Tag «five senses»

You Built It…Use It

Maybe you’ve heard this before, or maybe you haven’t yet, but you will.* When talking about worldbuilding, there is often a comparison made between the world you’ve built… and an iceberg. What you see on the surface, what you present to your reader, is (wait for it…) just the tip of the iceberg. The rest …

Exploding the small moments

One of my daughter’s earliest writing lessons was about “exploding the small moments.” And lest you scoff at a grade school writing lesson, it is one of the foundations of strong writing, so best learned early. Using your narrator’s voice, or your character’s POV, describe what the character does, says, thinks, feels, sees, and hears. Rather than …