Writerly Things 4/26/2020: Venturing Out Traci Kenworth


Writerly Things 4/27/2020: Venturing Out Traci Kenworth How many of you have started to view masks as the normal wear when out and about? It’s strange how it’s gone from weird to just another part of the day. How will we be changed for the better and worse when this is all over? What’s the […]

Writerly Things 4/20/2020: Should You Pass on Putting Real Events in Your Story? Traci Kenworth


Writerly Things 4/20/2020: Should You Pass on Real-Life Events in Your Novel or Include Them to Display Realism in your Stories? Traci Kenworth Do you add real-life events to your stories as you go along, and they occur or do you just skip as though they never happened? Once upon a time, as a young […]

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 […]

Writerly Things 4/6/2020: Writing & Confinement Traci Kenworth


Writerly Things 4/6/2020: Confinement and the Writer Traci Kenworth We spend so much time practicing our craft, when we look up days could’ve gone by. If we’re not interacting with a spouse or kids even longer. So why is the confinement to our homes bothering us so much? When We’re Forced to do Something. Put […]

Five Links 4/3/2020 Traci Kenworth


Five Links 4/4/2020 Traci Kenworth Writing: 1. https://killzoneblog.com/2020/03/lets-have-some-fun-2.html “Goodness knows, we need all the fun we can get right now. So in lieu of my usual craft column, I’m declaring today an official TKZ Fun Zone (TKZFZ). Let’s play a game. The name of the game is Less Interesting Books. You take a well known […]

Writerly Things 3/20/2020: Keeping it Steady Traci Kenworth


Writerly Things 3/30/2020: Keeping it Steady Traci Kenworth In these times of uncertainty, it’s good to keep things steady. You may be stuck at home, whether you’re working from home or unemployed, taking care of the kids, or at home from college. Whatever the situation, try to make the best of it. Try a Hobby. […]

Book Talk 4/2/2020 Traci Kenworth


Book Talk 4/3/2020 Traci Kenworth Nothing here either. I’ve rearranged my office surroundings. Now, I can see better out the window. My desk seems to have more space as well. The wonders reconfiguring things can do. We’ve finally had a couple days off since this whole thing began. It’s nice to relax and not stress […]

Book Talk 3/27/2020: Additions to YA Traci Kenworth


Book Talk 3/27/2020: Additions to What I’m Reading in YA Traci Kenworth Hood by Jenny Elder Moke. I know, a short, short list of additions. I’ve got so many in the rotation right now, trying to keep up. How are things for you at home? Safe, I hope. We are hanging in there. Watching the […]

Writerly Things 3/23/2020: A Glimpse of the Normal Traci Kenworth


Writerly Things 3/23/2020: A Glimpse of the Normal Traci Kenworth Today, while out and about, I caught a glimpse of the normal. At least, what normal used to be. People being sensible with their grocery shopping. Their carts not overflowed. Their attitudes not belligerent and cross. They seemed as though they were hitting their stride […]

Writerly Things 3/16/2020: YA Writing Tips Traci Kenworth


Writerly Things 3/16/2020: YA Writing Tips Traci Kenworth Looking for some tips for YA writing? The following instances may help you especially when you’re stuck or facing that blank page and unsure of what to write about. Prompts. These seem to help YA writing a lot. In truth, ANY writing. Prompts give us something to […]