3 Tips On Describing Eyes In A Story

NowNovel recently posted a great post on how to describe eyes in a story. As they point out, many beginning authors over-rely on eye color to create an impression of their characters, but this is merely a first step. Instead, you can follow these tips to create a...

Emotional Beats: Ways to Portray Worry

Back in September, I published Emotional Beats: How to Easily Convert your Writing into Palpable Feelings. As promised, I will be posting the book on my blog. So, here is the next installment, listing beats you can use to convey: Worry A simple “he frowned” is the...

Emotional Beats: Ways to Portray Surprise

Back in September, I published Emotional Beats: How to Easily Convert your Writing into Palpable Feelings. As promised, I will be posting the book on my blog. So, here is the next installment, listing beats you can use to convey: Surprise Everyone loves a twist,...

Emotional Beats: Ways to Portray Pain

Back in September, I published Emotional Beats: How to Easily Convert your Writing into Palpable Feelings. As promised, I will be posting the book on my blog. So, here is the next installment, listing beats you can use to convey: Pain What good is a story with no...

Describers vs. Prescribers: Reaching a Linguistic Common Ground

When I published The Power of Six, my first collection of short stories, a reviewer said that the book had grammatical errors, albeit small ones. This shocked me, as the book had been professionally edited and proof-read. So, I reached out and asked her for an...

Emotional Beats: Ways to Portray Sadness

Back in September, I published Emotional Beats: How to Easily Convert your Writing into Palpable Feelings. As promised, I will be posting the book on my blog. So, here is the next installment, listing beats you can use to convey: Sadness Characters will often...

A Basic Guide to Becoming a Ghostwriter

Making a living as a writer can be hard. Sometimes, it helps to remember that publishing our books isn’t the only way to achieve this. Ghostwriting can be a satisfying and lucrative profession that can help put bread on the table when things are slow. This guide...

Emotional Beats: Ways to Portray Joy

Back in September, I published Emotional Beats: How to Easily Convert your Writing into Palpable Feelings. As promised, I will be posting the book on my blog. So, here is the next installment, listing beats you can use to convey: Joy Hopefully, our characters will...