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 […]

Writerly Things 11/4/19: Countdown to New Year, What Have You Accomplished?


Writerly Things 11/7/19:  Countdown to New Year, What Have You Accomplished? Traci Kenworth I’m doing a review of what I’ve accomplished this year.  How about you? Books Read. I’ve read approximately forty books so far this year.  My goal was fifty so I’m hoping to meet or pass that. Next year, I want to read […]

Book Talk 11/1/19: Jack M. Bickman’s Setting Traci Kenworth


Book Talk 11/1/19: Jack M. Bickham’s Setting Traci Kenworth Setting: The Elements of Fiction Writing by Jack M. Bickham 1994 Writer’s Digest Books. Amazon’s Blurb: Suggests ways of creating an appropriate setting and incorporating it into the story, discussing the function of a setting, how it can affect story meaning, and how it can advance […]

Book Talk 10/25/19 Update Traci Kenworth


Book Talk 10/25/19: Update Traci Kenworth I’m reading Sarah J. Maas’s Throne of Glass (so awesome!), Windwitch by Susan Dennard (another wonderful worldbuilding novel), Neferet’s Curse (so creepy) by P.C. and Kristin Cast, The Girl from the Well (beyond creepy) by Rin Chupeco, Children of Blood and Bone Tomi Adeyemi (talk about fascinating), and Sightwitch […]

Writerly Things 8/26/19: Finding Your Peace Traci Kenworth


Writerly Things 8/26/19: Finding Your Peace Traci Kenworth Are You Anxious? Anxiety can keep us from enjoying life, from getting things done, from even getting out of bed. I know it’s rough. I have anxiety myself. The biggest thing is pushing through the hard times. I’m afraid to drive in the winter. But people are […]

Writerly Things 8/12/19: The Benefits of Not Counting Words Traci Kenworth


Writerly Things 8/12/19: The Benefits of Not Counting Words Traci Kenworth I stopped counting words about a year back. To be honest, it’s freeing and helps boost my creativity. Not that I don’t put the work in. I find pressuring myself to reach a thousand to two thousand or more limit stressful. Instead, I count […]