Five Links 8/1/2020 Traci Kenworth


Had a chaotic week with my mom going into hospital, family stress, and my son getting a job. All in all, things are looking up and we’re on the road to recovery. Five Links 8/1/2020 Traci Kenworth Writing: 1. https://killzoneblog.com/2020/07/the-vision-on-the-stairway.html “Forty years ago—today—I went to a birthday party for one of my best friends from […]

Five Links 7/26/2020 Traci Kenworth


Five Links 7/25/2020 Traci Kenworth Writing: 1. https://megdowell.com/2020/07/24/10-tips-for-eliminating-not-so-obvious-writing-distractions/ 2. 3. 4. 5. Research & Fun Tidbits: 1. https://coldhandboyack.wordpress.com/2020/07/25/technological-nightmares-and-extra-work/ “I’ve been working on my storyboards in drips and drabs. Right now I have six in various stages of completion, and some are nearly complete. There are two stand alone novels, the finale of the Lanternfish trilogy, […]

Five Links 7/18/2020 Traci Kenworth


Five Links 7/18/2020 Traci Kenworth Writing: 1. https://www.livewritethrive.com/2020/07/13/keep-pressing-on-no-matter-what/ “Today’s guest post is by Kristina Naydonova, twelve years old Why is it that we don’t believe in ourselves? Are we too scared to know what it feels like to hit a wall of failure? Do we feel the need to bring ourselves down for validation? Allow […]

Five Links 7/11/2020 Traci Kenworth


Five Links 7/11/2020 Traci Kenworth Writing: 1. https://acflory.wordpress.com/2020/07/10/editing-as-a-pantster/ “A pantster is a writer who ‘writes by the seat of their pants’ – i.e. doesn’t outline in advance. I’m a pantster, mostly, and I learned a long time ago that pantsters have to trust their subconscious. If that little voice says ‘no’ then we have to […]

Five Links 7/5/2020 Traci Kenworth


Five Links 7/4/2020 Traci Kenworth Writing: 1. https://www.livewritethrive.com/2020/06/29/10-must-read-modern-novels-to-inspire-writers/ “Throughout my career, when I’ve spoken at conferences, conventions, and other book events, I’ve been asked for my single biggest piece of advice for new authors wanting to hone their craft. I can’t take credit for this advice. It’s as old as the written word, I think. […]

Five Links 6/27/2020 Traci Kenworth


Five Links 6/27/2020 Traci Kenworth Writing: 1. https://killzoneblog.com/2020/06/why-im-writing-40s-style-pulp.html “In the comments to last Tuesday’s post, Kris asked me about the series of pulp-style stories I’m doing for my Patreon community. It doesn’t take much prompting to get a writer to talk about his work, now does it? So here I go. My parents were friends with one […]

Five Links 5/15/2020 Traci Kenworth


Five Links 5/18/2020 Traci Kenworth Writing: 1. https://nailyournovel.wordpress.com/2020/05/14/from-fragments-we-build-a-book-ep-27-free-podcast-course-for-writers/ 2. https://awriterofhistory.com/2020/05/14/favourite-historical-research-resources-k-m-pohlkamp/ “Her titles give you than hint of noir: Apricots and Wolfsbane, Physicists in Petticoats, Shadows of Hemlock. Last year, K.M. (Kara) posted a very interesting article on her favourite historical research resources and has graciously allowed me to repeat that article here in A Writer of History. My […]

Five Links 5/10/2020 Traci Kenworth


Five Links 5/9/2020 Traci Kenworth Writing: 1. https://writershelpingwriters.net/2020/05/conflict-thesaurus-entry-physical-exhaustion/ “Conflict is very often the magic sauce for generating tension and turning a ho-hum story into one that rivets readers. As such, every scene should contain a struggle of some kind. Maybe it’s an internal tug-of-war having to do with difficult decisions, morals, or temptations. Or it […]

Five Links 4/20/2020 Traci Kenworth


Due to a sinus infection/stiff neck/earache/headache combination, I didn’t get to as many links as I’d hoped. Five Links 4/17/2020 Traci Kenworth Writing: 1. https://killzoneblog.com/2020/04/storytelling-lessons-in-60-seconds-or-less-2.html “The mind wanders, especially when forced to look at the same walls all day. Enter YouTube. It’s the great playground for the bored and stultified. It beckons us with its […]

Five Links 4/10/2020 Traci Kenworth


Five Links 4/11/2020 Traci Kenworth Writing: 1. https://megdowell.com/2020/04/03/writers-just-relax-it-will-change-your-life/ “You might not know it, but you generally do just about everything better when you’re relaxed. When I took voice lessons in college, my instructors spent more time telling me to relax (physically) than just about anything else. I clench and tighten my jaw a lot because […]