WAYS TO DESCRIBE A HOUSE

High arched windows Velvet drapes that frame the window Tall windows allowing light to flood the room Crumbling rock wall on the outside A set of sagging wooden steps A low-rent neighbourhood with dirty streets Stands on a slight rise spindly metal framed bunk beds and a bookshelf pushed against the wall A poster wet […]
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100 + WAYS TO SAY LOOK 👀

admire attend beam behold Blink case cast catch check consider contemplate coo disregard evil eye eye eyeball Dip feast Fixate flash flick focus gander gape gawk gaze glance glower goggle Ignore inspect keep watch leer mark miss note notice observe ogle overlook peek peep peer perve read reflect regard review scan scope scout see spy […]
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BE THE BOSS OF DIALOG

Dialog can do many things for your story, including: Show readers who your character is Show readers who Your character is through another, ie, gossip Moves your story forward Help with backstory Make sure dialog moves the story along Don’t write an entire paragraph of dialog about how Bane kicks batman’s ass any day of […]
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IMPORTANT QUESTIONS TO ASK YOUR CHARACTER

Besides the basics, name, age, occupation, etc, these following questions help you understand your character. When you’re in the groove, they’re easy to answer. Copy these questions and paste them on your blog, word doc, or wherever you have your character’s bio. I personally use a WordPress blog for all of my character’s traits and […]
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A TIP FOR SHOW, NOT TELL

If you’re using a lot of adverbs and adjectives, you’re showing, not telling. Although adverbs and adjectives receive a lot more hate than they deserve, whenever possible, cut them out and instead think of ways you could show your character is angry, instead of telling. Example: Telling: The girl kicked the wall angrily and said, […]
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50 + WAYS TO SHOW YOUR CHARACTER IS ANGRY

AGGRAVATION Jaw clenched Arms crossed Tapping Foot Tapping Pen Pacing AGGRESSIVE Curled upper lip Flared Nostrils AGITATED Pacing Restlessness Wavering Voice A sharp tone Sighing heavily Sarcasm Staring upwards – towards the ceiling or sky Jaw jutting forward ANGER Bared teeth Flared Nostrils Stamping the foot Wide-Legged stance Sweating Raised Chin Glaring Closed body posture […]
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