Five Links 5/2/2020 Traci Kenworth


Five Links 5/1/2020 Traci Kenworth Writing: 1. https://writershelpingwriters.net/2020/04/conflict-thesaurus-entry-an-estranged-relative-showing-up/ “Conflict is very often the magic sauce for generating tension and turning a ho-hum story into one that rivets readers. As such, every scene should contain a struggle of some kind. Maybe it’s an internal tug-of-war having to do with difficult decisions, morals, or temptations. Or it […]

Book Talk 5/1/2020: What I’ve Read in YA Traci Kenworth


Book Talk 5/1/2020: Where I’m at Reading YA Traci Kenworth I’m about to finish one YA book and I’ve started back reading others. I’ve finally been at home with my car needing repairs. I’ve been back in the mood to read and write lately so things should be shifting around eventually here, and more reviews […]

Book Talk 4/24/2020 Traci Kenworth


Nothing this week. I just started rereading and I’ve been down with a head cold for over a week now. Makeup supplies diminishing? How about some mascara? Blush? Foundation? Lip liner? Lipstick? Eye liner? Eye shadow? Brushes? Makeup? Hair? Planning vacation after things get back up? Need luggage? Tags? Body lotion? Body wash? Perfume? Deodorant? […]

Five Links 4/20/2020 Traci Kenworth


Due to a sinus infection/stiff neck/earache/headache combination, I didn’t get to as many links as I’d hoped. Five Links 4/17/2020 Traci Kenworth Writing: 1. https://killzoneblog.com/2020/04/storytelling-lessons-in-60-seconds-or-less-2.html “The mind wanders, especially when forced to look at the same walls all day. Enter YouTube. It’s the great playground for the bored and stultified. It beckons us with its […]

Five Links 4/10/2020 Traci Kenworth


Five Links 4/11/2020 Traci Kenworth Writing: 1. https://megdowell.com/2020/04/03/writers-just-relax-it-will-change-your-life/ “You might not know it, but you generally do just about everything better when you’re relaxed. When I took voice lessons in college, my instructors spent more time telling me to relax (physically) than just about anything else. I clench and tighten my jaw a lot because […]

Writerly Things 3/20/2020: Keeping it Steady Traci Kenworth


Writerly Things 3/30/2020: Keeping it Steady Traci Kenworth In these times of uncertainty, it’s good to keep things steady. You may be stuck at home, whether you’re working from home or unemployed, taking care of the kids, or at home from college. Whatever the situation, try to make the best of it. Try a Hobby. […]

Book Talk 4/2/2020 Traci Kenworth


Book Talk 4/3/2020 Traci Kenworth Nothing here either. I’ve rearranged my office surroundings. Now, I can see better out the window. My desk seems to have more space as well. The wonders reconfiguring things can do. We’ve finally had a couple days off since this whole thing began. It’s nice to relax and not stress […]

Book Talk 3/27/2020: Roll-Over in What I’m Reading for YA Traci Kenworth


Book Talk 3/27/2020: Roll-Over into What I’m Reading for YA Traci Kenworth I’m reading Wicked Deep by Shea Ernshaw, Saving Grace by Tessa Gratton, Bloodwitch by Susan Dennard, Sightwitch by Susan Dennard, Court of Assassins by Sarah J. Maas, Dark Alley by Mike Anka, Down Among the Sticks and the Bones by Seanan McGuire, Nameless […]

Book Talk 3/27/2020: Additions to YA Traci Kenworth


Book Talk 3/27/2020: Additions to What I’m Reading in YA Traci Kenworth Hood by Jenny Elder Moke. I know, a short, short list of additions. I’ve got so many in the rotation right now, trying to keep up. How are things for you at home? Safe, I hope. We are hanging in there. Watching the […]

Writerly Things 3/23/2020: A Glimpse of the Normal Traci Kenworth


Writerly Things 3/23/2020: A Glimpse of the Normal Traci Kenworth Today, while out and about, I caught a glimpse of the normal. At least, what normal used to be. People being sensible with their grocery shopping. Their carts not overflowed. Their attitudes not belligerent and cross. They seemed as though they were hitting their stride […]