Adding emotion to stories can be one of the more difficult aspects of writing. Sure, a writer knows what their characters are feeling, but can they make a reader *feel* the characters' emotions?
This book is phenomenal. Not only does it provide pages of different emotional wounds and their elements, but it gives you psychological feel to all of them. I noted a number of wounds that I was already building up in a character I'm writing about, but this book has helped me think more deeply about … Continue reading The Emotional Wound Thesaurus
Writing Wild Writing Wild is a book not in line with how I view the world, namely the spiritual undertones. The author is too David Avocado Wolfe for me, with her messages of balancing ions in the body, energies, chakras, etc. A snake crossing your path has meaning only because you’ve given it meaning; not … Continue reading Writing Wild: Forming a Creative Partnership with Nature
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Writing a book is hard but that doesn't mean you can't use a little helps from apps.
So how do you edit your book? Each author has their own method of madness, but many would agree that these steps are critical:
Here's a list of 7 books that have influenced my writing in terms of voice and tone, and have taught me how use the setting as a major character, the plot as a dreamy wonderland, and the characters as beautiful creatures that are so flawed, they're perfect.
3 stars Cinematic as usual, Ahlborn's writing in this book was just as good as her other ones. I can't say Within These Walls is my favorite of hers or her creepiest, but it's definitely good, though not up to standards as her other books.
3 stars 18 year-old angry, rebellious, stubborn Stella is in jailed for the murder of 33-year-old Chris, businessman and millionaire. The question is: did she really murder him?
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