Writerly Things 7/6/2020 Traci Kenworth


Writerly Things 7/6/2020: What Makes a Good Post Traci Kenworth What goes into writing a hopefully “good” post? Luck? Sure. Thought? Yes. Research? Maybe. A lot of times though, most topics have been covered relentlessly. Bringing something fresh into the mix helps. There are those that follow prompts for what to write for their blog […]

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. […]

Writerly Things 6/29/2020: How Important is Appearance with Your Characters? Traci Kenworth


Writerly Things 6/25/2020: How Important is Appearance in Characters? Traci Kenworth Do you take the usual path? Describing a character in details galore? Draw back just a little. What’s most important about them? What sets them apart from others? Is it Their Eyes? Stan is at the coffee corner table and sips his Dragon fruit […]

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 […]

Writerly Things 6/22/2020 Traci Kenworth


Writerly Things 6/22/2020: Does War Bring Out the Best in Our Characters? Traci Kenworth You’ve seem numerous battle scenes. Men and women walking toward their doom or into victory. The question is: does war bring out the best in our characters? Does It Make Them Stronger Individuals? For some perhaps. Others, it makes cowards of. […]

Writerly Things 6/8/2020: Your Hand Upon This Door Traci Kenworth


Writerly Things 6/8/2020: Your Hand Upon This Door Traci Kenworth Since I was young, I’ve always had the vision of the world’s people as one. That’s why I try to write stories with diverse populations. We can always walk toward a better world, a better option. Peace for women and men. Since the beginning of […]

Writerly Things 5/31/2020: The End Point Traci Kenworth


Writerly Things 6/1/2020: The Ending Point Traci Kenworth Do you have an end point to your story? In other words, a theme? Friendship costs. Love wins. Death waits for all men. However, you toss the coin, the message is there. It might be subtle. It might be loud and clear. Hopefully, we learn something. Challenge. […]

Writerly Things 5/25/2020: How Chores are Like Writing Traci Kenworth


Writerly Things 5/25/2020: How Chores are Like Writing Traci Kenworth Everyday, we do things we like to and things we don’t like to. Most of the “don’t like to” falls under the category of chores. I know there are those obsessed with their lawns (like my neighbor next door). He mows continuously even on days […]

Writerly Things 5/17/2020: Writing Short Stories Traci Kenworth


Writerly Things 5/18/2020: Writing Short Stories Traci Kenworth Do you write short stories as well as longer works? It could be good exercises to do the former along with your other writing. Writing muscles develop the longer we practice something. With books, it might take years to finish the product. Short stories can be done […]