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new project on wordpress

Started by libramoon Sep 29, 2014. 0 Replies

new project on wordpress

Started by libramoon Sep 29, 2014. 0 Replies

Is your book published on Amazon.com?

Started by Alex Sumner. Last reply by Whispers Aug 30, 2014. 18 Replies

Flash fiction?

Started by Zu ~Dayglo Nirvana~. Last reply by Athetyr Jul 3, 2014. 2 Replies

What kinds of topics does everyone like to write about?

Started by Golden Lily. Last reply by Deondre L. Holmes Jun 11, 2014. 2 Replies

Wannabe author in need of help - outlines?

Started by Zu ~Dayglo Nirvana~. Last reply by Rebecca Jane Roche May 18, 2014. 6 Replies

Looking for a writing group

Started by Raven Noire Dec 19, 2013. 0 Replies

reformatting?

Started by libramoon Sep 17, 2013. 0 Replies

What Are People's Favorite Authors?

Started by Dylan Cook. Last reply by Lady Eva Michenet Mar 30, 2013. 40 Replies

A Call For Submissions!

Started by Starrfire Price Aug 7, 2012. 0 Replies

Write Like Your Parents Are Dead

Started by Crystiannia Vanirdottir. Last reply by Gary Val Tenuta Dec 19, 2011. 4 Replies

should i use the term "witch" in my series?

Started by Wanderingsage aka chris. Last reply by Gary Val Tenuta Dec 19, 2011. 3 Replies

What Inspires You?

Started by Susabelle. Last reply by SilverClaw Oct 28, 2011. 14 Replies

To Blog, or Not to Blog

Started by Myst Dancer. Last reply by Katharine Aug 31, 2011. 6 Replies

Erotic Vampire stories wanted

Started by Mel J. Fleming II, Ph.D. Last reply by Mel J. Fleming II, Ph.D Aug 21, 2011. 2 Replies

Call For Submissions

Started by Rebecca L. Brown Aug 17, 2011. 0 Replies

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Comment by Bree on March 25, 2015 at 8:05am

Thanks for the welcome & the advice! B.

Comment by Gary Val Tenuta on March 25, 2015 at 5:42am

A little tip regarding descriptive passages in novels:

Sometimes it's more effective (or at least less boring) for the reader if you use the "show, don't tell" approach by having the character do the describing for you. For example, rather than simply writing this:

When John entered the dark room, he was overtaken by a horrid smell.

You could, instead, write this:

John entered the darkened room, stopped suddenly, cupped both hands over his nose and nearly gagged. "Oh, my God. Smells like something died in here."

It's a little more interesting to show the character's reaction and to hear him describe what he's experiencing rather than the narrator simply telling the reader that the room had a terrible smell.

Maybe that's not the best example (It's the best I could come up with at the moment) but you get the idea. :-)

Comment by Tegwedd ShadowDancer on March 24, 2015 at 9:43pm

Yeah, maybe you'll be inspired to write things by the other members of this group. 

When I'm trying to describe something, I take each sense, one at a time, and try to imagine what the sensations would be.  Not just what does it looks like, but also how it sounds, feels like, and smells.

Comment by Electric Blue on March 24, 2015 at 2:58pm

I would say if you are a writer of any sort you should be allowed to join :)

Comment by Bree on March 24, 2015 at 7:54am

Can anyone join? Even someone who has a problem writing a spell/ritual? B.

Comment by Electric Blue on March 23, 2015 at 4:00pm

Best of luck :)

I had to write a paper in my English class during college, and my professor told me I was not descriptive when I discussed things that should include how it smelled, how it tasted, that sort o f thing. Otherwise people say I write pretty well, if it was not for that little bump in the road. 

Comment by Tegwedd ShadowDancer on March 22, 2015 at 10:40pm

Electric, I have the opposite problem, I'm usually TOO descriptive.  The trick, I've learned, is to work it into your dialog and action, so that the exposition doesn't get too long.  I'm working on finishing my vampire novel, until April 1st, when I'm going to start on my first stage play for NaNoWriMo's Script Frenzy.  Will me luck.

Comment by Electric Blue on March 22, 2015 at 2:49am

Hello and Merry Meet everyone. I have been a member for a while, but decided to stop into Pagan Space and do some posting before bed. I do a little bit of writing in my spare time, but my biggest problem is never finishing it. I also seem to have a problem with not being descriptive enough. i hope I can touch up on my skills as a member here. 

Comment by Kayla Anne on January 19, 2015 at 9:49am

Just in case anyone is interested!

New Pagan blog seeking Do It Yourself blog posts from everyday Wiccans and Pagans. Posts should be between 300 and 500 words, and must include author’s name. The tone of the post should be lighthearted, positive, and informative.

 

Ideas for posts:

 

-       DIY Altar Tools

-       Personal Sabbat traditions.

-       Homemade spells/rituals

-       Practicing tips for the closeted Witch

-       Gardening tips

-       Recipes (with a magickal twist)

-       Book reviews

-       DIY Book of Shadows tips

 

There will be no compensation for these posts, however photos and bios may be submitted for personal promotion.

 

Not all posts will be accepted. You will be notified by the blog editor if your post will be published. Posts may be edited for content and style.

 

Submit posts by email at [email protected]

Blog will launch in March 2015.

Comment by Kayla Anne on January 19, 2015 at 9:49am

Just in case anyone is interested!

New Pagan blog seeking Do It Yourself blog posts from everyday Wiccans and Pagans. Posts should be between 300 and 500 words, and must include author’s name. The tone of the post should be lighthearted, positive, and informative.

 

Ideas for posts:

 

-       DIY Altar Tools

-       Personal Sabbat traditions.

-       Homemade spells/rituals

-       Practicing tips for the closeted Witch

-       Gardening tips

-       Recipes (with a magickal twist)

-       Book reviews

-       DIY Book of Shadows tips

 

There will be no compensation for these posts, however photos and bios may be submitted for personal promotion.

 

Not all posts will be accepted. You will be notified by the blog editor if your post will be published. Posts may be edited for content and style.

 

Submit posts by email at [email protected]

Blog will launch in March 2015.

 

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