What Should I Name My Character?

Before I write the first word of my novel, I have to know the names, both first and last, of each character. At least of the immediate characters who will play the most prominent roles. It is almost as if my character is not fully developed and “born” without a name. Ask yourself, are you the type of writer to name your characters first or … Continue reading What Should I Name My Character?

Innovative Ways To Describe Eye and Hair Color

Brown, blue, and green are colors commonly used to describe the shade of one’s eye. But in truth, eyes are more than just one of those solid shades. They are speckled or composed of a combination of color. The same goes for hair. In books, many times hair is strictly labeled as black, brown, blonde, and even red. However, hair is composed of more than … Continue reading Innovative Ways To Describe Eye and Hair Color

The Best Vocabulary To Use While Writing A Thriller

October has come and gone, but its spookiness lives and thrives in published stories and novels throughout the other eleven months. Ghosts and goblins are never afraid to present themselves in the middle of February or through the nights of June. Each story genre comes with its own set of rules, standards, and writing technique. This includes the horror genre. Writing thrillers is meant to … Continue reading The Best Vocabulary To Use While Writing A Thriller

Creative Ways To Describe Christmas And Its Lights

Christmas lights make the month of December glow in nostalgic ways. It is the most luminous and beautiful 31 days of the year. Lights are a common scene to see as you drive down the street or walk through your neighborhood. As popular as holiday cheer and lights are this time of year, the ways in which writers describe such imagery might be more similar … Continue reading Creative Ways To Describe Christmas And Its Lights