• Ordinary people. Extraordinary romance.

    Ordinary people. Extraordinary romance.

Writing tools, plans, goals, and overcoming perfection paralysis www.cherylsterlingbooks.com

Today’s cool links are all writing related. I love it when I find links that teach me something and I’m able to share. This week I’m sharing links on writing tools, plans, goals, and overcoming perfection paralysis.

Writing tools, plans, goals, and overcoming perfection paralysis

Writing tools, plans, goals, and overcoming perfection paralysis www.cherylsterlingbooks.comThe first is Eva Deverell’s blog, a plethora of writing templates, worksheets, prompts, and tools. She’s listed helpful printables from everything from poetry to plot formulas. I especially like her mind maps by genre. If you’re looking for the perfect plot twist or idea spark, her site is the place to visit.

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Use Canva to Make Images

Today’s #ThrowbackThursday post is brought to you by 2017’s AtoZ Challenge. For the letter “C”, I spoke about how you can use Canva to make images for your blog, etc.

 

"C" is for Canva, which allows you to create beautiful images for your blog and other social media outlets.

Canva allows you to create beautiful images for your blog, Pinterest,Twitter and Facebook headers and other social media outlets.

The letter “C” is for Canva, a useful online image site.

Canva.com is on online site you can use to create images for your blog, Facebook, Twitter, Pinterest—just about any social media outlet. In addition, you can create cards, posters, EBOOK COVERS, letterheads, infographics, menus, gift certificates—a slew of handy, dandy layouts you’d normally pay someone to create for you. The best part is, it’s FREE.

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Your Character’s Appearance

How do you introduce your character's appearance? www.cherylsterlingbooks.com

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How do you introduce your character’s appearance? What’s the right way to let your reader know what your character looks like? Have her catch her reflection in a mirror?

“Cynthia brushed her flowing blonde hair and wondered if her eyes were more blue-green or green-blue.”

Ah, no. The old look in a mirror is a terrible way to relay your character’s appearance to your readers.

Character appearance is more than how they look. Will your reader remember the color of your character’s eyes? Probably not. What he will remember is the way he hunches because he’s self-conscious of his height. Or how she sits poker-straight because her granny drilled her in proper posture.

How your character looks is more than her hair or eye color. It defines their personality and how they feel about themselves. A character’s appearance shows their interests, social status, emotions, self-esteem, and how they react to the world about them. Their appearance deepens their world and enhances their personality.

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