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. […]

Book Talk 6/12/2020 Sarah J. Maas’s Crown of Midnight Traci Kenworth


Book Talk 6/12/2020: Sarah J. Maas’s Crown of Midnight Traci Kenworth Crown of Midnight by Sarah J. Maas A Throne of Glass Novel Bloomsbury August 2013. Amazon’s blurb: She is the greatest assassin her world has ever known.But where will her conscience, and her heart, lead her? After a year of hard labor in the […]

Five Links 5/30/2020 Traci Kenworth


 Five Links 5/30/2020 Traci Kenworth Writing: 1. https://stevelaube.com/beating-writers-block/ “Some writers scoff at the idea of “writer’s block”—that moment when the writer’s brain seems to freeze and the flow of words seems to have turned off like a faucet. Others swear that it’s a real thing, the bane of the writing life. I tend to think […]

Book Talk 5/22/2020: Kiersten White’s Chosen Traci Kenworth


Book Talk 5/22/2020: Kiersten White’s Chosen Traci Kenworth Chosen by Kiersten White. Simon Pulse. Jan 2020. YA. Amazon’s blurb: A Seventeen Best YA Book of 2020 So FarA Hypable Most Anticipated YA Fantasy Sequel of 2020“Will get Buffy fans up in their feels.” —Entertainment Weekly on Slayer Nina continues to learn how to use her slayer powers against enemies old and […]

Five Links 5/2/2020 Traci Kenworth


Five Links 5/1/2020 Traci Kenworth Writing: 1. https://writershelpingwriters.net/2020/04/conflict-thesaurus-entry-an-estranged-relative-showing-up/ “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 […]

Book Talk 5/1/2020: What I’ve Read in YA Traci Kenworth


Book Talk 5/1/2020: Where I’m at Reading YA Traci Kenworth I’m about to finish one YA book and I’ve started back reading others. I’ve finally been at home with my car needing repairs. I’ve been back in the mood to read and write lately so things should be shifting around eventually here, and more reviews […]

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 […]