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Writers: Great Books to Help You Show Not Tell

Fiction thrives on the emotional journeys of characters as much as the physical quests to hunt down murderers, slay a evil kings, or jump across galaxies to rescue survivors of an alien infestation. The way characters talk to one another can open the reader up to characters’ motivations and personalities, or it can push readers… Continue reading Writers: Great Books to Help You Show Not Tell

Master List of Colors & How They Can Change Reader Interpretation

(Color Charts Below) Though it’s often not the most important part, the right color can invigorate any description. I made these lists for myself, to help me pick color names that were exactly what I was searching for without becoming repetitive. Depending on the content, you might consider selecting recognizable names within a specific category… Continue reading Master List of Colors & How They Can Change Reader Interpretation

Guest Post: Critique Partners – What They Are, Where to Find Them, and How to Make the Best

(Read the post below) Just want to give a quick shout out to Rae at A New Look on Books and thank her for letting me guest post on her website: anewlookonbooks.com She is also a freelance editor and a very kind soul. Twitter: @anewlookonbooks An important goal of critique swapping is getting constructive feedback.… Continue reading Guest Post: Critique Partners – What They Are, Where to Find Them, and How to Make the Best

Fiction Novels: How Creating a Language Can Enhance a Story

I originally wrote this as a guest post for Blogging Authors. You can view it here: https://bloggingauthors.blogspot.com/2020/01/fiction-novels-how-creating-language.html How weird would it be if all aliens spoke English? Or witches and warlocks had no spells? We all know that creating believable characters is a critical component of successful storytelling. As authors, if our works are fantastical,… Continue reading Fiction Novels: How Creating a Language Can Enhance a Story

Reblog: Author Interview on My Book Launch

You can find the original post here: https://mybooklaunchforauthors.blogspot.com/2020/01/book-launch-q-el-strife-author-stllar.html After your book was released, what was the first thing you did when getting ready for your book launch? I actually never “launched” my first book, Stellar Fusion. I did with my others but was too nervous to call attention to myself with the first. I wanted… Continue reading Reblog: Author Interview on My Book Launch

Master List of Colors

Though it’s often not the most important part, the right color can invigorate any description. I made these lists for myself, to help me pick color names that were exactly what I was searching for. Depending on the content, you might consider selecting recognizable names within a specific category to supplement your theme.