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 […]

Regulating Your Writing Time

  Are You Regulating Writing Time to the Background?   Traci Kenworth       It’s so easy to let time get away from us. Letting time slip away that’s reserved for writing here and there due to errands, appointments, life is hard to get back. I know I’ve been going through this for a […]

When the Muse strikes…

  When the Muse Strikes…   Traci Kenworth       Often, if you’re like me, the Muse strikes whenever it wants to. Sometimes, it’s convenient, sometimes not but if you’re a writer, you learn to deal. Do I lose some fragments of ideas when I’m driving or at the doctor’s office? Sure. It happens, […]

Procrastinating…and the details

  Procrastinating…and the details   Traci Kenworth       Procrastination has been a serious wrench in my editing/rewriting as of late. Doubts sometimes creep in when we’re working on a project and this was no exception. Not misgivings about the story, but, well, me as a writer. Around me, I’ve watched others moving on […]

The Confident Writer

The Confident Writer Traci Kenworth   When I first began to take this journey to write for publication, I still viewed it through the lens of an unsure writer. I lacked discipline, a regular schedule, and knowledge of my craft. I was ready to grow, I just wasn’t sure how. That’s why writing in itself […]

Writing in the Dark

Writing in the Dark Traci Kenworth   I used to write religiously with an outline as I’ve said on here before but lately, I’ve been “writing in the dark” so to speak. Which is to say, I’ve thrown out my outline with my current project and what I’ve begun to do is to take each […]


Reading: How Important is it to Writers? Traci Kenworth   The more you read, the better you become as a writer. You’ve heard this before from other authors, people in the industry, etc. But the question is: how important is it? Very. When we read, we open our minds to knowledge, entertainment, and more. Some […]