Writing Tips

Using All Five Senses

Posted on August 10, 2011 by ellen

This is fundamental in good writing.  We have to describe what the character smells, hears, tastes, and feels through touch, as well as what she sees.  This draws the reader into the world you have created, and hopefully, he will stay in your world until he finishes the book–which means you have written a good book that draws the reader in, and holds the attention.

Right Brain/Left Brain

Posted on July 23, 2011 by ellen

When we are in our creative mode, we are in our right brain.  In this mode we cannot distinguish between “hour” and “our”, or their, there, they’re.  But we are free to create!  Editing with the left brain can come later.  If you don’t believe this, just write something over 2,000 words and it WILL come through.  I don’t know where I came up with that figure of 2,000 words?  This can even happen in much shorter works if you are not thinking about it and trying to edit as you write.  It’s a pretty cool concept when we think about it.  The brain is a masterpiece by our Creator!  Happy writing!  And remember, writing is rewriting and editing a work many times, if necessary.