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 […]

Writerly Things 2/27/2020: Reaffirming Goals Traci Kenworth


Writerly Things 2/3/2020: Reaffirming Goals Traci Kenworth Okay, so it’s February and some time’s slipped through your fingers in regards to your goals. That’s okay! It’s fine! You can always reaffirm your goals at any time. I like to take stock on things when Feb. hits to see how I’m doing. Faith. I’ve been trying […]

Five Links 2/22/2020


The links to a product that lead to Amazon are called affiliate links. I receive a small commission if you purchase through the click. These links are all books or items I’ve read or used and highly recommend. They are keepers for me. Five Links 2/22/2020 Traci Kenworth Writing: 1. https://writershelpingwriters.net/2020/02/fall-in-love-with-your-second-act/ “You better believe there […]

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Writing: 1. http://www.tatumflynn.net/1/post/2014/02/the-writers-9-stages-of-fear.html 2. http://jamigold.com/2014/02/how-to-make-turning-points-drive-arcs-and-themes/ 3. http://mythicscribes.com/writing-techniques/romance-tips-for-writers/ 4. http://blog.sevantownsend.com/2014/02/keep-in-character.html 5.http://thewritelife.com/become-a-better-writer-even-short-on-time/ Short Story: 1. http://amloki.blogspot.com/2014/02/do-your-shortstories-begin-in-ideas-or.html 2. https://notenoughwords.wordpress.com/2011/05/09/what-to-do-with-short-stories/ 3. http://writeitsideways.com/10-resources-to-help-you-write-a-great-short-story/ 4. http://pimpmynovel.blogspot.com/2011/06/long-and-short-of-it.html 5. http://thebluestockingblog.blogspot.com/2011/09/when-novels-ideas-masquerade-as-short.html Horror: 1. http://clarionfoundation.wordpress.com/2012/10/01/writers-craft-92-three-ways-to-end-a-horror-story/ 2. http://www.tphperfecthouse.com/2012/08/27/history-of-horror-found-footage/ 3. http://warriorwriters.wordpress.com/2013/09/27/why-writing-horror-is-should-be-hard-part-1/ 4. http://www.thisishorror.co.uk/columns/antipodean-nights/10-must-read-australian-horror-writers/ 5. http://www.tor.com/blogs/2012/06/whatever-happened-to-horror Fantasy: 1. https://ingridsnotes.wordpress.com/2011/07/29/14-quick-tips-for-fantastic-fantasy-writing/ 2. http://aidanmoher.com/blog/2011/07/articles/guest-post-fantasy-imagination-and-the-hero-a-response-to-michael-j-sullivan-by-john-ginsberg-stevens/ 3. http://io9.com/10-key-terms-that-will-help-you-appreciate-fantasy-lite-1463800561 4. http://fantasy-faction.com/2011/sci-fri 5. http://www.omnivoracious.com/2011/02/modern-heroic-fantasy-vibrant-and-diverse-or-bankrupt-and-nihilistic.html

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Horror: 1) http://seanhtaylor.blogspot.com/2012/05/horror-of-it-all-writers-on-being-scary.html 2) http://www.writer.ly/community/write-horror-tips-first-time-horror-writers/ 3) http://gointothestory.blcklst.com/2012/10/script-to-screen-the-rocky-horror-picture-show.html 4) http://warriorwriters.wordpress.com/2010/10/11/what-writers-can-learn-from-the-masters-of-horror/ 5) http://www.blackgate.com/2013/09/02/adventures-in-horrific-fantasy-literature/ Fantasy: 1) https://ingridsnotes.wordpress.com/2011/07/29/14-quick-tips-for-fantastic-fantasy-writing/ 2) http://aidanmoher.com/blog/2011/07/articles/guest-post-fantasy-imagination-and-the-hero-a-response-to-michael-j-sullivan-by-john-ginsberg-stevens/ 3) http://io9.com/10-key-terms-that-will-help-you-appreciate-fantasy-lite-1463800561 4) https://annemhairisimpson.wordpress.com/2011/03/28/building-your-fantasy-world-fantasy-creatures-part-3/ 5) http://fantasy-faction.com/2011/sci-fri Short Stories: 1) http://www.magicalwords.net/edmund-r.-schubert/breaking-in-to-publication-short-stories-vs.-novels/?utm_source=feedburner&utm_medium=feed&utm_campaign=Feed:+MagicalWords+(Magical+Words)&utm_content=Google+Reader 2) http://www.andrewjackwriting.com/2011/06/should-writers-self-publish-short-stories/ 3) http://pimpmynovel.blogspot.com/2011/06/long-and-short-of-it.html 4) http://blog.janicehardy.com/2012/05/guest-author-diana-bocco-how-short.html 5) http://diymfa.com/2012/04/30/why-short-stories-matter-guest-post-by-emma-komlos-hrobsky/ Writing: 1) http://kriswrites.com/2014/01/29/the-business-rusch-marketing-and-readers-discoverability-part-who-knows/ 2) http://www.itsonlyanovel.com/2014/01/27/the-terrible-truth-my-writing-journey/ 3) http://www.karencioffiwritingandmarketing.com/2014/01/writing-pesky-adverbs-or-no.html?spref=fb 4) http://www.leelofland.com/wordpress/creating-and-writing-believable-villains-a-tasty-recipe/ 5) http://paulbogaards.tumblr.com/post/75143223535/things-publishers-say

To Wait or Not…


    To Wait or Not…   Traci Kenworth       So, I’ve got this dilemma. Now that I’ve finished my first draft of my current wip, I’m   not sure how long to wait in-between drafts. I’ve gone a couple weeks already since writing “the end.” I’m wondering if I should wait another […]

The Stage


Clarita from Morquefile. The Stage Traci Kenworth   My hand closed on the curtain leading to the stage. This was it. The big moment. Before I’d been a part of the audience, this time, the devue had come for me. At fourteen, I’d longed for the year I’d be chosen. My chance to escape from […]

Still on Hiatus…


Still on hiatus… Traci Kenworth     Well, the betas are off! For those of you who don’t know what betas are, they’re readers who take on the challenge of reading over your manuscript before its published to catch any glaring errors/plot holes etc. They’re invaluable to a writer and I’m grateful for each and […]

The Three Faces of Death


The Three Faces of Death Traci Kenworth   That summer came in early, wet and stormy. I danced in a few puddles, and then cringed at the thought of someone seeing me out here, acting so childish. Seventeen wasn’t an age to veer from your course, otherwise, you could end up backtracked to Antarctica when […]