interacting with a spouse or kids even longer. So why is the confinement to our homes bothering us so much? When We’re Forced to do Something. Put […]

Book Talk 3/27/2020: Additions to YA Traci Kenworth


Book Talk 3/27/2020: Additions to What I’m Reading in YA Traci Kenworth Hood by Jenny Elder Moke. I know, a short, short list of additions. I’ve got so many in the rotation right now, trying to keep up. How are things for you at home? Safe, I hope. We are hanging in there. Watching the […]

Writerly Things 3/23/2020: A Glimpse of the Normal Traci Kenworth


Writerly Things 3/23/2020: A Glimpse of the Normal Traci Kenworth Today, while out and about, I caught a glimpse of the normal. At least, what normal used to be. People being sensible with their grocery shopping. Their carts not overflowed. Their attitudes not belligerent and cross. They seemed as though they were hitting their stride […]

Writerly Things 03/06/2020: Keeping it Realistic Traci Kenworth


Writerly Things 11/25/19: Realistic Expectations Traci Kenworth How realistic do you expect your movies and stories to be? Hit by a Car. Fatal? Depends on the speed. I remember one lady that got hit by a car in the parking lot at work and still had to finish her day at work. Granted, the vehicle […]

Writerly Ways 3/3/2020: Making Excuses Not to Try Traci Kenworth


Writerly Things 1/13/20: Making Excuses Not to Try Traci Kenworth Are You Where You Want to Be? Have you reached all your goals? Is there still one more or a few to go? For years now, I’ve strived to be published. It wasn’t my time, I know. There was still a lot to learn. What […]

Writerly Things 3/1/2020: How YA Authors Influenced My Writing Traci Kenworth


Writerly Things 3/2/2020: How YA Authors Influenced My Writing Traci Kenworth Have you ever wondered how you came to write in a certain genre, or age group? The following is how I came to start writing YA. Pull up a chair and listen. The first Author I can Recall Reading. When I was growing up […]