Posts tagged with: writing
By January Rowe On Nov 14 2013, 8:55 am
The Lovers by Rene Magritte
I have a tough time writing descriptions. The process is unnatural and awkward. My world-building always starts off lumpy and ugly, like a poorly-stirred muffin mix. But descriptions are crucial, so I work hard at it.
Books and workshops offer suggestions for writers who want to craft glow-in-the-dark descriptions. This advice runs to rules: use adverbs and adjectives sparingly. Use verbs that pop. And so on. But is a powerful description really a better description? Not always.
In this post I’ll discuss two classes of vivid, yet cringe-worthy, descriptions. Read more…
By Mary Hughes On Oct 17 2013, 9:00 am
For our wedding anniversary this month, as we traveled to Chicago and a hot tub hotel room, my husband and I got onto a strange topic. I won’t tell you what anniversary we’re on but let me say we’ve been together enough years to start looking like each other. We’re way way past the first [...]
By Denise Patrick On Oct 9 2013, 9:00 am
Life has been crazy lately. It seems like whenever I turn around there’s something else demanding my time and writing keeps taking a backseat to it all. I’ve read all the blog posts that advocate to “just say no” to extra stuff, but I always have an excuse as to why “my” situation is different. [...]
By Lisa.Whitefern On Oct 2 2013, 9:00 am
This year I had the great pleasure of placing in a contest for published novels. My Samhain novel Wicked Wonderland placed fourth for Best Published Paranormal Romance in The Passionate Plume award, a contest held for published erotic romance novels run by the Romance Writers of America. Earlier in my career when I only had [...]
By Frazer Lee On Sep 27 2013, 10:29 am
I think visually, so when it comes to writing a new novel a mood board is an essential I can’t do without. Lucky for me there’s so much foliage around these parts, as when the time came to draft my new Samhain Horror novel ‘The Jack in the Green‘ (releasing October 1st) I found inspiration [...]
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