Five Links 3/19/2020 Traci Kenworth


Five Links 3/20/2020 Traci Kenworth Writing: 1. https://killzoneblog.com/2020/03/dont-stress-over-things-you-cant-control.html “Sometimes I wake up in the middle of the night and my mind is abuzz. It could be that the Boys in the Basement are hard at work, and making a lot of noise. It might be that extra bit of spicy tuna I chomped at dinner. […]

Five Links 3/13/2020 Traci Kenworth


Five Links 3/13/2020 Traci Kenworth Writing: 1. https://killzoneblog.com/2020/03/scene-writing-is-where-the-fun-happens-2.html “We’ve had some good posts and comments about writing methods, grouped generally under the two broad headings of plotter/outliner and pantser. You can read the latest entries HERE and HERE. What I want to examine today is a bromide I often hear when this subject comes up. It issues from the pantsing side […]

Five Links 3/9/2020 Traci Kenworth


Five Links 11/23/19 Traci Kenworth Writing: 1. http://booksbywomen.org/step-away-from-your-comfort-zone-by-beverley-harvey/ “For the last month, my writing has stalled. Spectacularly. It’s not time, opportunity or commitment that I lack, it’s motivation and self-belief.  Like myriad writers, I am prone to introspection, anxiety and low self-esteem. No sympathy required here; I count myself lucky that I manage these personality […]

Five Links 3/6/2020 Traci Kenworth


Five Links 3/6/2020 Traci Kenworth Writing: 1. https://killzoneblog.com/2020/03/whats-the-best-way-to-discover-your-story.html “Not many people know that the decades-long feud between the Hatfields and McCoys started at a writers conference. The head of the Hatfield clan was an outliner. McCoy was a pantser. They were on a panel together and things got heated. Then the shooting started. In those […]

Five Links 3/06/2020 Traci Kenworth


Five Links 1/11/20 Traci Kenworth Writing: 1. https://writershelpingwriters.net/2020/01/capturing-an-unhappy-relationship-a-writers-roadmap/ “Relationships are a complicated beast, and if you write romance like me, then you’re wed (pun intended) to the HEA ending (happily ever after). But the reality is, we have a divorce rate of almost 1 in 2 marriages; so as much fun as it is to […]

Five Links 3/3/2020 Traci Kenworth


Five Links 1/18/2020 Traci Kenworth Writing: 1. https://writershelpingwriters.net/2020/01/six-steps-to-setting-yourself-up-financially-as-a-writer-in-2020/ “I’ve always loved the energy of a New Year. It’s alive with intentions and goals and the buzz of a fresh start. This New Year feels even more special because it’s the start of a new decade too. With that in mind, do you know where you […]

Five Links 3/2/2020 Traci Kenworth


Five Links 1/25/2020 Traci Kenworth Writing: 1. https://killzoneblog.com/2020/01/on-cheating.html “Today is a “need to vent” post. Indulge me. As you’ve no doubt heard by now, my Dodgers, who have not won a World Series since 1988, were cheated out of the 2017 series by the Houston Astros. It was a seven-game series, mind you, so any […]

Five Links 2/15/2020 Traci Kenworth


Five Links 2/15/2020 Traci Kenworth Writing: 1. https://litreactor.com/interviews/blood-in-the-gears-paul-tremblay-on-the-craft-of-writing “What is something you know now about writing novels that you wish you’d known when you first started out? I started writing short stories, so I slowly transitioned into novels eventually. My first few attempts were failed attempts. And what made that transition difficult was the realization […]

Five Links 2/27/2020 Traci Kenworth


Five Links 2/1/2020 Traci Kenworth Writing: 1. https://killzoneblog.com/2020/01/further-reflections-on-the-mirror-moment.html “I enjoy getting emails and tweets from writers regarding the “mirror moment,” which is the subject of my book, Write Your Novel From the Middle. Recently I received two that I thought would make good fodder for a post (we at TKZ are always looking for good fodder). […]

Five Links 2/26/2020 Traci Kenworth


Five Links 2/8/2020 Traci Kenworth Writing: 1. https://killzoneblog.com/2020/02/the-curse-of-expository-dialogue.html “There are times when I need ten minutes of The Three Stooges. You know what I’m talking about. You’ve spent a long day writing some tough pages. Or you were bottled up in your cubicle at work, untangling your boss’s mess. Or maybe you were caught up […]