Monthly Archives: July 2015
What color blue do you need? Peacock? Glacier? Chambray?
We’re told as writers to use all five senses. Here’s a list I found that describes colors other than the basic red, blue and yellow. Use this list to enrich your writing. Colors: Black: Onyx, Ebony, Lampblack, Midnight, Blue-black, Carbon, Coal, Raven, Jet, Shadow, Ink, Black Pear, Anthracite, Sable, Obsidian, Pitch, Pepper, Soot, Opaque, Licorice….
All this reading is making me fat
All this reading is making me fat As a writer, I love to read. As a reader, I love to eat. Huh? Bear with me. I love to read about different times and cultures, and frequently, a meal is mentioned that I know nothing about. A quick…
RTS – Raise The Stakes in your novel
Does every scene raise the stakes of your plot? Lately, I’ve been playing a little game called RTS. It stands for Raise The Stakes, and it’s made a big difference in the tension of my novel. In order to catch and keep your reader’s attention, you have to involve them with your characters. You want…