Update 4:


Finished my non-fiction chaps of How to Succeed at Being Yourself, Writing & Selling the YA Novel, Chapter by Chapter, Page after Page, and The Breakout Novelist. I’m off to supper and then will return to reading Daughter.

Update 2:


I am 199 pages into Daughter of the Forest. I am switching now to the non-fiction books to get my chaps in for the weekend. I will be running an errand this afternoon, so not sure if I’ll return in a couple hours for the next update but I will get back to reading afterwards […]

First up:


First up for the Read-a-thon was supposed to be a western, Longarm and the Shoshone Silver by Tabor Evans but I’ve somehow misplaced it, so I’m going to be starting off with another oldie on my shelves, Vella Munn’s Daughter of the Forest. It was published in 1995 and comes in at 410 pages. On […]

Apr. 9th 8 a.m. Saturday to 8 a.m. Sunday is…


Dewey’s Read-a-thon time. During the twenty-four hours(no, it doesn’t have to be continuous, there are mini-challenges, and breaks blogging, not to mention the errands in life and meals etc.)you do your best to read anything and everything and comment on it every-so-often. This is my first attempt and I’ve got some great books lined up! […]

Three Ways to Check Your Writing


Three Easy Ways to Check Your Writing Traci Kenworth 1. Critiques: This is the all important first step in getting your writing up to professional standards. Why? Because more eyes on the work means that a)you can improve it, b)you’ll have “tested the waters,” and c)you can improve it. Okay, so a and c are […]

Birthplace


Here it is phrase of the week again for the YAFF Muse Blog: A rock sailed through the broken window, catching a jagged piece of glass and spraying shards…. Birthplace Traci Kenworth A rock sailed through the broken window, catching a jagged piece of glass and spraying shards of the test tubes, Bunson burners, and […]

Odds & Ends


Odds & Ends Traci Kenworth I’m reading Girl From Mars by Tamara Bach. It’s not my usual type of book. It’s Contemporary and I’m more into fantasy/horror but it was on the list of The Best Books of 2010, so I thought I’d give it a try. Should finish it up today. I’m hoping by […]