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 […]

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 […]

Relationships in Horror


Relationships are Key to Horror Traci Kenworth   For me, when writing horror, the relationships are the key. The ones between your characters and, most importantly, the reader. Because if the reader doesn’t care what happens to them, then the book’s just going to be tossed aside or deteriorate on the shelves. So how do […]

Building on What’s Come Before


  Building on What’s Come Before   Traci Kenworth       As a writer, I always want to build on what’s come before. I want to pull something new out of the hat when it comes to Frankenstein, the Wolfman, and Dracula. Otherwise, it’ll bore the reader. No two vampires are alike in the […]

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 […]

Book Review: Full Dark, No Stars by Stephen King


Book Review: Full Dark, No Stars by Stephen King Traci Kenworth   Scribner 2010 Short Story Collection-Horror 1922 Hook: April 11, 1930. A confession by Wilifred Leland James. He murdered his wife in June of 1922. His son, Henry, at 14, aided him although he beat fear into him over a two month period. All […]

Writing in the Dark


Writing in the Dark Traci Kenworth   I used to write religiously with an outline as I’ve said on here before but lately, I’ve been “writing in the dark” so to speak. Which is to say, I’ve thrown out my outline with my current project and what I’ve begun to do is to take each […]

Another Miss


Another Miss Traci Kenworth   Sorry, everyone, I didn’t get a book review in this week again. More life came into play. Between appointments, errands, and Spring Cleaning the book/s got pushed to the side. I will be back soon and plan to make book reviews a regular feature here. Some problems might occur when […]

A New Award–I’m Honored!!


Thanks to Jenny Keller Ford, I’ve been awarded The Paperclip Award. Here are my questions to answer: 1.When you were little, what did you want to be when you grew up? Famous. Lol. I just always wanted to be in the lime light–an actress, dancer, singer. I used to write my speeches out in acceptance […]