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 […]

Five Links 2/7/2020 Traci Kenworth


Five Links 2/8/2020 Traci Kenworth Writing: 1. https://killzoneblog.com/2020/02/the-curse-of-expository-dialogue.html “There are times when I need ten minutes of The Three Stooges. You know what I’m talking about. You’ve spent a long day writing some tough pages. Or you were bottled up in your cubicle at work, untangling your boss’s mess. Or maybe you were caught up […]

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 […]

Colleen's Weekly Tanka Poetry Challenge: Poet's Choice Traci Kenworth


The first is a Haiku with 2/3/2 form with season changes. Seasons blood moon night erupts cat sees Storm Rising This is the 5/7/5 frame with nature in mind. lightning flashes pinkclouds burst across the nighttimesky reflections deep At lastly, 3/5/3 about change in general. a small grasp bigger hand reachesjoined always