The Helpless Hero or Heroine…


Just a quick note about more changes to my blog. Since I made the last ones in January as I mentioned then, I was going to do some thinking on the state of things here. I love blogging, I do but I’ve come to realize it subtracts from the time I have for my stories […]

How to Breathe Life into Your Characters Part VIII


How to Breathe Life into Your Characters Part VIII Endings: The All Important Stop Traci Kenworth   Next to your beginning hook, your ending may very well be the most challenging to write. Readers want to be satisfied, to be carried through “the dream” they’ve been exposed to. And, no, I’m not saying here to […]

How to Breathe Life into Your Characters Par IV


How to Breathe Life into Your Characters IV Choosing Viewpoint   Okay, now we get down into whose “eyes” the story is told through. It should be the character with the most to lose. Is it Little Boy Blue hiding under the haystack? The Big Bad Wolf? Or Esmeralda? Sure, the villain has a lot […]

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 […]