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Questions 3: How Do You Describe the Physical?

It’s been a week with a topic that was more difficult than I expected.  You would think doing a physical description is basic and easy.  It’s part of a foundation for a character and a story when your goal is … Continue reading

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7 Tips to Writing a Physical Description that Works

Don’t go jumping to the comments just yet.  Jessica makes a good point.  Our characters are what we make them, so we shouldn’t blame them for it.  We do have to be careful on how we go about doing a … Continue reading

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The Physical Description: A Necessary & Surprisingly Difficult Piece

I think we can take this for granted.  Physical descriptions come off a little like a ‘duh’ concept.  We need to know what our characters look like to some extent.  Otherwise, every reader gets their own visual with no similarities.  … Continue reading

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Orbs of Mind and Color

I noticed that I focus a lot on eyes in my stories.  The color, where they’re looking, and what a character sees.  Might stem from me being a very visual learner. Vivid blues to tempt our heart Deepest browns to … Continue reading

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A Trio of Old Poems: Three Different Flavors of Mood

(Just going through an old file and grabbing 3 poems that caught my attention today.  Last one is a fun revisit from February 2013.  Enjoy.) Here We Are Again Our position has not changed We are back to where we … Continue reading

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Creating the Horror Atmosphere

You know, I never realized it wasn’t spelled ‘Cemetery’ until now.  All I remember is that this covered always freaked me out and was responsible for me not trusting a neighborhood cat for a week.  It looks creepy even though … Continue reading

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Pros and Cons of Super Senses

The above is a show from the late 90’s that was about a cop whose senses where enhanced.  Not just a few like Wolverine, but all 5 and the creators were very good about giving each one a use.  Ellison … Continue reading

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Senses in Writing: Seeing the Invisible Worlds

This week I’m talking about how to use and evoke senses within your story.  As usual, this is personal opinion formed from experiences. First, a very brief overview of the week’s topic.  If you can set off a reader’s senses … Continue reading

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