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 4/2/2020 Traci Kenworth


Book Talk 4/3/2020 Traci Kenworth Nothing here either. I’ve rearranged my office surroundings. Now, I can see better out the window. My desk seems to have more space as well. The wonders reconfiguring things can do. We’ve finally had a couple days off since this whole thing began. It’s nice to relax and not stress […]

Five Links 3/27/2020 Traci Kenworth


Five Links 3/27/2020 Traci Kenworth Writing: 1. https://writershelpingwriters.net/2020/03/conflict-thesaurus-bad-weather/ “Conflict is very often the magic sauce for generating tension and turning a ho-hum story into one that rivets readers. As such, every scene should contain a struggle of some kind. Maybe it’s an internal tug-of-war having to do with difficult decisions, morals, or temptations. Or it […]

Five Links 3/19/2020 Traci Kenworth


Five Links 3/20/2020 Traci Kenworth Writing: 1. https://killzoneblog.com/2020/03/dont-stress-over-things-you-cant-control.html “Sometimes I wake up in the middle of the night and my mind is abuzz. It could be that the Boys in the Basement are hard at work, and making a lot of noise. It might be that extra bit of spicy tuna I chomped at dinner. […]

Writerly Things 3/16/2020: YA Writing Tips Traci Kenworth


Writerly Things 3/16/2020: YA Writing Tips Traci Kenworth Looking for some tips for YA writing? The following instances may help you especially when you’re stuck or facing that blank page and unsure of what to write about. Prompts. These seem to help YA writing a lot. In truth, ANY writing. Prompts give us something to […]

Book Talk 3/19/2020: What I'm Reading in YA Traci Kenworth


Book Talk 3/15/2020: What I’m Reading in YA Traci Kenworth I’m reading Kalona’s Fall: A House of Night novella by Kristin and P.C. Cast, Uglies by Scott Westerfield, So Fierce and Broken by Brigid Kemmerer, Through The Nethergate by Robbie Cheadle, Chosen by Kiersten White, Crown of Midnight by Sarah J. Maas, Subject A36 by […]

Five Links 3/13/2020 Traci Kenworth


Five Links 3/13/2020 Traci Kenworth Writing: 1. https://killzoneblog.com/2020/03/scene-writing-is-where-the-fun-happens-2.html “We’ve had some good posts and comments about writing methods, grouped generally under the two broad headings of plotter/outliner and pantser. You can read the latest entries HERE and HERE. What I want to examine today is a bromide I often hear when this subject comes up. It issues from the pantsing side […]