So, I figured that since on Friday I wrote a book review and on Monday I wrote a fandom-oriented DIY, then today (a Wednesday) I should write about, well, writing. And what's better in writing than good word usage, a massive vocabulary, descriptive sentences? Okay, okay, fully fleshed-out characters are more important than that. A strong plot might be as well. But, still, boring word usage can ruin it all. I mean, think, if an author only ever used the word "happy"--never "joyous", never…
How to Capture Your Character's Appearance — Well-Storied.
Writers often enjoy crafting their characters' appearances, yet just how important is appearance in the grand scheme of your story? Well, that depends. In some instances, appearance plays a large role, informing a character's struggle, defining important cultural context, lending
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by Stephanie Morrill Stephanie writes young adult contemporary novels and is the creator of GoTeenWriters.com. Her novels include The Reinvention of Skylar Hoyt series (Revell) and the Ellie Sweet books (Playlist). You can connect with her on Facebook, Twitter, Pinterest, and check out samples of her work on her author website including the free novella, Throwing Stones. And, we're back! Hope everyone had a great last two weeks. I know some of you got to meet Jill in Kansas City (so…
How to Write Chapters That Captivate Readers — Well-Storied.
So, chapters. It occurred to me the other week that I’d yet to talk about them here on Well-Storied, despite the fact that I’ve been running this show for well over two years now. How could I have skipped something so crucial to the structure of a good novel? I'll be honest. For a long time, I re