How to Breathe Life into Your Characters Par IV


How to Breathe Life into Your Characters IV Choosing Viewpoint   Okay, now we get down into whose “eyes” the story is told through. It should be the character with the most to lose. Is it Little Boy Blue hiding under the haystack? The Big Bad Wolf? Or Esmeralda? Sure, the villain has a lot […]

How to Breathe Life into Your Characters


How to Breathe Life into Your Characters Part 1: What is in a Name? Traci Kenworth   How do you go about naming your characters? Do you just close your eyes, dip your finger onto the page, and choose that one? Or do you meticulously search for one? In any case, the one you end […]

Writer At Work


Writer At Work Traci Kenworth   So what do our days really look like? Where do they take us? Well, for me, it begins after I get the kids off to school. About 7 a.m. if not sooner, I try to be at my computer. I do the email and boards thing first then settle […]

More Read-a-thon Answers


1. Which hour was most daunting for you? 13 2. Could you list a few high-interest books that you think could keep a Reader engaged for next year? Suzanne Collin’s Mockingjay 3. Do you have any suggestions for how to improve the Read-a-thon next year? More mini-challenges perhaps? 4. What do you think worked really […]

Update 4:


Finished my non-fiction chaps of How to Succeed at Being Yourself, Writing & Selling the YA Novel, Chapter by Chapter, Page after Page, and The Breakout Novelist. I’m off to supper and then will return to reading Daughter.

Ghost Cannons…


Ghost Cannons Traci Kenworth The billows of smoke stung my nostrils. So much for a summer to relax, I thought. Instead, I’d spend it here among old artifacts and forgotten memories. Talking to ghosts. And wishing for so much more. “Maggie,” Josh Winters sprinted to catch up. I slowed my pace, hoping I wouldn’t blush […]

Odds & Ends


Odds & Ends Traci Kenworth I’m reading Girl From Mars by Tamara Bach. It’s not my usual type of book. It’s Contemporary and I’m more into fantasy/horror but it was on the list of The Best Books of 2010, so I thought I’d give it a try. Should finish it up today. I’m hoping by […]