I’d say my writing kryptonite is my own self-confidence, or rather, lack-thereof. I have difficulty with believing in myself for a number of reasons, none of which are pleasant. When I start doubting myself, I stop writing. I suppose it’s because writing is such a lonely thing. When even you start doubting yourself, it’s like… Continue reading Getting to Know You: What is your writing kryptonite?
Wow. What a question… Well, if it was a done deal, a guarantee that if I did this, I’d become a better writer…I would give up coffee. Yes, coffee. And for those who know me, you know this is a big sacrifice. I love my coffee. I drink it every day (fair-trade, of course). I… Continue reading Getting to Know You: What would you give up if it would make you a better writer?
Last week we looked at the most common descriptive techniques beyond adjectives: similes and metaphors. This week, we're going to get a little more technical. Personification Personification is the giving of human characteristics to a non-human object or an animal. It's a relatively common type of description, though not used as frequently as similes and… Continue reading #Prowrite: Effective Description- Personification and Zoomorphism
Today's inspiration comes, once more, from psychology.com! Jouska: a hypothetical conversation you have with yourself over and over again. Who hasn't done this? Hopefully it'll spark something within you. Happy writing!
Last week we looked at the use of nouns, verbs and adjectives in description. This week we're going to get a little bit more technical by looking at the first of our writer's craft methods: similes and metaphors. Both of these are techniques that create meaning by association. Remember, if 'like' or 'as' are used… Continue reading #Prowrite: Effective Description – Similes and Metaphors