Tips and Tricks, writing

Quick Tip # 5

Don’t just tell us what eye color they had. That won’t give us very much insight into the character.

Instead tell us if their eyes are shifty, soft, wrinkled, deep, watery, bloodshot, or other descriptors.

This will let us know more about them as a character and leads you into an easy way to either forecast action or explain personality.

Tips and Tricks, writing

Quick Tip #2

Is your story one blob of text that looks daunting to the most enthusiastic reader?

Here are the times when you should make a new paragraph:

  1. When someone new is speaking.
  2. After dialogue before action that is not directly related to the speaker.
  3. When a new person arrives
  4. When the setting changes
  5. When you introduce a new idea or thought
  6. When the time changes
  7. When your paragraph is getting lengthy.

Are there any more you would include? Add it in the comments!