There’s Trees Out There, But What Else?


There’s Trees Out There, But What Else? Traci Kenworth   Sometimes it’s hard to decide what should be in your stories. A hidden brook? An enchanted forest? Elves? All can be fun and yet, just as discouraging. You don’t quite want to bring someone else’s tales to life. You want different. Unique. Where to begin? […]

Regulating Your Writing Time


  Are You Regulating Writing Time to the Background?   Traci Kenworth       It’s so easy to let time get away from us. Letting time slip away that’s reserved for writing here and there due to errands, appointments, life is hard to get back. I know I’ve been going through this for a […]

Try, Try, Try Again


Try, Try, Try Again Traci Kenworth   Rejection sometimes puts us up against a wall. It can be heartbreaking to get turned down on a story yet again. The doubts, the slips of self-confidence, the frustration. All take place. What we can’t let happen is the desire to just give up. We’ll never reach our […]

Award Time


Hello. I’ve recently received two new blogger awards. I’m honored to be thought of, there are so many blogs out there, it’s truly heartwarming to be chosen. I’ve actually been a bit of a slack on reviews these past couple weeks, choosing instead to run cover reveals while I prepare for surgery. Since I will […]

A Journal of Ideas


Journal of Ideas Traci Kenworth   Do you keep one? Do you find it useful? I have both a journal and a jar filled with ideas. There basically just those that have come to mind either from dreams or jotting down notes and presto, they appear. The problem for me is I have so many […]

When Life Gets in the Way…


When Life Gets in the Way Traci Kenworth   You’re going along strong, every word is falling into place, every scene playing off of each other when *boom* something in life happens. It can be a car accident, the birth of another/or your first child, or as often happens, health problems. What do you do […]

A Craft Book Review


Craft Book Review: The Elements of Style Traci Kenworth   The Elements of Style by William Strunk Jr. and E.B. White is one book I think every writer has not only heard of but has on their bookshelf somewhere. If you don’t, and you’re serious about your writing, download a copy or pick one up […]


  Book Review: Webster’s New World Guide to Punctuation Traci Kenworth   Simon & Schuster                         by Auriel Douglas and Michael Strumpf   Hook line: All the rules you need to know to punctuate correctly.   Okay, so this is an older book obviously but I’ve been going through craft books lately, trying to study, study, […]

How I get Myself Unstuck from a Scene…


How I get Myself Unstuck from a Scene Traci Kenworth   I’ve come up against walls more than a few times when it comes to scenes. There’s a recent one when I needed a character to have certain powers—I just couldn’t figure out what those would be, so I procrastinated about it for days until […]