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Dynamic Verbs: to drink

Drink with difficulty because you don’t like it or are upset.Choke DownForce Down drink it all quicklyChug: drink without stopping…

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Sensory Description

The basic human senses are: seeing, hearing, touch, smell and taste. However, don’t forget the many other senses we have,…

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Character Description & Emotion

Showing creates mental pictures, it is interactive and participatory because it forces the reader to deduce the facts for himself….

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Alternatives for ‘said’

Whenever possible, use SAID. Whenever possible, make the dialogue do the work and provide enough context (e.g. with gestures) to…

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The pace should quicken when there is action and suspense, and slow down when there are moments of calm. Controlling…

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Flashbacks and Memories

Flashbacks The flash-back golden rule: Memories are not for reminiscing. They serve to navigate the present! Use these to move…

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How to describe smiles and laughter

How to describe laughter Ha ha (sarcastic) Haha (polite) Ha. (unmeant bored) Ha! (exclamation) Hehe (immature, sly) Hahaha (genuine) Haha……