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Writing Links…10/9/17


Writing Links…10/9/17

Traci Kenworth



  1. Two cons.



  1. Kids want to see themselves in fiction. The real stuff.
  2. Want to start a writing club for kids?
  3. On writing historical fiction.


Romance/Women’s Fiction:

  1. Tools to help you add depth to your characters.



  2. Copyright before 1923, public domain.
  3. Write what you want to know.
  4. Writing with your own method. Whether that’s plotted or pantster, do it your way.
  5. Your first chapter is crucial.





  1. Publications and giveaways.
  2. Q & A session.
  3. Women in horror film festival.
  4. Secrets of the origins of his latest collection.



  1. I agree you should use one name across genres. I use a pen name. It seemed the safest bet with my past and truthfully, I don’t want my ex’s last name to get the credit. I couldn’t change my last name back to my maiden name as my sister-in-law’s name is also Tracie. I liked Kenworth as my dad used to drive trucks and he had a model of one that I kept after he died. I like Kenworth, I hope to one day be able to afford to change my name legally to it.
  2. Halloween reads.


Short Stories/Anthologies/Novella/Comics:

  1. I do keep them but I call them bibles. I work on them at night. Some nights though, ideas just don’t come so I wait until the next does. That might be several days or a week or more.
  2. Getting things done.
  3. The faery and the hummingbird.
  4. Just one more glass.



  1. A mystery.
  2. Flightless wings.



  1. Blank books that are journals for writers.
  2. She has two books and a novella out and she’s making a living from them.
  3. Compare your books to others and look up the readers of those wish lists.
  4. Benefits of co-writing. Print books. Audiobooks.
  5. Self-publishing and the RRBC.
  6. Something new to learn.



  1. Working with others.
  2. Are you preparing for Nano next month? I’ve done it twice in the past. Just last year for instance. I’ve come to see though, it doesn’t work for me. I get some word count and the first time, I completed the story but I’m just an at-my-own-pace kind of writer. Cheers to all you who participate though.
  3. If your character is lacking basic needs, they are going to set off on a journey to fill the void.
  4. How important are blurbs? I write them before I write the book. I find it a lot easier to do it this way, plus you can use the blurb as a guideline for your story. There will be deviations, things happen during the righting but you can pull it back or rewrite it in the end.
  5. Why can’t your protagonist just walk away? If she/he can, you don’t have a story.



  1. Costco expands.
  3. Will this lead to more problems with trolls? Scary thought.
  4. What skills will be important in the future.
  5. Zorba the Greek.
  6. Valuable info on marketing!
  7. Church of Dyce.
  8. Writing about hope.
  9. They make us reliable.




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

18 thoughts on “Writing Links…10/9/17

  1. Thank you, Traci! That first chapter post on Booksandsuch was spot on. I had to change my opening chapter in Pearseus: Rise of the Prince at least a dozen times before I ended up with something that really grabbed a reader’s attention.

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