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Writing Links…7/3/17

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Writing Links…7/3/17

Traci Kenworth



  1. Put some flash and flowers to the description.
  2. Are your comic relief characters doing more?



  1. Are you going to YAllFest in Nov.?
  2. What are your goals for the rest of the year? Mine is to finish TA and start a new YA project GW. I still have to edit my historical as well as get my beta back for my current YA project MF. More about this later.
  4. How do you feel about sequels?


Romance/Women’s Fiction:

  1. It’s all in the sauce.



  1. Deep p.o.v.
  2. Characters should grow but remain flawed. Good advice. If there’s no flaws, the story would be over.
  3. Do you write speculative?



  1. Used to store tithes for church.
  2. Was a circle practical for wagon trains?
  3. War of 1812.



  1. Tips on writing high-quality fiction quickly.
  2. Books worth a look.
  3. Earliest memories of art and illustration. Nick Gucker.
  5. Some insight into Teri’s writing process. I’ve recently come to outlines as well but I can still get pulled from them on occasion, sometimes for the better.



  1. The Hot shot agent.
  2. All about Margot’s writing.
  3. How she was inspired by her sister to write her first romantic suspense novel.


Short Stories/Anthologies/Novella/Comics:

  1. Harriet and Alice—together again?
  2. A relationship.
  3. Where are you at on your goals this weekend? I hope to keep going on TA and work on my next planned goal: Pitch Wars.
  4. A bad turn.



  1. LOVE the line about the stars!



  1. Writer’s Journal. I think this is one of my best tools. I keep them beside me at night for that instant I wake up with a thread of a story. I also use them to plot out my stories, do character studies.
  2. I don’t think it’s vanity. To me, vanity is someone in a publishing position taking advantage of said writer.
  3. Have you freshened up your website lately?
  4. How long should you hold on to a story? I, too, have to break myself of the over-polish temptation.
  5. Want a way to keep track of reviews?
  6. Books arranged bottom to top by age. I think this would be a great idea all around. Keep the books at the readers level.



  1. Do you wonder if it’s passion that makes you pursue writing? For me, it’s the magic of creating something from nothing that keeps me going. Even if no one reads a word I write, I would still do it. It’s not a lost cause to me. I do hope to eventually have readers for my stories. That’s another reason I work at my craft: to make things better.
  2. Have you used this motivation with a character? How did it work out?
  3. Good to know!
  4. A look.
  5. Funny is in the eye of the beholder.



  1. How do you balance things? I take it one day at a time, doing the most important thing first: writing ideally. Some days though, other things come up but lately I’ve found myself writing in spurts when I do get back to things. Then to unwind, I work on these blog posts in spare time but most of the time, I end up binging on posts on a Friday night and Sat.
  2. What were your favorite bands? I liked country music but I did listen to rock as well. Nowadays, I listen to country, classic rock, and Christian music. I love to sing and I know quite a lot of songs by my favorites.
  3. Some sites.
  4. More adventures. I’ve been fascinated by stone circles since reading Outlander by Diana Gabaldon.
  5. Has sugar got a hold on you?
  6. Big or small company, it doesn’t matter.
  7. How does Scrivener help you?
  8. Some of the best storytellers? I think they can be, yes.
  9. Are we getting less attentive? The first pages are crucial these days.
  10. When do you think you grow the most?
  11. I’m glad I didn’t live during this era. I know that some criminals get sentenced to death, but I wouldn’t be one to want to watch such.
  12. Beautiful pics!
  13. College days.
  14. Words to watch for.
  15. Links for the week.



I write YA as Traci Kenworth. I also write romance as Loleta Abi.

24 thoughts on “Writing Links…7/3/17

  1. Hi Tracy,
    I know Debby and John.
    I found you on Sally’s site. I teach history and I love sci-fi so this list is perfect for me. Thank you for compiling it. It must’ve taken you a long time from the looks of the length of the list.

    Liked by 1 person

    1. It does take a while. This week was a short list actually with the holiday, I didn’t get a chance to do as much. I usually work on the lists throughout the week and schedule them on Sun. Thanks, for stopping by! And glad to be able to be of help.

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