When it comes to creativity, the first idea that comes to mind is usually the most trite. If it popped in your head that easily, you can bet your ass it’s popped into plenty of other heads before yours. 285 more words
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You know what variety of description has never left an impression on me? A character’s height. 5’4, 6’1, 5’0, all a blur of uninteresting information. The descriptions that stick with me for longer than a few pages aren’t so interchangeable. 531 more words
I haven’t written anything here in a while. The good news is that I’ve been writing and submitting fiction as much as my schedule allows, racking up the rejections and all. 228 more words
One strategy during revision is to write the scenes that take place outside of the narrator’s experience. What happened before he entered the room?
Those scenes can help me imagine everything from the posture to the motivation of the various characters when our narrator does arrive. 1,049 more words