Hmm… Cold hard stare.
Have you read that descriptor before? Maybe more than once? More than a dozen times?
What about variations on these lines:
She narrowed her eyes to slits.
His eyes popped open as wide as saucers.… Read the post
May 16th, 2018
Writing Fresh Faces: Beyond Cold, Hard Stares
Does your real or imaginary writing checklist include: Make Character Descriptions Fresh, Unpredictable, Multi-Powerful?
If not, it could.
Character descriptions can add power on multiple levels. You can treat the reader to something fresh, something they haven’t read before.… Read the post
February 21st, 2018
Emotion Commotion: Getting Emotion Right on the Page
There’s a lot of commotion about getting emotion on the page, but getting it right is tricky.
Most writers do a great job getting in their POV character’s head, telling how they process emotions. Writing thoughts.
But most writers aren’t great at sharing their POV character’s physical reactions, showing how they experience emotions physically.… Read the post
We at WITS are so happy to have Margie back with us, after a too-long hiatus! Wisdom ahead!
Ready for two treats?
First Treat: This blog is loaded with examples of power, power, power. The kind of power that boosts your writing toward contracts and awards and bestseller lists.… Read the post