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 […]

Things That Go Bump in the Night

Things That Go Bump in the Night Traci Kenworth   I prefer the word Scary book to Horror. Most likely because most people think of horror as an abomination and although some of the things I write about, no doubt, are, I still prefer to leave the reader with something to think about on a […]

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 […]

Building on What’s Come Before

  Building on What’s Come Before   Traci Kenworth       As a writer, I always want to build on what’s come before. I want to pull something new out of the hat when it comes to Frankenstein, the Wolfman, and Dracula. Otherwise, it’ll bore the reader. No two vampires are alike in the […]

Scary…to me

Scary…to Me Traci Kenworth   I considered many ways to write this blog but I couldn’t quite pinpoint what I wanted to say. We can define horror in many ways: evil, savage, beastly, to name a few. The fact of the matter is, the types are endless. When I write scary stories, it’s not to […]

Book Review: Full Dark, No Stars by Stephen King

Book Review: Full Dark, No Stars by Stephen King Traci Kenworth   Scribner 2010 Short Story Collection-Horror 1922 Hook: April 11, 1930. A confession by Wilifred Leland James. He murdered his wife in June of 1922. His son, Henry, at 14, aided him although he beat fear into him over a two month period. All […]