Category Archives: Description

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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Writing Technique: Creating a Believable Setting

Creating a believable setting can help your readers suspend their disbelief and accept the make-believe elements in your story. Author Lakin Konieczny (read her blog here) left a great comment on one of my blog posts, explaining how she creates … Continue reading

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The Magic of a Good Story

Making Make-Believe Believable: A story’s true magic has nothing to do with fantasy elements. Don’t neglect the essence of storytelling simply because you write speculative fiction. First and foremost, it’s important to understand why people read fiction. Readers want to … Continue reading

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The Writer’s Descriptive Techniques: #4— Use Comparisons that Relate to Your Main Impression

  Well-placed comparisons are powerful tools that not only help your reader better understand what’s happening in your story but also evoke your reader’s emotions. We’ve all learned about the two comparison tools our Language Arts teachers taught us: Similes: … Continue reading

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The Writer’s Descriptive Techniques: #3—Group Related Details Together

Increase the power of your description by keeping related details together. I’m writing a series of blog posts on description techniques. Here are my last two: The Writer’s Descriptive Techniques: #1—Create a Main Impression The Writer’s Descriptive Techniques: #2—Choose Details … Continue reading

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The Writer’s Descriptive Techniques: #2—Choose Details that Enhance Your Main Impression

Using descriptive language that affects your readers’ emotions will enhance the main impression you want your readers to take from each scene. We’re focusing on description for the next few posts. Yesterday, I wrote about what it means to create … Continue reading

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The Writer’s Descriptive Techniques: #1—Create a Main Impression

Creating a main impression in your scenes will manipulate your readers’ minds into filling in the unwritten details for you. I have been out of town and away from consistent wifi for over three weeks while I went on vacation … Continue reading

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Recap of The Writing Process Posts

Over the past month, I have posted a few articles on my blog about the writing process. If you missed them, here they are: The Writing Process: Part 1 – Getting Your Inspiration The Writing Process: Part 2 – The … Continue reading

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The Writing Process: Part 5 – The First Draft (B) Description

  Few weeks ago, a friend of mine asked via Twitter: “Mrs. @mbweston, what’s your writing process?” To answer his question, I’ve been writing a series of blog posts about how I go about my personal writing process. So far, … Continue reading

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