Black is a powerful and far-reaching color for showing emotion and personality, and color descriptors have feelings and images attached to them. Using a color, like black, can add nuance and enrich your writing, no matter what you’re describing. ⭐️ PART OF MY SHOW DON’T TELL SERIES ⭐️
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The color yellow and all its many shades can enrich scenes, reveal character, and emotions because color and specific color descriptors give readers all the feels. Or maybe just a clue. It’s up to you, the writer. Colors come with a feeling; choose with care. Check the Show don’t Tell playlist for more.
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The color blue and all its many shades can enrich scenes and reveal character and emotions because color and specific color descriptors can give readers all the feels. Or maybe just a clue. It’s up to you, the writer. Colors come with a feeling; choose with care.
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Green is fertility and nature. Green is youth and inexperience. Green is envy and jealousy. Green is nature. Green is soothing and inviting. There’s nothing scary about green. Green eyes are associated with magic and the power to enchant. There are many precious and semi precious stones, each with their own symbolic meanings.
Things to keep in mind:
1. Make it fit the culture, time period, setting, mood, and POV.
2. HOW specific do your need to be and WHY? Otherwise it’s pointless and annoying.
Red is powerful color for showing emotion and personality, and the shades of red are also powerful. Using color, like red, can add nuance and enrich your writing, no matter what it’s describing.
The new year is about making author and writing resolutions that are difficult to keep AND about trying to balance our writing life with real-life responsibilities. The writing struggle is real, one many of us face and feel bad about because we can’t seem to manage all that we should. Life throws us off balance and our well-intentioned resolutions go out the door. But THAT’S OKAY! 😃 Here’s why!
Giving gifts is another way that writers can SHOW the desires, strengths, and needs of a character in your story. Showing is a clue into your character’s personality so if you have a scene where they give a gift, consider what you would like to show your readers. All those showing clues add up and make for memorable and believable characters.
‘Tis the season and it’s difficult for many writers to make progress on a manuscript. Be merry, all is not lost! I have tips for showing ( not telling) character while enjoying all the festivities.
We writers like to complain about all the different problems and struggles we face, but there are many things writers, especially indie authors, can be grateful for. Here’s a short list.
Writing an enticing, marketing-savvy description for your book can be a challenge, but there are tricks and tips to get it done right. Your book’s description is vital to getting a new reader to click the Buy link. This requires thinking like a marketer and advertiser, which can be difficult for many writers.
This episode has a few tips and ticks to find and test keywords to use in your book description and a hack that helped me learn how to write one.