Book Talk 8/18/17

Vivid and memorable characters aren’t born: they have to be made. This book is a set of tools: literary crowbars, chisels, mallets, pliers and tongs. Use them to pry, chip, yank and sift good characters out of the place where they live in your memory, your imagination and your soul. Award-winning author Orson Scott Card […]

Reading Links 8/14/17

Reading Links…8/15/17 Traci Kenworth   Fantasy/Dystopian/UF/Paranormal/SF: Winner of the 2016 Rosemary awards for paranormal fiction. Can they unravel an ancient mystery? Two new bundles. Will she become the realm’s savior? Or executioner? Ninjas, spies, robots, and ghosts. Round-up of paranormal and paranormal romance. They are coming.   MG/YA: […]

Writing Links 8/14/17

Writing Links 8/14/17 Traci Kenworth   Fantasy/Dystopian/UF/Paranormal/SF: Meet Cohen. A fourth grade Guardian of the Galaxy. Do you like your characters with sass and snark? Or prefer wisdom? I prefer the wisdom. Not that I don’t have sassy characters at time, but the wise ones tend to be easier to handle. […]

Book Talk 8/4/17

Book Talk…8/4/17 Traci Kenworth Red Rising by Pierce Brown 2014 Del Rey. I won this is a contest with FantasyLiterature. “Ender, Katniss, and now Darrow.”—Scott Sigler   Pierce Brown’s relentlessly entertaining debut channels the excitement of The Hunger Games by Suzanne Collins and Ender’s Game by Orson Scott Card. “I live for the dream that my children will be […]