The Beauty of Writing by Traci Kenworth


The Beauty of Writing Traci Kenworth I was probably twelve or thirteen when I began using makeup. Eye shadow. Liner. Rouge. Lipstick. Any and all of it. I wished in later years, that I’d taken it slower like my one friend in high school whose parents only allowed her lipstick for many years. Of course, […]

Teen Topics to the Tune of Characters: Heartbreak Traci Kenworth


Teen Topics to the Tune of Characters: Heartbreak Traci Kenworth Can you imagine waited bated breath as your crush focused on his best friend, your current best female friend as well? The torture suffocated her. Oh, why couldn’t he look at her that way? She knew every angle to his face. Every deep lash that […]

Writerly Things 10/21/2020 Traci Kenworth


Writerly Things 10/19/2020 Traci Kenworth Update: The adjuster was out, and he said it’d take a week for the insurance to get back to me. They will send the money, if any, to the mortgage company who decides whether to approve project or not. Been through this before. A lot of contractors don’t want to […]

Writerly Things 8/24/2020 Traci Kenworth


Writerly Things 8/24/2020: Settling in to a New Routine Traci Kenworth Things are finally starting to settle into a new routine for me with driving the kids to their work, errands, cleaning, and writing. Thankfully, the kids work at the same place and the same hours but not always the same days off with the […]

Writerly Things 8/17/2020 Traci Kenworth


Writerly Things 8/17/2020: Forgiveness as We Age Traci Kenworth Mistakes run the course of our lives. So does forgiveness, if we let it. God doesn’t just forgive you one time and if you backslide, that’s it. He does so infinitely. We can be disappointed in ourselves when we realize the error of our ways but […]

Writerly Things 7/6/2020 Traci Kenworth


Writerly Things 7/6/2020: What Makes a Good Post Traci Kenworth What goes into writing a hopefully “good” post? Luck? Sure. Thought? Yes. Research? Maybe. A lot of times though, most topics have been covered relentlessly. Bringing something fresh into the mix helps. There are those that follow prompts for what to write for their blog […]

Five Links 6/27/2020 Traci Kenworth


Five Links 6/27/2020 Traci Kenworth Writing: 1. https://killzoneblog.com/2020/06/why-im-writing-40s-style-pulp.html “In the comments to last Tuesday’s post, Kris asked me about the series of pulp-style stories I’m doing for my Patreon community. It doesn’t take much prompting to get a writer to talk about his work, now does it? So here I go. My parents were friends with one […]

Writerly Things 4/26/2020: Venturing Out Traci Kenworth


Writerly Things 4/27/2020: Venturing Out Traci Kenworth How many of you have started to view masks as the normal wear when out and about? It’s strange how it’s gone from weird to just another part of the day. How will we be changed for the better and worse when this is all over? What’s the […]

Writerly Things 4/20/2020: Should You Pass on Putting Real Events in Your Story? Traci Kenworth


Writerly Things 4/20/2020: Should You Pass on Real-Life Events in Your Novel or Include Them to Display Realism in your Stories? Traci Kenworth Do you add real-life events to your stories as you go along, and they occur or do you just skip as though they never happened? Once upon a time, as a young […]