Things have been a little scarce here recently. Why? Among numerous other reasons (the topics of future posts!), I've also been helping plan, set up, and coordinate the fabulous online kidlit conference: WriteOnCon! We've been doing an Indiegogo campaign to help cover website costs, etc., and there's just about a week left. Of course, it's only now that I remember I haven't actually talked about it here at Continue Reading
Ah yes, we all know the description cliché: Our hero or heroine looks in a mirror and studies it so that the reader can form a full picture of this character. Bonus points if it’s in the first chapter!
Appearances can be tricky, I won’t deny that — but there are lots of creative ways to get around Ye Olde Mirror cop-out!
My cheat-answer for just about any writing question is intentional details. How do you build a fantasy world? Intentional details. How do you create mood? Intentional details. How do you describe…Continue Reading