Jan. 24, 2013 Update


  Jan, 24, 2013: Update   Traci Kenworth       Editing is going well. I tend to pick at things writing-wise and it takes me longer than getting that first draft written which, I suppose, is as it should be. Editing takes times. It’s about looking at things and making sure you have everything […]

First Update for the New Year…


  First Update for the Year   Traci Kenworth       I intended to post this early this morning but got sidetracked by black ice and a fall. I’m okay, my knees are just a little banged up and hand and legs hurt but otherwise, A-OK.  Just wasn’t expecting the ground to slip out […]

Some changes…


  What do you think of the new blog design? I like the simpleness and the misty setting reminds me of where my books are set: in the fictional Akara Mountains in Tennessee. The bridge is an image that particularly jumps out at me because it’s important in my stories. Hint: the dead ones often […]

Where I’m At…


  I finished my read-through of my first draft. Monday, I began the slow but necessary process of edits. I’m pretty excited and happy with what I’ve come up with so far. I’ve changed one character from male to female and yesterday, I decided to put her in conflict-mode with the hero. I think this […]

Update on Progress


    Progress Update   Traci Kenworth       Things are going well so far. I’m digging deeper and deeper into edits and the changes   and questions that have come up. So far, I’ve changed one character’s gender and ethnicity, tweaked the background, and considered whether to leave-in or take-out the brief backstories […]

Book Review: Writing & Selling the YA Novel by K.L. Going


    Writing & Selling the YA Novel by K.L. Going   Traci Kenworth       2008 Writer’s Digest Books an imprint of F & W Publications, Inc.   Author of Saint Iggy and Fat Kid Rules the World       This book is set up like a class schedule with such chapters […]

To Wait or Not…


    To Wait or Not…   Traci Kenworth       So, I’ve got this dilemma. Now that I’ve finished my first draft of my current wip, I’m   not sure how long to wait in-between drafts. I’ve gone a couple weeks already since writing “the end.” I’m wondering if I should wait another […]

Book Review: How to Write a Damn Good Novel II by James N. Frey


    Book Review: How To Write A Damn Good Novel II by James N. Frey   Traci Kenworth       St. Martin’s Press 1994                                     `Fiction       I’m going to take a quote from the book: “This book covers advanced techniques such as how to make your characters not just dynamic but […]

Another day off…


Sorry, everyone. The book review for this week will be set back till the following one. Welcome to summer on Wednesday!! It’s this and the kids being out of school that have my time dwindling for reading, blogging, writing, etc. Oh, and the third week of recovery from surgery is going well, thank God!! Just […]