Writerly Things…1/21/19: Introducing a New Thesaurus!


Writerly Things…1/21/19: Introducing an Expanded Version of the Emotion Thesaurus by Angela Ackerman and Becca Puglisi! Traci Kenworth Have you ever held onto a secret you’ve been dying to share, and then finally…you can? For the last few weeks I’ve been helping Angela and Becca at Writers Helping Writers keep a BIG secret…what the next […]

Writerly Things…12/17/18: Be Kind to Yourself


Writerly Things 12/17/18: Being Kind to Yourself Traci Kenworth   Forgiveness It seems an appropriate time of year to talk about something very important. That is being kind to yourself. In our day-to-day experiences sometimes, we shuffle ourselves to the last on the list. Putting our family, friends, and others in a higher position than […]

Writerly Things…Carrying On When it Feels Like an Uphill Battle


Writerly Things 12/3/18: Carrying on When it Feels Like an Uphill Battle Traci Kenworth   Rejection Everyone experiences it sooner or later. Someone who writes professionally continues to face the guillotine over and over. Even those at the top of the chain, I’m sure. It’s a part of the publishing life. Sometimes it feels like […]

Book Talk…11/29/18 More on What I’m Reading


Book Talk…11/29/18 More About What I’m Reading Traci Kenworth   I wrote about some of the books I was reading last week. I’ve added to the pile: Maeve Grayson’s Katie’s Highlander, Roald Dahl’s Book of Ghosts, Gemma Files’s Experimental Film, Joyce Meyer’s Beauty for Ashes, Writing Irresistible Kidlit by Mary Kole, The Breakout Novel by […]

Writerly Things…11/26/18 Five Signs You May be a Writer


Writerly Things…11/26/18 Five Signs that May Tell You You’re a Writer Traci Kenworth   You Write! This one’s a no brainer. However, you actually have to spend time writing, no pretend! What do I mean by that? Well, it’s when you spend all your energy talking about writing but not the actual doing. Plant yourself […]

Writerly Things…11/19/18 The Four Key Ingredients You Need in Your Novel


  Writerly Things…11/19/18 Four Key Ingredients Your Novel Needs Traci Kenworth   To become a bestseller, Donald Maas believes you must have four key ingredients.   Plausibility Could it have really happened? Of course, this will be different depending on the genre your writing in, but your story must seem, given this situation, and these […]