Tuesday, March 13, 2012

Vivid Images--For Writers

Strong verbs and vivid nouns are the canvas and oil that authors use to paint living images for readers.

But what about images for writers?  When we learn our craft, where's the impact? Is our writing ever blah because our idea of craft is eh?

Here are a few phrases I use to jumpstart my romance writing. Hope you'll find them electric as well.

For a basic hero/heroine scene-- "You're driving me nuts!" Note, this works in romcom, in bedroom situations, and more :)
Set up an expectation--then twist it.
Show don't tell--You're making a movie of it, not a movie of you talking about it.

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