Daily Archives: April 27, 2013

Don Quixote: Unseen In The Cluttered Room

** Descriptive writing is not only painting a picture, but providing depth, form, shape, taste and smell to the reader’s experience. Visual imagery can be intensified by adding other senses. So, close your eyes. Today, we take a stranger into … Continue reading

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Excelsior: The Quest for Excellence

** The quest for excellence, in writing, as in any other field, is all about blood, sweat and tears. In other words, hard work. Consistently doing what you do, incessantly, relentlessly, again and again, making your middle name to be … Continue reading

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How to Write: Life After Writer’s Block

** “Show me how.” Sooner or later, everyone either says those words, or hears those words directed at themselves. I repeat, for emphasis: “Show me how.” Game on. Let’s give you now only one communication tool – the written word. … Continue reading

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Writing About Emotions: An Epiphany, A Defining Moment

** Being able to understand and describe a range of emotions based on your own personal experiences is an invaluable storytelling tool. If you are able to master the communication of emotions that you have personally experienced, you can easily … Continue reading

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The Cluttered Room (Part 2): Anthropomorphism

** I looked around the room, now illuminated by the bright yet unforgivingly cold April sun. It is always chilly in Chile, and in this room, the bright sunlit day mocked the coldness of the room. To be sure, there … Continue reading

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Descriptive Writing: The Cluttered Room

** Prompt: Describe the room you are in, as though you have just entered it for the first time. What does it tell a stranger about its occupants? The room was located on the second floor. You reached it, obviously … Continue reading

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