Colleen’s Weekly Tanka 2020 Poetry Challenge Theme Week Traci Kenworth


Below are three haiku and a story inspired by the theme, “The Night Sky,” by Sally Cronin. The syllables are in the form of 5/7/5, 3/5/3, and 2/3/2. Three Haiku and a story Traci Kenworth colored in eggshellsthe dust of the ancientshangs bright in the air bright dots blinkstars and planets glimpsemystery wondercherubiclegend Space Traci […]

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 […]

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Horror: 1) http://seanhtaylor.blogspot.com/2012/05/horror-of-it-all-writers-on-being-scary.html 2) http://www.writer.ly/community/write-horror-tips-first-time-horror-writers/ 3) http://gointothestory.blcklst.com/2012/10/script-to-screen-the-rocky-horror-picture-show.html 4) http://warriorwriters.wordpress.com/2010/10/11/what-writers-can-learn-from-the-masters-of-horror/ 5) http://www.blackgate.com/2013/09/02/adventures-in-horrific-fantasy-literature/ Fantasy: 1) https://ingridsnotes.wordpress.com/2011/07/29/14-quick-tips-for-fantastic-fantasy-writing/ 2) http://aidanmoher.com/blog/2011/07/articles/guest-post-fantasy-imagination-and-the-hero-a-response-to-michael-j-sullivan-by-john-ginsberg-stevens/ 3) http://io9.com/10-key-terms-that-will-help-you-appreciate-fantasy-lite-1463800561 4) https://annemhairisimpson.wordpress.com/2011/03/28/building-your-fantasy-world-fantasy-creatures-part-3/ 5) http://fantasy-faction.com/2011/sci-fri Short Stories: 1) http://www.magicalwords.net/edmund-r.-schubert/breaking-in-to-publication-short-stories-vs.-novels/?utm_source=feedburner&utm_medium=feed&utm_campaign=Feed:+MagicalWords+(Magical+Words)&utm_content=Google+Reader 2) http://www.andrewjackwriting.com/2011/06/should-writers-self-publish-short-stories/ 3) http://pimpmynovel.blogspot.com/2011/06/long-and-short-of-it.html 4) http://blog.janicehardy.com/2012/05/guest-author-diana-bocco-how-short.html 5) http://diymfa.com/2012/04/30/why-short-stories-matter-guest-post-by-emma-komlos-hrobsky/ Writing: 1) http://kriswrites.com/2014/01/29/the-business-rusch-marketing-and-readers-discoverability-part-who-knows/ 2) http://www.itsonlyanovel.com/2014/01/27/the-terrible-truth-my-writing-journey/ 3) http://www.karencioffiwritingandmarketing.com/2014/01/writing-pesky-adverbs-or-no.html?spref=fb 4) http://www.leelofland.com/wordpress/creating-and-writing-believable-villains-a-tasty-recipe/ 5) http://paulbogaards.tumblr.com/post/75143223535/things-publishers-say

Writing on the Darkside


  Writing on the Darkside   Traci Kenworth       A lot of people get nervous when I tell them what I write. I imagine anyone who writes scary stories or horror encounters the same reaction. Add to the mix that I’m a Christian, and the eyebrows raise pointedly. The truth is, there’s a […]

The Confident Writer


The Confident Writer Traci Kenworth   When I first began to take this journey to write for publication, I still viewed it through the lens of an unsure writer. I lacked discipline, a regular schedule, and knowledge of my craft. I was ready to grow, I just wasn’t sure how. That’s why writing in itself […]

To Wait or Not…


    To Wait or Not…   Traci Kenworth       So, I’ve got this dilemma. Now that I’ve finished my first draft of my current wip, I’m   not sure how long to wait in-between drafts. I’ve gone a couple weeks already since writing “the end.” I’m wondering if I should wait another […]

The Mysteries of Writing


    Mysteries of Writing   Traci Kenworth       There are a lot of mysteries it seems when it comes to writing. If you look at the expert advice on the how-tos, certain things are clear: it takes hard work, a regular schedule, and constant openness to ideas and learning to succeed. There’s […]