Horror Reveal


Horror Reveal Traci Kenworth   Is it better to reveal the monster in the beginning all at once or to show glimpses as you go along? I prefer doing the snaps, the flashes that make the characters wonder: what’s out there? To tease the reader with your monster leads to a build-up that you must […]

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 […]

Update Feb. 7, 2013


  Update Feb. 7, 2013   Traci Kenworth       I’m still in the editing/rewriting stages on my wip. Although it may not seem like I’m making much progress (it feels like it’s been forever doing this), truly I am. My story has undergone such changes that will make it better, stronger, hopefully more […]

Jan. 24, 2013 Update


  Jan, 24, 2013: Update   Traci Kenworth       Editing is going well. I tend to pick at things writing-wise and it takes me longer than getting that first draft written which, I suppose, is as it should be. Editing takes times. It’s about looking at things and making sure you have everything […]

Update on Progress


    Progress Update   Traci Kenworth       Things are going well so far. I’m digging deeper and deeper into edits and the changes   and questions that have come up. So far, I’ve changed one character’s gender and ethnicity, tweaked the background, and considered whether to leave-in or take-out the brief backstories […]

Off I go, Editing


    Off I go, Editing   Traci Kenworth       The days have passed quicker than I thought. Editing time has arrived. I’m going to begin   with a read-through of LATWD and see what catches/problems I see. I began writing the book about March of this year. So I guess it’s been […]

The Monster Show


    The Monster Show   Traci Kenworth       Who didn’t go to a monster show at some point growing up? I remember sitting on the couch every Saturday when I was twelve or thirteen watching the local channel’s Scream Theater showing. Frankenstein’s monster, the she-devil, and BIG bugs reigned. Armed with a […]