Writerly Things 3/1/2020: How to Frequent the Bookstore (When You’re an Author in Hiding) Traci Kenworth


Writerly Things 1/27/2020: How to Frequent a Bookstore When You’re an Author in Hiding Traci Kenworth Recently, I visited a mall bookstore and it got me wondering: how do other authors experience the bookstore when they’re an unknown? Do you keep you head down, minding your own business? Does the smell and the texture of […]

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 […]

Fingerprints across the Pages


Fingerprints across the Pages Traci Kenworth   What makes us toil at a job that is often beyond the limelight, looked down at by others with their snide off-hand comments, and generally takes our all? Love, plain and simple. If we didn’t care about what we put down on that page, the stories we have […]

Life-Lessons Learned from Writing


Life-Lessons I’ve Learned From Writing Traci Kenworth     1.      Be confidant: One of the hardest things I’ve learned is to have confidence in myself. I felt lost in all areas of my life, struggling to find my way to the shoreline when it came to everything. But then I started to write and the […]

How to Breathe Life into Your Characters Par IV


How to Breathe Life into Your Characters IV Choosing Viewpoint   Okay, now we get down into whose “eyes” the story is told through. It should be the character with the most to lose. Is it Little Boy Blue hiding under the haystack? The Big Bad Wolf? Or Esmeralda? Sure, the villain has a lot […]

Let Me Look in the Mirror Already!


How to Breathe Life into Your Characters Part II: Let Me See in the Mirror Already!     A character’s looks. How important are they? Some say the less description the better, but I’ve read in an agent’s recent blog(and I concur)that the readers wants to know what your character looks like, warts and all. […]

Writer At Work


Writer At Work Traci Kenworth   So what do our days really look like? Where do they take us? Well, for me, it begins after I get the kids off to school. About 7 a.m. if not sooner, I try to be at my computer. I do the email and boards thing first then settle […]

More Read-a-thon Answers


1. Which hour was most daunting for you? 13 2. Could you list a few high-interest books that you think could keep a Reader engaged for next year? Suzanne Collin’s Mockingjay 3. Do you have any suggestions for how to improve the Read-a-thon next year? More mini-challenges perhaps? 4. What do you think worked really […]