Thanks to my love affair with Sleeping At Last's latest releases, I'm inspired. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=26wzqBY6GTE This week, I want to explore the senses: smell, taste, touch, sight, and hearing. I won't overwhelm you with them all this week but I can promise interesting ways to say "smells nice" and "that's stinky". Aromatic (adj.) - pleasant and… Continue reading Wordy Wednesdays: Sense Of Smell
This week I'm going to define colors and not just the boring ones! Why is this important? Why can't one simple shade of blue be enough? Well, when it comes to descriptive writing, color influences tone. Color can represent emotion. Color can also have an effect on the reader. For example, describing a sunset as… Continue reading Wordy Wednesdays: Colors
Gone are the days when writing was an affair strictly between pen and paper; fingertips and the keys of a typewriter. As technology advanced, so have the methods of writing. Today you can find a myriad of applications to use, whether on your laptop or smartphone, to enhance and compliment your writing experience. Here are… Continue reading 3 Apps for Writers
Speculative fiction is an umbrella term.
Don't be ashamed if you are new to the writing world and haven't the foggiest what a word count is. Part of the life of a writer is encountering a host of terms you aren't familiar with and there is nothing wrong with asking good ol' Google for the answer. To keep this simple, a… Continue reading What’s A Word Count?
Writers are people, too. We, like many humans, experience fear, and anxiety when it comes to stringing our souls across the page in sentences. There's an uncertainty that inherently comes with being a writer and it's born out of our humanity. Here are three fears we writers must face: You have zero talent. I'm guilty of… Continue reading 3 Fears Every Writer Experiences
10 Steps to Becoming a Better Writer Write. Write more. Write even more. Write even more than that. Write when you don’t want to. Write when you do. Write when you have something to say. Write when you don’t. Write every day. Keep writing.” ― Brian Clark I recall a conversation I had with an… Continue reading 6 Ways To Improve Your Writing