Writerly Things 2/17/2020 Traci Kenworth


Writerly Things 2/17/2020: Sticking to the Truth Traci Kenworth “The job of fiction,” Stephen King says, “Is to find the truth within the lies.” What does this mean? What “truth?” What “lies?”         The Story. Everyone has a story to tell. Even though some elements may be similar, your story will not be like anyone […]

Five Links 2/15/2020 Traci Kenworth


Five Links 2/15/2020 Traci Kenworth Writing: 1. https://litreactor.com/interviews/blood-in-the-gears-paul-tremblay-on-the-craft-of-writing “What is something you know now about writing novels that you wish you’d known when you first started out? I started writing short stories, so I slowly transitioned into novels eventually. My first few attempts were failed attempts. And what made that transition difficult was the realization […]

Writerly Things 2/10/2020: Hearing "No" isn't a Problem, Hearing "Yes" is. Or rather, the Yes is Hard to Come by. Traci Kenworth


Writerly Things 2/10/2020: Hearing “No” isn’t a Problem, Hearing a “Yes” is. Traci Kenworth We hear “No” so often as writers and as people in general that it’s not a problem. Meaning, we’re accustomed to no. It’s the “Yes,” that we don’t hear enough. Especially, as writers. No in Everyday Instances. Trying to get a […]

Book Talk 2/7/2020: What I'm Reading in YA Traci Kenworth


Book Talk 2/7/2020: What I’m Reading in YA Traci Kenworth Nefertiti’s Curse (a House of Night novella) by P.C. Cast and Kristen Cast, Bloodwitch by Susan Dennard, Sightwitch by Susan Dennard, The Book of Dust by Phillip Pullman, How to Write a Children’s Book from the Institute of Children’s Literature, The Vine Witch by Luanne […]

Writerly Things 1/27/2020: How to Frequent the Bookstore (When You're an Author in Hiding) Traci Kenworth


Writerly Things 1/27/2020: How to Frequent a Bookstore When You’re an Author in Hiding Traci Kenworth Recently, I visited a mall bookstore and it got me wondering: how do other authors experience the bookstore when they’re an unknown? Do you keep you head down, minding your own business? Does the smell and the texture of […]

Writerly Things 1/ 20/2020: Finding Balance Traci Kenworth


Writerly Things 1/20/2020: Finding Balance Traci Kenworth           I know it seems like everyone is telling you to write, write, write all the time, every day. That’s not what balance is about. Balance is about finding a way to make the things you do and the people you care about mingle together in harmony. Let’s […]

Writerly Ways 1/13/2020: 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 […]