Writerly Ways 1/13/2020: Making Excuses Not to Try Traci Kenworth


Writerly Things 1/13/20: Making Excuses Not to Try Traci Kenworth Are You Where You Want to Be? Have you reached all your goals? Is there still one more or a few to go? For years now, I’ve strived to be published. It wasn’t my time, I know. There was still a lot to learn. What […]

Five Links 12/7/19 Traci Kenworth


Five Links 12/7/19 Traci Kenworth Writing: 1. https://killzoneblog.com/2019/12/learning-from-the-movies-the-kings-speech.html “Imagine a hungry young screenwriter getting invited to a pitch session on a studio lot. “What’ve you got for me, kid?” the producer says. “Okay,” the screenwriter says, “we have this guy, see, he’s a king, see, and he’s got to make a speech. Only the guy […]

Five Links 11/16/19 Traci Kenworth


Five Links 11/16/19 Traci Kenworth Writing: 1. https://killzoneblog.com/2019/11/give-your-character-a-dream.html “This past week on Monday Night Football between the Dallas Cowboys and the New York Giants, play was interrupted for a short time when a black cat somehow wandered onto the field. No one knows where it came from or (as of this writing) where it is […]

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 […]

Writerly Things 10/28/19: Are All Writers Going to Survive their Journey? Traci Kenworth


Writerly Things 10/28/19: Will Everyone Survive their Writer Journey? Traci Kenworth I won’t lie, the writing field is crowded. More so than yesterday. Indie publishing has taken hold, and everyone wants to be a writer. Is There a Market for Us All? That’s a question only the audience can answer. Certainly, they love stories, all […]

Five Links 10/26/19 Traci Kenworth


Five Links 10/26/19 Traci Kenworth Writing: 1. https://writersinthestormblog.com/2019/10/creating-a-multi-use-logline/ “When I first started writing, I remember someone asking me what my book was about. I stammered and stalled, trying to think about how to best describe it. “Um…it’s about this guy, see? He um…well…he’s kind of a…” “Just give me your elevator pitch.” I stood there […]

Writerly Things 10/21/19: Question of the Day Traci Kenworth


Writerly Things: 10/21/19: Question of the Day: Do You Make a Living as a Writer Whether Traditional or Indie? Traci Kenworth No need to go into specifics, just a quick question to figure things out. Does your writing make enough to support you? Or do you rely on your day job and use writing as […]