Writerly Ways 3/3/2020: 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 […]

Writerly Things 3/ 2/2020: Finding Balance Traci Kenworth


Writerly Things 1/20/2020: Finding Balance Traci Kenworth           I know it seems like everyone is telling you to write, write, write all the time, every day. That’s not what balance is about. Balance is about finding a way to make the things you do and the people you care about mingle together in harmony. Let’s […]

Writerly Things 3/1/2020: How to Frequent the Bookstore (When You’re an Author in Hiding) Traci Kenworth


Writerly Things 1/27/2020: How to Frequent a Bookstore When You’re an Author in Hiding Traci Kenworth Recently, I visited a mall bookstore and it got me wondering: how do other authors experience the bookstore when they’re an unknown? Do you keep you head down, minding your own business? Does the smell and the texture of […]

Writerly Things 2/23/2020: Editing Lists Traci Kenworth


Writerly Things 2/24/2020: Editing Lists Traci Kenworth After you make it through the first couple months of a new year (or decade), you start to lose track of your intentions for the year if you’re like me. It’s rush, rush to get through the holidays and then you begin to realize HOW many holidays there […]

Writerly Things 2/23/2020 Traci Kenworth


Writerly Things 2/17/2020: Sticking to the Truth Traci Kenworth “The job of fiction,” Stephen King says, “Is to find the truth within the lies.” What does this mean? What “truth?” What “lies?”         The Story. Everyone has a story to tell. Even though some elements may be similar, your story will not be like anyone […]

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 […]