Five Links 4/24/2020 Traci Kenworth


Five Links 4/27/2020 Traci Kenworth Writing: 1. https://fantasyhandbook.wordpress.com/2020/04/21/there-is-no-such-thing-as-a-plotless-novel-damn-it/ “This week I’d like to channel some of my COVID-19 quarantine frustrations by quickly and angrily debunking a bit of literati bullshit that has always pissed me off. One of many ways in which people without imagination try to belittle people with imagination is by looking down […]

Book Talk 4/24/2020 Traci Kenworth


Nothing this week. I just started rereading and I’ve been down with a head cold for over a week now. Makeup supplies diminishing? How about some mascara? Blush? Foundation? Lip liner? Lipstick? Eye liner? Eye shadow? Brushes? Makeup? Hair? Planning vacation after things get back up? Need luggage? Tags? Body lotion? Body wash? Perfume? Deodorant? […]

Writerly Things 4/20/2020: Should You Pass on Putting Real Events in Your Story? Traci Kenworth


Writerly Things 4/20/2020: Should You Pass on Real-Life Events in Your Novel or Include Them to Display Realism in your Stories? Traci Kenworth Do you add real-life events to your stories as you go along, and they occur or do you just skip as though they never happened? Once upon a time, as a young […]

Five Links 4/10/2020 Traci Kenworth


Five Links 4/11/2020 Traci Kenworth Writing: 1. https://megdowell.com/2020/04/03/writers-just-relax-it-will-change-your-life/ “You might not know it, but you generally do just about everything better when you’re relaxed. When I took voice lessons in college, my instructors spent more time telling me to relax (physically) than just about anything else. I clench and tighten my jaw a lot because […]

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 […]