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19 Ways to Describe Spies

For the next few months, weekly writing tips will include word choice suggestions. That includes: colorful and original descriptions pithy words and phrases picture nouns and action verbs writing... Beginning to write The Next Best Seller. Come vis...
by Word Dreams on Jun 6, 2016

11 Ways to Describe Rooms

For the next few months, weekly writing tips will include word choice suggestions. That includes: colorful and original descriptions pithy words and phrases picture nouns and action verbs writing... Beginning to write The Next Best Seller. Come vis...
by Word Dreams on May 16, 2016

22 Ways to Describe Detectives

For the next few months, I’m sharing word choice suggestions for categories of ideas. That includes: colorful and original descriptions pithy words and phrases picture nouns and action verbs... Beginning to write The Next Best Seller. Come vis...
by Word Dreams on Apr 27, 2016

17 Ways to Describe Law Enforcement

For the next few months, weekly writing tips will include word choice suggestions. That includes: colorful and original descriptions pithy words and phrases picture nouns and action verbs writing... Beginning to write The Next Best Seller. Come vis...
by Word Dreams on Apr 18, 2016

37 Ways to Describe Depression

Here’s my list of what non-clinical depression looks like. Think of these as indicative of sadness. A note: These are for inspiration only. They can’t be copied because they’ve been... Beginning to write The Next Best Seller. Come...
by Word Dreams on Mar 23, 2015

65 Ways to Describe Sight and Eyes in Your Writing

Ever since William Shakespeare said: “The Eyes are the window to your soul” … people have been trying to decode ever glitter, wrinkle, squint, and gaze that passes from those orbs.... Beginning to write The Next Best Seller. Come v...
by Word Dreams on Mar 11, 2015

How to Talk Like a Southerner

As part of my writer’s resources, I post lists of descriptions that have jogged my creativity and helped me write about this and that more cleverly. One of the most challenging jobs as a... Beginning to write The Next Best Seller. Come visit..
by Word Dreams on Feb 2, 2015

48 Collections to Infuse Your Writing

For the next few months, weekly writing tips will revolve around word choice. That includes: colorful and original descriptions pithy words and phrases picture nouns and action verbs writing that... Beginning to write The Next Best Seller. Come visi...
by Word Dreams on Jan 26, 2015

How To Write Descriptions People Want to Read–Dogs

This is the next in the occasional “How to Write Descriptions” series. If you’re a writer, you know what I mean. You can’t just say, The dog laid down at my feet and fell... Beginning to write The Next Best Seller. Come visit...
by Word Dreams on Nov 12, 2014

How To Write Descriptions People Want to Read–Dogs

This is the next in the occasional “How to Write Descriptions” series. If you’re a writer, you know what I mean. You can’t just say, The dog laid down at my feet and fell... Beginning to write The Next Best Seller. Come visit...
by Word Dreams on Nov 12, 2014

How To Describe Your Character’s Appearance in a Phrase

UPDATE This is the ninth in the “How to Write Descriptions” series. When you’re writing about your protagonist, you want the reader to see them–their clothes, shoes, the scarf... Beginning to write The Next Best Seller. Come...
by Word Dreams on Jul 16, 2014

How To Describe Your Character’s Appearance in a Phrase

UPDATE This is the ninth in the “How to Write Descriptions” series. When you’re writing about your protagonist, you want the reader to see them–their clothes, shoes, the scarf... Beginning to write The Next Best Seller. Come...
by Word Dreams on Jul 16, 2014

How to Write Descriptions People Want to Read: Nature

This is the next in the “How to Write Descriptions” series. I like to collect descriptions other people have of life. I keep them on a big spreadsheet that I’m constantly updating.... Beginning to write The Next Best Seller. Come v...
by Word Dreams on May 21, 2014

How to Write Descriptions People Want to Read: Nature

This is the next in the “How to Write Descriptions” series. I like to collect descriptions other people have of life. I keep them on a big spreadsheet that I’m constantly updating.... Beginning to write The Next Best Seller. Come v...
by Word Dreams on May 21, 2014

How to Describe a Landscape

This is the next in the “How to Write Descriptions” series. Landscape descriptions are many and varied, so I’ll just touch on a few. These, as usual, come from writing I admire, so... Beginning to write The Next Best Seller. Come v...
by Word Dreams on May 14, 2014

How to Describe a Landscape

This is the next in the “How to Write Descriptions” series. Landscape descriptions are many and varied, so I’ll just touch on a few. These, as usual, come from writing I admire, so... Beginning to write The Next Best Seller. Come v...
by Word Dreams on May 14, 2014

How to Write Descriptions People Want to Read: an African Landscape

How do you communicate to Western world readers the uncivilized, nature-controlled land that is Africa. If your story includes an African setting, you must get that untamed, mysterious feel across or... Beginning to write The Next Best Seller. Come...
by Word Dreams on Apr 30, 2014

How to Write Descriptions People Want to Read: an African Landscape

How do you communicate to Western world readers the uncivilized, nature-controlled land that is Africa. If your story includes an African setting, you must get that untamed, mysterious feel across or... Beginning to write The Next Best Seller. Come...
by Word Dreams on Apr 30, 2014

How To Write Descriptions People Want to Read: Wild Animals

This is the third in a series “How to Write Descriptions”. As writers, we have only words to communicate some of the most complicated images in life. The trick for writers is, how to pick just the... Beginning to write The Next Best Seller. Come...
by Word Dreams on Apr 23, 2014

How To Write Descriptions People Want to Read: Wild Animals

This is the third in a series “How to Write Descriptions”. As writers, we have only words to communicate some of the most complicated images in life. The trick for writers is, how to pick just the... Beginning to write The Next Best Seller. Come...
by Word Dreams on Apr 23, 2014


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