First Update for the New Year…


  First Update for the Year   Traci Kenworth       I intended to post this early this morning but got sidetracked by black ice and a fall. I’m okay, my knees are just a little banged up and hand and legs hurt but otherwise, A-OK.  Just wasn’t expecting the ground to slip out […]

Where I’m At…


  I finished my read-through of my first draft. Monday, I began the slow but necessary process of edits. I’m pretty excited and happy with what I’ve come up with so far. I’ve changed one character from male to female and yesterday, I decided to put her in conflict-mode with the hero. I think this […]

The Inciting Incident


The Inciting Incident Traci Kenworth   According to Wiki Answer the inciting incident is, “The conflict that begins the action of the story and causes the protagonist to react.” I.E. Cas moves in order to confront/exorcise ghosts, he’s killed seventeen in the past but Anna Dressed in Blood is something he’s never seen before, even […]

How to Breath Life into Your Characters III


How to Breathe Life in Your Characters Part III Background Info.   Now that you’ve gotten your characters’ names figured out as well as their descriptions, it’s time to move onto their backgrounds. For example, who are their parents? Where did they grow up, when is their birthday? The more detail you can put into […]