Photo Challenge #163

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Writing Links 5/1/17

Where Genres Collide Traci Kenworth YA Author & Book Blogger for all Genres as well as craft books


Writing Links…5/1/17

Traci Kenworth


  1. Failures lead to success.
  2. Aging characters. Still important.


  1. Suggestions and where to look to find what you need.
  2. Why we write: the readers!

Romance/Women’s Fiction:


  1. When you reach the end, prayer is valuable.
  2. Don’t go it alone.
  3. Could vocabulary be the reason for the decline in reading?
  4. Your own space. I now have an “office” view, lol. I made a little division in one room and I’m right next to the window, so I can glance out when I want. There is a curtain to it though, and I keep my back to it so I can focus but if I turn my chair just right: I see pretty countryside.


  1. There’s a line between enough description and too much.
  2. Politics?


  1. Lessons learned writing American Monster.


  1. A lot of…

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Weekly Writing Prompt #87

the secret keeper

Weekly Writing Challenge
Poetry and/or Flash Fiction
May 1st – #87

DOOR Template Instructions=====================

(5) Words: | BRAVE | RUSH | RAVE | WALK | INNER |

*A brilliant idea has been brought to my attention regarding the (5) word prompt. Please feel free to substitute any of the words with a synonym.🎈 🎭 ✨

Poetry Suggestions

Haiku (5 – 7 – 5)
Tanka (5 – 7 – 5 – 7 – 7)
Shadorma (3 – 5 – 3 – 3 – 7 – 5)
6 lines – no rhymes – multiple stanzas [your choice] – just follow meter
Villanelle (19 line poem[no word limit]–2 repeating rhymes & 2 refrains)… Excellent example is Dylan Thomas’s “Do not go gentle into that good night”
Nonet (9 – 8 – 7 – 6 – 5 – 4 – 3 – 2 – 1) progression downward of syllables
Cinquain (2 – 4…

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