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 […]

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 […]

Five Links 10/17/2020 Traci Kenworth


Five Links 10/17/2020 Traci Kenworth Writing: 1. https://killzoneblog.com/2020/10/should-a-fiction-writer-use-a-thesaurus.html “In college my roommates and I used to play a game with a dictionary. We cleverly called it “The Dictionary Game.” It was played with a big dictionary and scraps of paper. When it was your turn you’d look through the dictionary until you came across a […]

Five Links 10/10/2020 Traci Kenworth


Five Links 10/10/2020 Traci Kenworth Writing: 1. https://stevelaube.com/a-writers-fears-a-prayer/ “Save me from fear, Lord.Give me courage to write;make me “bold in our God” (1 Thessalonians 2:2) to write for you,whatever the obstacles or blockages the Enemy may throw in my way. Save me from the fear of rejection;let me write today for your approval first and […]

Five Links 8/29/2020 Traci Kenworth


Five Links 8/29/2020 Traci Kenworth Writing: 1. https://killzoneblog.com/2020/08/have-your-characters-say-what-you-wish-youd-said.html “We’ve all been there. We’re driving home from a party where we were engaged in robust conversation. Someone said something boneheaded and we thought, That was a boneheaded thing to say. But not wishing to hammer that very obvious nail, we did not reply. Now, halfway home, it comes […]

Five Links 8/9/2020 Traci Kenworth


Five Links 8/8/2020 Traci Kenworth Writing: 1. https://stevelaube.com/realistic-language-in-fiction/ “I’m a former crime reporter and trauma survivor with lots of counseling writing a suspense novel. I’m trying to balance Christian fiction guidelines with the speech and behavior I’ve seen in police stations and at crime scenes. I’ve come up with some of my own ways to […]

Five Links 8/1/2020 Traci Kenworth


Had a chaotic week with my mom going into hospital, family stress, and my son getting a job. All in all, things are looking up and we’re on the road to recovery. Five Links 8/1/2020 Traci Kenworth Writing: 1. https://killzoneblog.com/2020/07/the-vision-on-the-stairway.html “Forty years ago—today—I went to a birthday party for one of my best friends from […]