Exercise 2: Describing Characters

Last week, we talked about describing a setting. This week, let’s describe a person. When you think of a favorite book, you can usually visualize the protagonist. The author has found a way to describe that character so well that you can picture them in your mind. A more recent trend is being vague in […]

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Get Emotional

If somebody asked you what’s the most important element of storytelling, what would you say? Plot? Characters? Setting? Those are all things that matter in a story, but I don’t think any of them is going to keep someone invested in a book if they don’t have a reason to care about what’s going on. […]

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Exercise 1: Sensory Description

Sensory description is basically what it sounds like–writing descriptive exposition that appeals to all of the reader’s senses. When you do it successfully, it’s a good way to draw your reader into a story. If you can show your reader a meal they can almost taste, a dreary winter day that makes them feel clammy […]

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