Doorways


Doorways Traci Kenworth   The world of fantasy invites us through doorways. Just a glimpse beyond the ordinary, the delicate flowers, the enchanting water, the castle towers. It’s the awe, the wonder that draws us into these stories. The need to find out who or what walks these forests, touches the ocean, breathes upon this […]

2013 in review


The WordPress.com stats helper monkeys prepared a 2013 annual report for this blog. Here’s an excerpt: A San Francisco cable car holds 60 people. This blog was viewed about 1,600 times in 2013. If it were a cable car, it would take about 27 trips to carry that many people. Click here to see the […]

There’s Trees Out There, But What Else?


There’s Trees Out There, But What Else? Traci Kenworth   Sometimes it’s hard to decide what should be in your stories. A hidden brook? An enchanted forest? Elves? All can be fun and yet, just as discouraging. You don’t quite want to bring someone else’s tales to life. You want different. Unique. Where to begin? […]

Writing on the Darkside


  Writing on the Darkside   Traci Kenworth       A lot of people get nervous when I tell them what I write. I imagine anyone who writes scary stories or horror encounters the same reaction. Add to the mix that I’m a Christian, and the eyebrows raise pointedly. The truth is, there’s a […]

On the Oddities Discovered while Researching…


Researching Takes Writers to Some Odd Info… Traci Kenworth   I never know what piece of information I’m going to have to look into while writing stories. Just this past week, I learned about Incorruptible, those are bodies that appear saintly after death such as St. Bernadette—1844-1879 and St. Charbel—1898. Of course, both are known […]

Relationships in Horror


Relationships are Key to Horror Traci Kenworth   For me, when writing horror, the relationships are the key. The ones between your characters and, most importantly, the reader. Because if the reader doesn’t care what happens to them, then the book’s just going to be tossed aside or deteriorate on the shelves. So how do […]