Finding the Inner Truth/Beauty in Yourself by Traci Kenworth


Finding the Inner Truth/Beauty in Yourself Traci Kenworth The taunts and cruelty growing up can cause you to lose faith in yourself. To not want to be who you are. Anything special, anything unique, you work to do away with. Because that would make you different. And different is bad. Or at least, that seems […]

Seven Links7/13/19 Traci Kenworth


Seven Links…7/13/19 Traci Kenworth Writing: 1. https://killzoneblog.com/2019/07/22029.html “And so it ends, after 67 years. One of the great American institutions, Mad Magazine, is closing up shop. Gone but not forgotten will be the famous Mad mascot, Alfred E. Neuman, whose mysterious background is discussed here. So popular was he that he occasionally ran for president, with the slogan: “You could […]

Writerly Things…10/29/18


Writerly Things…10/29/18 Traci Kenworth   How Do You Find Your Inspiration? Inspiration can be found in anything around us. Take a walk for instance. Fallen leaves, isolation, a campground might inspire you to write a scary tale. A trip to the city might bring up corruption, brutality, and homelessness. Driving down the road might tip […]

When Do You Make Yourself Happy? by Traci Kenworth


When Do You Choose What Makes You Happy? Traci Kenworth Our lives are built around doing things for others. When do you choose what’s right for you? When do you choose what makes you happy? I hear you. Kids. The spouse. Your boss at work. Friends. They all pull us in different directions. And I […]

Are We Haunted By Our Pasts? Traci Kenworth


Are We Haunted By Our Pasts? Traci Kenworth Sometimes what we write comes from within. Something in our pasts, a memory trying to break free. When we stare at the words, we’ve written we realize there’s a familiarity there. Considering what it might be, we wonder: where did that come from? Did it touch upon […]

Book Review: The Girl From the Well Rin Chupeco by Traci Kenworth


Book Review: The Girl From the Well Rin Chupeco by Traci Kenworth Book Blurb: “[A] Stephen Kinglike horror story…A chilling, bloody ghost story that resonates.”― Kirkus From the highly acclaimed author of the Bone Witch trilogy comes a chilling story of a Japanese ghost looking for vengeance and the boy who has no choice but to […]

Pimples That Invade Our Writing by Traci Kenworth


The Pimples That Invade Writing Traci Kenworth Pimples can ruin your day. I remember many a day gazing into the mirror, seeing that horrible red invader. It always showed up in the midst of a big event. Prom. A date. The day of your wedding. Always inconvenient. Always hideous. You just wanted to crawl back […]

A Little Bit of Rouge There… by Traci Kenworth


A Little Bit of Rouge There, A Little Bit of Shade to Our Characters Traci Kenworth Foreshadowing has never been my strong suit. I see authors such as J.K. Rowling that have snuck items in books that the reader wouldn’t have even noticed in the beginning. And then you just look back in awe. How […]

The Beauty of Writing by Traci Kenworth


The Beauty of Writing Traci Kenworth I was probably twelve or thirteen when I began using makeup. Eye shadow. Liner. Rouge. Lipstick. Any and all of it. I wished in later years, that I’d taken it slower like my one friend in high school whose parents only allowed her lipstick for many years. Of course, […]

Teen Topics to the Tune of Characters: Heartbreak Traci Kenworth


Teen Topics to the Tune of Characters: Heartbreak Traci Kenworth Can you imagine waited bated breath as your crush focused on his best friend, your current best female friend as well? The torture suffocated her. Oh, why couldn’t he look at her that way? She knew every angle to his face. Every deep lash that […]

Teen Topics To the Tune of Characters 5/31/2021 Unconditional Love by Traci Kenworth


Teen Topics: To the Tune of Characters 5/31/2021 Traci Kenworth Unconditional Love Jori glanced around the bedroom painted teal with flower bordering. She swallowed hard. How did she luck into this? A queen bed shoved alongside one wall with gold sheet sets matching the white and gold bedroom set. “Do you-like it?” the woman said, […]