The Three Types of Premise


The Three Types of Premises Traci Kenworth   As stated in How to Write a Damn Good Novel by James N. Frey, premise is a statement of what happens to the characters as a result of the core conflict of the story. Today, we’re going to discuss 3 types. Type 1: Chain Reaction: This is […]

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 […]

Things That Go Bump in the Night


Things That Go Bump in the Night Traci Kenworth   I prefer the word Scary book to Horror. Most likely because most people think of horror as an abomination and although some of the things I write about, no doubt, are, I still prefer to leave the reader with something to think about on a […]

Regulating Your Writing Time


  Are You Regulating Writing Time to the Background?   Traci Kenworth       It’s so easy to let time get away from us. Letting time slip away that’s reserved for writing here and there due to errands, appointments, life is hard to get back. I know I’ve been going through this for a […]

When the Muse strikes…


  When the Muse Strikes…   Traci Kenworth       Often, if you’re like me, the Muse strikes whenever it wants to. Sometimes, it’s convenient, sometimes not but if you’re a writer, you learn to deal. Do I lose some fragments of ideas when I’m driving or at the doctor’s office? Sure. It happens, […]

Scary…to me


Scary…to Me Traci Kenworth   I considered many ways to write this blog but I couldn’t quite pinpoint what I wanted to say. We can define horror in many ways: evil, savage, beastly, to name a few. The fact of the matter is, the types are endless. When I write scary stories, it’s not to […]

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 […]