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Fashion Terms New And Old

While I once blogged a part of this blog elsewhere, I’ve added a bonus to this one by listing terms old and new for all sorts of clothing like coats, pants, hats, shoes, skirts etc. This makes for a lot … Continue reading

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Facial Expressions – Word And Phrase Descriptions

One List that I have never blogged is my Facial Expression List. The reason for this is because some of these words and phrases are included on other lists like Let’s Get Mouthy, Nose Features, Eye Descriptions etc. Recently, however, … Continue reading

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Let’s Get Mouthy – Word and Phrase Descriptions For The Mouth

The mouth is … well, mouthy!  Its descriptions show/tell a lot about the character.  The mouth plays a part in not only physical appearance but also a character’s facial expressions which of convey emotions. Heck, even how a character uses … Continue reading

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Eye Descriptions – A Peek Into A Character’s Psyche

Why are eye descriptions so important? Because they show more that just physical description. They are a type of emotional body language that gives the reader a peek into the character’s psyche. Physical Eye Descriptions: Colors and Eye Shape Eye … Continue reading

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Forest, Trees and Wetland Descriptions

In my previous blog, Setting Descriptions That Don’t Sound Travel Logs, I discussed how to use setting descriptions to set the tone or give atmosphere to a scene. I also listed a few of my favorite resources. Another source I … Continue reading

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Setting Descriptions That Don’t Sound Like Travel Logs

If not done correctly setting descriptions read like a travel log for Travel R Us. I used to hate describing anything, especially settings. Fortunately my crit group set me straight on a few facts. One of the first things I … Continue reading

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ECHOES – REPEAT OFFENDERS

I recently agreed to help a new writer with his work and soon realized some of the blogs I wrote a couple years back are exactly what he needs. The thing about writing is that the basic rules never change.  … Continue reading

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