Writerly Things 6/8/2020: Your Hand Upon This Door Traci Kenworth


Writerly Things 6/8/2020: Your Hand Upon This Door Traci Kenworth Since I was young, I’ve always had the vision of the world’s people as one. That’s why I try to write stories with diverse populations. We can always walk toward a better world, a better option. Peace for women and men. Since the beginning of […]

Writerly Things 5/31/2020: The End Point Traci Kenworth


Writerly Things 6/1/2020: The Ending Point Traci Kenworth Do you have an end point to your story? In other words, a theme? Friendship costs. Love wins. Death waits for all men. However, you toss the coin, the message is there. It might be subtle. It might be loud and clear. Hopefully, we learn something. Challenge. […]

Five Links 5/30/2020 Traci Kenworth


 Five Links 5/30/2020 Traci Kenworth Writing: 1. https://stevelaube.com/beating-writers-block/ “Some writers scoff at the idea of “writer’s block”—that moment when the writer’s brain seems to freeze and the flow of words seems to have turned off like a faucet. Others swear that it’s a real thing, the bane of the writing life. I tend to think […]

Writerly Things 5/25/2020: How Chores are Like Writing Traci Kenworth


Writerly Things 5/25/2020: How Chores are Like Writing Traci Kenworth Everyday, we do things we like to and things we don’t like to. Most of the “don’t like to” falls under the category of chores. I know there are those obsessed with their lawns (like my neighbor next door). He mows continuously even on days […]

Five Links 5/23/2020 Traci Kenworth


Five Links 5/23/2020 Traci Kenworth Writing: 1. https://killzoneblog.com/2020/05/thrillers-bring-the-light.html “Yes, this unsightly wasp with its ugly orange head and relatively large body mass, has arrived on our shores intent on killing innocent little honey bees and, indeed, the occasional human. But just when we think we are in the midst of a Stephen King nightmare, along comes […]

Writerly Things 5/17/2020: Writing Short Stories Traci Kenworth


Writerly Things 5/18/2020: Writing Short Stories Traci Kenworth Do you write short stories as well as longer works? It could be good exercises to do the former along with your other writing. Writing muscles develop the longer we practice something. With books, it might take years to finish the product. Short stories can be done […]

Five Links 5/15/2020 Traci Kenworth


Five Links 5/18/2020 Traci Kenworth Writing: 1. https://nailyournovel.wordpress.com/2020/05/14/from-fragments-we-build-a-book-ep-27-free-podcast-course-for-writers/ 2. https://awriterofhistory.com/2020/05/14/favourite-historical-research-resources-k-m-pohlkamp/ “Her titles give you than hint of noir: Apricots and Wolfsbane, Physicists in Petticoats, Shadows of Hemlock. Last year, K.M. (Kara) posted a very interesting article on her favourite historical research resources and has graciously allowed me to repeat that article here in A Writer of History. My […]

Writerly Things 5/11/2020: Mother’s Day Traci Kenworth


Writerly Things 5/10/2020: Mother’s Day Traci Kenworth Often, we forget how much our mothers might have done for us growing up. They are still there when we need them. They always will be in our hearts. Sometimes, we take them for granted until it’s too late. Let’s try to remember all the little and bigger […]

Five Links 5/10/2020 Traci Kenworth


Five Links 5/9/2020 Traci Kenworth Writing: 1. https://writershelpingwriters.net/2020/05/conflict-thesaurus-entry-physical-exhaustion/ “Conflict is very often the magic sauce for generating tension and turning a ho-hum story into one that rivets readers. As such, every scene should contain a struggle of some kind. Maybe it’s an internal tug-of-war having to do with difficult decisions, morals, or temptations. Or it […]