One of the perfect settings for a summer romance is the beach. The sand, ocean waves, and sunscreen scent is a landscape that marvels in the months of June, July, and August. A lot of possibility lives on the coast. It hides itself inside of curled seashells and dances in the jet stream wind of … Continue reading What Should The Setting Of Your Story Be?
Adjectives are words with attitude and personality. Adjectives offer insight into the scene that is expressed. Through the right selection of adjectives, something once fictional can seem very real, very logical, very true. A range of emotions can be produced through adjectives. As a writer or even a student, you may have been instructed into … Continue reading The Best Adjectives To Use In Writing
Verbs help a story progress and enables the character to move from one scene to the next. Verbs enter all storylines, many of them developing into overused language. With a few verb updates and swaps, your writing can improve and supercharge with a shimmering energy. English and writing websites have posted the lists of the … Continue reading The Best Verbs To Use In Writing
Dear poets, what are you writing this month? Are you hoping for a portfolio of free verse? An entire diary of haiku? What about sonnets, couplets, and limericks? Which ever kind of poetry you are hoping to write during National Poetry Writing Month, I hope it is a fun and creative 30 days that is … Continue reading National Poetry Writing Month Prompts
What books did you read as a child? Did you get lost inside the illustrated tales? Did you lose yourself in Judy Blume's world? No matter the stories you checked-out from the library or filled your bookshelves with, it is no secret that any children's book plays a monumental role in developing a lifelong passion … Continue reading Library Card: What I Read As A Child
Illustrators are a remarkable group of artists. Their mind is artistic and hands pulsating with technique and talent. As they produce heaps of work for clients or just for fun, they must remain inspired. Illustrators have little time to hit those creative roadblocks. While writing can inspire other textual work, it can also inspire illustrations … Continue reading Shakespeare Sonnets To Inspire Illustrations
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 … Continue reading What Should I Name My Character?
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, … Continue reading Innovative Ways To Describe Eye and Hair Color
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. … Continue reading The Best Vocabulary To Use While Writing A Thriller
Song writing and inspiration go hand in hand. The written word is one way that can influence song writing. Poems about love can inspire love songs, while poetry that yearns for something can create music that also features a sense of loss and wishing. In this blog, I will feature a variety of classic poems … Continue reading Poems To Inspire Song Writing