Writerly Things 11/11/19: More Fun with the Future Traci Kenworth


Writerly Things 11/11/19: More Fun with the Future Traci Kenworth Here’s some more predictions. The cats will rule the world. Well, Bastet rose in power till 1500 BC, so it stands to reason she’d like another try. Why not with how enamored we are with cat videos, pics, etc. I’m sure that’s what’s behind the […]

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 […]

Colleen’s Weekly Tanka: Autumn’s Cease & Desist Traci Kenworth


Autumn’s Cease and Desist Traci Kenworth Dusk accumulates, Briars, thick on the hillside scratch and sway, deadly. snow crumbles defiantly, blocking driveways cornfields in the valley, cast shadows as the leaves scamper, their path unclear.

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 […]

Five Links 11/2/19 Traci Kenworth


Five Links 11/2/19 Traci Kenworth Writing: 1. https://stevelaube.com/i-have-no-plans-to-write-that-book/ “Whenever I go out, strangers offer unsolicited compliments about some aspect of my appearance, usually my hair or clothing. From this fact alone, I might decide that people like my style. Perhaps I should write a book! But aside from the fact I have no desire to […]

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 […]