A few quick announcements!

February 3, 2016

First off–I sold a story! “Love is a Masterpiece” is going to be released in the next few weeks by the Gallery of Curiosities podcast. There are a few more details over at the author blog, and stay tuned there for further announcements.

Secondly, I’m doing the A to Z challenge again in April 2016, focusing on my drawings, so go and subscribe at my drawing blog, Drawing Teddy Bears, for all 26 drawings!

Hope 2016 is treating you well.

A quick note on Awesomeness

December 12, 2015

Hey there, my awesome friends and followers! Project for Awesome is going on right now; it’s this great big charity video contest thing, really pretty cool. The more total votes a charity gets, the more they get from what P4A has raised this year. That’s–awesome, right?

So, it probably won’t surprised you guys that I went and voted for every video on this page, huh? http://www.projectforawesome.com/?search=nanowrimo But feel free to go ahead and vote for whatever awesome charities you feel like… 😉

A special Nanowrimo Spotlight: The Journeyman’s Letter!

November 18, 2015

A surprise change of pace today, friends and followers! Instead of an interview, I wanted to link you to today’s episode of the Parsec-award-winning podcast, “The Journeman Writer.”

Today’s installment is a must-listen for anybody doing Nanowrimo, any writers, probably anybody with creative aspirations at all!

The Journeyman Writer 125: A Letter To You

Another launch! Drawing Teddy Bears

August 25, 2015

Yes, I know I’ve been neglecting this blog while gallivanting off and doing other things, but I wanted to let you all know about my new sketching blog: http://drawingteddybears.wordpress.com/

Here’s a quick sample: 2015-05-16-Basil-bear

Call this my thousandth post…

March 18, 2014

After all, what’s a post or two between friends? 😉 In fact, I’m not quite sure exactly how many posts I’ve put up here at the Kelworth Files, but it’s definitely in the quadruple digits now. So, in another little retrospective, I’ve come up with a semi-random list of ten posts for your regularly scheduled walk down memory lane.

  1. Feedback Swap Update
  2. Nanowrimo Day 23 – jumping from story to story.
  3. Crossover Banner: The Wizards of Roswell
  4. Blog the Cat: Chapter Eight and wrap-up
  5. NanoEdmo Update Week 3 (2011)
  6. C is for Critters (A-Z challenge 2011)
  7. J is for Just a Dream (A-Z challenge 2012, Script Frenzy)
  8. Nanowrimo Spotlight 2012: Rhianna. Also, check out my guest post in Rhianna’s Bag of Holding!
  9. A Day to Rest. (Sabbath thoughts.)
  10. Nanowrimo Spotlight 2013: A Fairytale Heart Races Through November

So, thanks for hanging in with me. Stay tuned for the next thousand posts!

It’s always nice to feel Liebster-ed.

May 6, 2013

It wasn’t too long since I swiped a Liebster, but during the craziness of the A-Z challenge Micki actually bestowed one on me! She didn’t give me questions to answer or quote exact rules, but I’m going to go old-school based on the rest of the rules I got from Tammy back in January: share 11 new facts, pass it on to eleven bloggers with eleven questions to answer. (Maybe if I’m not answering questions, the people who I tag will answer the questions I ask: I remember back in January somebody answered the same questions I got. A little annoying, but oh well.)


Facts about me:

  1. I’m going to New Hampshire this summer! 😉
  2. I reached 50k for Camp Nanowrimo.
  3. I’ve got an exercise for How to Think Sideways, lesson 2 to start tonight after I finish this blog post.
  4. I just had spaghetti, tomato sauce, and leftover Swiss Chalet chicken for dinner.
  5. I bought a cell phone mount for my car this weekend, so that I can see GPS navigation aps as I drive.
  6. I’ve written three simple Android apps with App Inventor.
  7. I am, just this minute, listening to the Barenaked Ladies covering “Do they know it’s Christmas”.
  8. I own a Creative Zen Micro MP3 player that will no longer connect to a computer to change the music loaded on it.
  9. My apartment has already started to get uncomfortably warm in the afternoons.
  10. There is a collection of stuffed animal toys in my living room including one cat, two beanie graduate owls with plush miter board caps, a bunny rabbit, a pony in pajamas who comes with a teddy bear of his own, two gray mice, and a panda bear. Read the rest of this entry »

My 750th Post count party!

