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 […]

Book Talk 11/8/19: Susan Dennard’s Windwitch: A Witchlands Novel Traci Kenworth


Book Talk 11/8/19: Susan Dennard’s Windwitch Traci Kenworth Windwitch by Susan Dennard. 2016. A Tom Doherty’s Associates Book. Tor Teen. Amazon’s blurb: Susan Dennard returns with a follow up to New York Times bestselling novel Truthwitch. After an explosion destroys his ship, the world believes Prince Merik, Windwitch, is dead. Scarred yet alive, Merik is determined to prove […]

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 […]

The Future of Book Reviews on This Blog


  The Future of Book Reviews on This Blog   Traci Kenworth       For some time I’ve been thinking about these book reviews and whether they take the blog in the direction I want it to go. I’ve decided that they don’t. This doesn’t mean I’m giving up on reading books or the […]

Book Review: Girl of Nightmares by Kendare Blake


Book Review: Girl of Nightmares by Kendare Blake Traci Kenworth   Tor Books 2012       332 pages Hook: I think I killed a girl who looked like this once. Spoiler Alert for Anna if you haven’t read. This is the sequel to Anna Dressed in Blood, of course and Theseus Cassio Lowood is back as the […]

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 […]

Book Review: The Oxford Book of Fantasy Stories


  Book Review: The Oxford Book of Fantasy Stories selected by Tom Shippey   Traci Kenworth       Oxford University Press         1994       This book is full of some of the greats. I marvel at their worlds, their characters, the journeys taken. I’m only going to review a few stories, but I […]