Five Links 3/27/2020 Traci Kenworth


Five Links 3/27/2020 Traci Kenworth Writing: 1. https://writershelpingwriters.net/2020/03/conflict-thesaurus-bad-weather/ “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 […]

Book Talk 3/19/2020: What I'm Reading in YA Traci Kenworth


Book Talk 3/15/2020: What I’m Reading in YA Traci Kenworth I’m reading Kalona’s Fall: A House of Night novella by Kristin and P.C. Cast, Uglies by Scott Westerfield, So Fierce and Broken by Brigid Kemmerer, Through The Nethergate by Robbie Cheadle, Chosen by Kiersten White, Crown of Midnight by Sarah J. Maas, Subject A36 by […]

Book Talk 2/26/2020: What I’m Reading in YA Traci Kenworth


Book Talk 2/7/2020: What I’m Reading in YA Traci Kenworth Nefertiti’s Curse (a House of Night novella) by P.C. Cast and Kristen Cast, Bloodwitch by Susan Dennard, Sightwitch by Susan Dennard, The Book of Dust by Phillip Pullman, How to Write a Children’s Book from the Institute of Children’s Literature, The Vine Witch by Luanne […]

Five Links 2/26/2020 Traci Kenworth


Five Links 2/8/2020 Traci Kenworth Writing: 1. https://killzoneblog.com/2020/02/the-curse-of-expository-dialogue.html “There are times when I need ten minutes of The Three Stooges. You know what I’m talking about. You’ve spent a long day writing some tough pages. Or you were bottled up in your cubicle at work, untangling your boss’s mess. Or maybe you were caught up […]

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Writing: 1. http://www.tatumflynn.net/1/post/2014/02/the-writers-9-stages-of-fear.html 2. http://jamigold.com/2014/02/how-to-make-turning-points-drive-arcs-and-themes/ 3. http://mythicscribes.com/writing-techniques/romance-tips-for-writers/ 4. http://blog.sevantownsend.com/2014/02/keep-in-character.html 5.http://thewritelife.com/become-a-better-writer-even-short-on-time/ Short Story: 1. http://amloki.blogspot.com/2014/02/do-your-shortstories-begin-in-ideas-or.html 2. https://notenoughwords.wordpress.com/2011/05/09/what-to-do-with-short-stories/ 3. http://writeitsideways.com/10-resources-to-help-you-write-a-great-short-story/ 4. http://pimpmynovel.blogspot.com/2011/06/long-and-short-of-it.html 5. http://thebluestockingblog.blogspot.com/2011/09/when-novels-ideas-masquerade-as-short.html Horror: 1. http://clarionfoundation.wordpress.com/2012/10/01/writers-craft-92-three-ways-to-end-a-horror-story/ 2. http://www.tphperfecthouse.com/2012/08/27/history-of-horror-found-footage/ 3. http://warriorwriters.wordpress.com/2013/09/27/why-writing-horror-is-should-be-hard-part-1/ 4. http://www.thisishorror.co.uk/columns/antipodean-nights/10-must-read-australian-horror-writers/ 5. http://www.tor.com/blogs/2012/06/whatever-happened-to-horror Fantasy: 1. https://ingridsnotes.wordpress.com/2011/07/29/14-quick-tips-for-fantastic-fantasy-writing/ 2. http://aidanmoher.com/blog/2011/07/articles/guest-post-fantasy-imagination-and-the-hero-a-response-to-michael-j-sullivan-by-john-ginsberg-stevens/ 3. http://io9.com/10-key-terms-that-will-help-you-appreciate-fantasy-lite-1463800561 4. http://fantasy-faction.com/2011/sci-fri 5. http://www.omnivoracious.com/2011/02/modern-heroic-fantasy-vibrant-and-diverse-or-bankrupt-and-nihilistic.html

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Horror: 1) http://seanhtaylor.blogspot.com/2012/05/horror-of-it-all-writers-on-being-scary.html 2) http://www.writer.ly/community/write-horror-tips-first-time-horror-writers/ 3) http://gointothestory.blcklst.com/2012/10/script-to-screen-the-rocky-horror-picture-show.html 4) http://warriorwriters.wordpress.com/2010/10/11/what-writers-can-learn-from-the-masters-of-horror/ 5) http://www.blackgate.com/2013/09/02/adventures-in-horrific-fantasy-literature/ Fantasy: 1) https://ingridsnotes.wordpress.com/2011/07/29/14-quick-tips-for-fantastic-fantasy-writing/ 2) http://aidanmoher.com/blog/2011/07/articles/guest-post-fantasy-imagination-and-the-hero-a-response-to-michael-j-sullivan-by-john-ginsberg-stevens/ 3) http://io9.com/10-key-terms-that-will-help-you-appreciate-fantasy-lite-1463800561 4) https://annemhairisimpson.wordpress.com/2011/03/28/building-your-fantasy-world-fantasy-creatures-part-3/ 5) http://fantasy-faction.com/2011/sci-fri Short Stories: 1) http://www.magicalwords.net/edmund-r.-schubert/breaking-in-to-publication-short-stories-vs.-novels/?utm_source=feedburner&utm_medium=feed&utm_campaign=Feed:+MagicalWords+(Magical+Words)&utm_content=Google+Reader 2) http://www.andrewjackwriting.com/2011/06/should-writers-self-publish-short-stories/ 3) http://pimpmynovel.blogspot.com/2011/06/long-and-short-of-it.html 4) http://blog.janicehardy.com/2012/05/guest-author-diana-bocco-how-short.html 5) http://diymfa.com/2012/04/30/why-short-stories-matter-guest-post-by-emma-komlos-hrobsky/ Writing: 1) http://kriswrites.com/2014/01/29/the-business-rusch-marketing-and-readers-discoverability-part-who-knows/ 2) http://www.itsonlyanovel.com/2014/01/27/the-terrible-truth-my-writing-journey/ 3) http://www.karencioffiwritingandmarketing.com/2014/01/writing-pesky-adverbs-or-no.html?spref=fb 4) http://www.leelofland.com/wordpress/creating-and-writing-believable-villains-a-tasty-recipe/ 5) http://paulbogaards.tumblr.com/post/75143223535/things-publishers-say

Doorways


Doorways Traci Kenworth   The world of fantasy invites us through doorways. Just a glimpse beyond the ordinary, the delicate flowers, the enchanting water, the castle towers. It’s the awe, the wonder that draws us into these stories. The need to find out who or what walks these forests, touches the ocean, breathes upon this […]

There’s Trees Out There, But What Else?


There’s Trees Out There, But What Else? Traci Kenworth   Sometimes it’s hard to decide what should be in your stories. A hidden brook? An enchanted forest? Elves? All can be fun and yet, just as discouraging. You don’t quite want to bring someone else’s tales to life. You want different. Unique. Where to begin? […]

Finding My Way between Genres


  Finding My Way between Genres   Traci Kenworth       I know I’ve said I write scary before, but it occurred to me recently that I also bring in the whole world-building of fantasy as well. I find myself teetering between genres. My stories definitely have all the horror elements but the world […]

Update Feb. 7, 2013


  Update Feb. 7, 2013   Traci Kenworth       I’m still in the editing/rewriting stages on my wip. Although it may not seem like I’m making much progress (it feels like it’s been forever doing this), truly I am. My story has undergone such changes that will make it better, stronger, hopefully more […]