February 4, 2013

Hey there, friends and followers. Today is my 750th post for the Kelworth Files, and even though it’s not a hugely round number, it’s a cool one, so I thought I’d throw a little party for it. Help yourself to anything at the bar, and there’s some pretty good cupcakes and pizza out on the coffee table. 😉

In case you haven’t heard it, ‘post count party’ is a term I came across on the SDMB message board – the forum software keeps track of how many posts members have made, so some people make threads just to congratulate themselves on their five thousandth post or whatever – and the mods do not always take kindly to them. 😉

So, it’s been about two and a half years since I started blogging, and I’ve had a great time here. This may not be the most successful blog in the whole world, but I kinda like it, and the friends I’ve made. I should probably concentrate on keeping up with some of my favorite bloggers, rather than just sitting here and doing my own thing… (Checks a blog randomly picked from memory in another tab, Trisha’s WORD+STUFF…)

Oh, man! Overcoming Adversity is today! Maybe I should wipe out this post and start working on a flash fic… I signed up for that, didn’t I?  Okay, yes, I signed up for it, but it spans two days. So stay tuned for my flash fiction on the subject of Overcoming Adversity, tomorrow on the Kelworth Files! 😀 We now return you to your regularly scheduled party.

Yeah, hmm… I do want to keep doing the blog hop thing. ‘Blog hop’ as a term seems to be getting more popular than blogfest, doesn’t it? That’s a good thing to keep in mind as I search for writers’ blog hops in 2013.

I’m looking forward to the craziness of the A-Z challenge, and I’m wondering if there’s going to be a Platform-building Campaign this year. Rach from Rach writes hasn’t posted anything since October.

And on that somewhat sad thought my train of thought rumbles to a stop. Except I still have enough brainpower to ask – what are you looking forward to, blogging-wise, for the rest of the year?

Need some #Nanopals for the rest of the year?

January 25, 2013

One of the coolest thing to come out of the ‘Now What?’ tweetchat last week was something that a few people started talking about just as the scheduled chat was breaking up and the OLL peeps were leaving – a way for writers to stay in touch for mutual support and critique exchange.

A few different names were tossed around, and ‘Nanopals’ stuck. 🙂 There’s been a nice bit of chatter ever since then on the #Nanopals twitter hashtag, and Wrimo TinyPterosaur has stepped up as an organizer, founding the Nanopals blog, laying claim to the @Nanopals twitter handle, starting a forum thread for Accountability buddies over at Nanowrimo.org… and probably other stuff that I don’t know about yet, because I’m not stalking a tiny pterosaur or anything. That would be weird…

But I love the idea of Nanopals, and I’m going to keep hanging out in the hashtag TweetChat whenever I can, cheering fellow writers on, and looking for any cool ways to get involved in this community. Because we all do need some writing pals when the excitement of Nanowrimo has faded out into the ‘Now what?’ stage.

Speaking of twitter handles, I’ve got a little news. My twitter handle has been updated from @ChrisKen0 to @ChrisKelworth . More about that coming soon!


I got a Liebster award!

January 14, 2013

Nobody actually gave it to me. Tammy Theriault just kinduv had them sitting there with a sign saying ‘take one if you want’, so I took it. 😉



  • Answer the 11 questions posed by the person who ‘nominated’ you. (NOT the questions that they answered.)
  • Share 11 facts about yourself.
  • Pose 11 questions.
  • Nominate 11 other bloggers.

The questions from Tammy…

1. If you could interview one celebrity, who & what is your million dollar question?

Hmm… I’d probably want to interview Joss Whedon, even though a lot of great questions have already been asked, and he likes to dodge the best ones. 😉 I might ask him what his favorite moment of writing was, and if he’s pleased with what he wrote then.

2. Did you ever carry a pager when they were cool?

I’m not even sure when pagers were cool. I did carry a Blackberry email pager when they were fairly new and cutting-edge gadgets – back in 2003, maybe? (This was before Blackberries were phones.)

3. What is your fav home decor that you would be mad if I stole?

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Guest Post: I’m in a Bag of Holding!

January 5, 2013

Hey, everybody. Something really cool that I’ve just been waiting for has arrived – my guest post over on The Geektastics Bag of Holding. Rhianna has interviewed me about Nanowrimo, writer’s block, zombie apocalypses, Firefly, and other really cool things. So come check it out, and then wander around the rest of her shiny new blog!

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