Five Links 11/9/19 Traci Kenworth


Five Links 11/9/19 Traci Kenworth Writing: 1. https://killzoneblog.com/2019/11/stretch-your-style.html “Not every writer is interested in style. If they can write lean, mean plots that move, with interesting characters and a satisfying ending, that’s enough. They’d rather write fast and turn out more work than spend extra time trying to find the “right” words. Isaac Asimov was such a […]

Book Talk 11/1/19: Jack M. Bickman’s Setting Traci Kenworth


Book Talk 11/1/19: Jack M. Bickham’s Setting Traci Kenworth Setting: The Elements of Fiction Writing by Jack M. Bickham 1994 Writer’s Digest Books. Amazon’s Blurb: Suggests ways of creating an appropriate setting and incorporating it into the story, discussing the function of a setting, how it can affect story meaning, and how it can advance […]

Seven Links 10/12/19 Traci Kenworth


Seven Links 10/12/19 Traci Kenworth Writing: 1. https://lithub.com/philip-pullman-on-childrens-literature-and-the-critics-who-disdain-it/ “This talk is going to be partly at least about children’s literature, or so it says in the program. I should say at the outset that I’m not going to treat the subject in an academic way, even if I could; I find it hard to think […]

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, […]

Procrastinating…and the details


  Procrastinating…and the details   Traci Kenworth       Procrastination has been a serious wrench in my editing/rewriting as of late. Doubts sometimes creep in when we’re working on a project and this was no exception. Not misgivings about the story, but, well, me as a writer. Around me, I’ve watched others moving on […]

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 […]