Colleen's Weekly Tanka 2020 Poetry Challenge No. 168 Traci Kenworth


Colleen’s Weekly Tanka 2020 Poetry Challenge Synonyms of Comfort & Torn Traci Kenworth Three Senryu’s on human nature along with a story. Tom spent his days out in the barn. His night by the campfire. He couldn’t quite forget the way things had been when Judith had been alive. He missed her. He found himself […]

Fall Days


Fall Days Traci Kenworth Well, it’s that time of year. When things start to blaze with colors, nature can’t seem to get enough of the different palettes in her paint box. Everywhere you look, animals are busy foraging, getting ready for the season ahead. Sweaters come out, warm drinks ply hands, soups become popular again…ah, […]

Balancing Home-Life with Writing


Balancing Home-Life with Writing Traci Kenworth   It becomes a challenge (with any career) to balance such with home-life. On one end, you have the kids, piled up laundry, dirty dishes, pets that demand attention, and at the other, there’s your job, that thing you do that supports/fulfills you. Writing is that for me. It’s […]

Genealogies are Stories in Themselves


Genealogies are Stories in Themselves Traci Kenworth   I’ve been researching my family for years. I’ve poured through hundreds of birth and death certificates, tax and census records, and even old addresses. Anything to find a clue, a link to the next stage or to fill the pieces in clearer on the person/s in particular […]

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 […]