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How to Write Striking Imagery

How are Imagery and Description Different? Description is how you convey your story, explain what's going on, and tell the reader what will happen. It's 90% of your writing. Imagery is that flash of sunlight on moving water; it's there, it's bright, then it's gone. It's like sprinkles mixed in with cake batter—wonderful bursts of… Continue reading How to Write Striking Imagery

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How to Nail Your Story’s Mood and Setting

Writers sometimes struggle with painting emotional depth and breadth into their work. They can picture the pain on someone’s features, feel their characters's agony. Then when they hand their precious words over to someone else, they might find themselves faced with the news: “Sorry, it's great but, I’m just not feeling it.” How do you… Continue reading How to Nail Your Story’s Mood and Setting

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The ONLY Difference Between Third and First Person POV (And a short lesson on Deep POV)

There's Only One Rule The Golden Rule of great writing is to entertain your reader. Every story starts with an idea, but it doesn't stop at conception. What happens after you're struck by your Superduper Story Idea, create a fabulous cast of characters, polish it up with intricate plot arcs, and sweat out a detailed… Continue reading The ONLY Difference Between Third and First Person POV (And a short lesson on Deep POV)