Smoke and Bones


Second Campaigner Challenge Traci Kenworth   I have decided to take Rache Harrie’s challenge and do a 200 word flash fiction piece with it based on the following prompt picture: Smoke and Bones The Iaeleter glanced at the bones, a gruesome twist to her lips. “Cremated,” she told my partner, Deid and I. Her gaze […]

How I get Myself Unstuck from a Scene…


How I get Myself Unstuck from a Scene Traci Kenworth   I’ve come up against walls more than a few times when it comes to scenes. There’s a recent one when I needed a character to have certain powers—I just couldn’t figure out what those would be, so I procrastinated about it for days until […]

The Three Faces of Death


The Three Faces of Death Traci Kenworth   That summer came in early, wet and stormy. I danced in a few puddles, and then cringed at the thought of someone seeing me out here, acting so childish. Seventeen wasn’t an age to veer from your course, otherwise, you could end up backtracked to Antarctica when […]

An Interview with Rebekah L. Purdy


An Interview with Rebekah L. Purdy Traci Kenworth     Today I have with me a special guest, one of the ladies of YoungAdultFictionFanatics (YAFF), a good friend of mine, and one of my favorite writers: Rebekah L. Purdy. I can’t say enough about how much I admire her. She has been an inspiration and […]

The Gaming Hall


  Photo credit jppi from morguefile. The Gaming Hall Traci Kenworth   I wasn’t supposed to be in here, to see what went on, but hey, when your sixteen rules are meant to be broken. Especially when it may attract attention from parents who act like you don’t exist anymore since the divorce. Not that […]

How to Breathe Life into Your Characters


How to Breathe Life into Your Characters Part 1: What is in a Name? Traci Kenworth   How do you go about naming your characters? Do you just close your eyes, dip your finger onto the page, and choose that one? Or do you meticulously search for one? In any case, the one you end […]

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 […]