August 18th, 2014

Are Your Characters Stylin’? Descriptive Fashion Phrases and Terms

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Describing clothes on characters isn’t nearly as fun writing an action scene. But let’s face it, clothes and their condition say as much about our characters as they do on real people.

Thankfully there are ways to sneak clothing descriptions into a scene without sounding like a fashion […]

July 21st, 2014

Writing About Hair: The Thick and Thin of Descriptions

You all are getting another peek into my magic notebook. This time we’re taking a page out of my 17 page section that covers hair, wigs and every description of body hair you can imagine (and probably some of you can’t). Now that I’ve scared you, we’re going to talk about the hair on your […]

May 19th, 2014

Character Eye Descriptions: The Window to Your Story

By Sharla Rae, @SharlaWrites

If poets are to be believed, eyes are the windows to the soul.

Rather than using clichéd or common descriptions, why not use “explicit” eye descriptions to give your reader a real peek into a character’s psyche?

I’ll touch on eye color, movement, and appearance and, of course, I have some helpful lists […]

April 23rd, 2014

Using A Crowd To Create Tension In Your Story

By Sharla Rae

Personally, I dread crowds.

They make me feel a bit claustrophobic and oh, the noise! Perhaps this comes from working in my nice quiet office all day; I don’t know. I strive to hit a mall or grocery store on weekdays and not at end of the day when hungry, tired, short-tempered […]

April 9th, 2014

Sharing the Love at Writers In The Storm

We’re excited to announce that Writers In The Storm was named in the 15th Annual Writer’s Digest “101 Top Blogs for Writers” list! And to show our thanks to our amazing guest bloggers and readers, we’re throwing open the comments today for a little “Pimp and Promote.”

How does this work?

To quote Genie in […]