Book Review: Writing & Selling the YA Novel by K.L. Going


    Writing & Selling the YA Novel by K.L. Going   Traci Kenworth       2008 Writer’s Digest Books an imprint of F & W Publications, Inc.   Author of Saint Iggy and Fat Kid Rules the World       This book is set up like a class schedule with such chapters […]

The Stage


Clarita from Morquefile. The Stage Traci Kenworth   My hand closed on the curtain leading to the stage. This was it. The big moment. Before I’d been a part of the audience, this time, the devue had come for me. At fourteen, I’d longed for the year I’d be chosen. My chance to escape from […]

When it’s Okay


When it’s Okay to be in Love with Your Writing & when it’s not Traci Kenworth   Okay, so you just know you’ve written the one. You’re trembling with excitement, on fire with ambition, ready to shoot past the stars. Hold on there. Have you ran your brilliant creation past your critique groups and beta […]

The Three Faces of Death


The Three Faces of Death Traci Kenworth   That summer came in early, wet and stormy. I danced in a few puddles, and then cringed at the thought of someone seeing me out here, acting so childish. Seventeen wasn’t an age to veer from your course, otherwise, you could end up backtracked to Antarctica when […]

My Writing Style


My Writing Style Traci Kenworth   This is something I see discussed a lot by other writers: what their style is when it comes to their writing. Finding it. Embracing it. Expanding on it. To be honest, it’s not something I concentrate on. I’m afraid I’ll mess things up too much if I tinker with […]

By the Roadside…


By the Roadside (Observations on life, books and the like…) Traci Kenworth   Living where I do, in Amish country, is simple, easy, and a bit breath-taking. You see some quaint things you don’t see every day in the city. I think it’s part of the charm. Yet, more and more residents are having to […]

Eek, The Answer to Where I’d Go During Zombie Apocalypse


Eeek…The Answer to Where I’d Go During a Zombie Apocalypse(and Other Little Horrors) Traci Kenworth   Okay, so me and the ladies we’re talking a bit about what we’d do if zombies suddenly occupied the streets. For me, living out in Amish country, I’d be a little late to the news. And I couldn’t rely […]

How to Choose Which Genre…


Choosing the Genre in Which to Write Traci Kenworth   I’m going to divert from “How to Breathe Life into Your Characters” this week to discuss what genre you should think of putting your book in. There’s so many to choose from, and different shades of each. You have your Science Fiction-Fantasy that breaks up […]

How to Breathe Life into Your Characters VI


How to Breathe Life into Your Characters VI Introductions   The way you bring your hero/heroine onto the page is important. Some say to start with a big bang, but that doesn’t allow your character enough time for the reader to come to identify with him/her. You want to begin with the inciting incident, for […]

The Gaming Hall


  Photo credit jppi from morguefile. The Gaming Hall Traci Kenworth   I wasn’t supposed to be in here, to see what went on, but hey, when your sixteen rules are meant to be broken. Especially when it may attract attention from parents who act like you don’t exist anymore since the divorce. Not that […]