Writerly Things 7/20/2020 Traci Kenworth


Writerly Things 7/20/2020: When Things Unravel, You Make New Plans Traci Kenworth Oftentimes, in the midst of life when major changes occur, we stumble and try to find an even keel. We’re not quite sure if we should go on with things the way they were before. Change radically. Or fall somewhere in between. This […]

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 […]

Poem and a Story Colleen’s Weekly Tanka Poetry Challenge 7/15/2020 Blessed & Hexed chosen by Anita Dawes Traci Kenworth


We were given the words “blessed” and “hexed.” I chose to use the synonyms, holy and damned in three tankas of 5/7/5, 3/5/3, and 2/3/2. I also added a story. Hope you enjoy! deep in prayer themonk folded his hands uponthe trio of stones lost in flightthe angel waiteddamned to hear blamed forher part inhis […]

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 […]