Category Archives: Description

On Writing: Weather’s Effect on Your Characters

Hurricane Irma left 94 percent of Naples, Florida without power. It also left them with windless, mucky days and horrendous humidity. As I scrolled through my Facebook feed throughout the two weeks after Irma, I noticed an immediate difference in … Continue reading

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When Disaster Strikes: What Writers Can Glean From Harvey, Irma & Maria

To keep a healthy perspective on my problems, I often tell myself, “You’re doing just fine if you can drink the tap water without getting sick.” For the past ten days, my neighbors in Naples, Florida haven’t had that luxury. … Continue reading

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M. B. Weston’s Writing Diary: 09/02/15 – Observing Life’s Details Can Improve Your Writing

Observing even the smallest details that surround you in life can help add color and spice to your writing. I haven’t done one of these in a while, and I’m trying to start back up. If you have ever attended … Continue reading

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Writing: Using Sensory Details to Enhance or Alter the Mood of a Scene

As part of my writing process, I mentally enter each scene and imagine how my characters are experiencing it through each of their five senses (sight, smell, sound, taste, and touch). I then weave the description into the prose (without … Continue reading

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Change Your Telling into Showing: A Tiny Example of Show, Don’t Tell

As I mentioned yesterday, I’m working on edits for a short story due in by April 30th–egads, that’s tonight!–for the Thunder on the Battlefield sword and sorcery anthology being put out by Seventh Star Press. I ran across a section … Continue reading

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Spice Up Your Prose with Description: Example–Morvenian Wolves

I’m working on edits for a short story due in by April 30th for the Thunder on the Battlefield sword and sorcery anthology being put out by Seventh Star Press. My story takes place in the Elysian Chronicles world with … Continue reading

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Writing: Make Fiction Feel Believable With Sensory Details

Sensory details can make the unbelievable elements in your story feel real. The trick is making sure you, as the author, know how your make-believe elements feel to begin with. In other words, sometimes this (below) is a necessary part … Continue reading

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