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New M. B. Weston’s Corner Video: Show, Don’t Tell Using Description & Sensory Details

This is the final segment of a four-part series I’m doing on my YouTube Channel about “show, don’t tell.” Today, we’re discussing how to use description and sensory details to show instead of tell. Make your reader experience your story … Continue reading

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Writing: Using Clothing to Develop Character

When it comes to clothing, society wants it both ways. We say “Clothes make the man,” and pay close attention to every article of clothing the rich and famous don on Instagram. Likewise, we say “don’t judge a book by … Continue reading

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M. B Weston’s Corner: Show, Don’t Tell – Part 1

I’m not an actress. I’m just an idiot with an iPad being goofy and having fun talking about writing. In my first real “M. B. Weston’s Corner” video, I discuss “Show, Don’t Tell” for writers. This week’s focus is on … Continue reading

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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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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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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 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: #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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