Kootenai River in NW Montana, near Canadian Border

Kootenai River in NW Montana, near Canadian Border
photo by Gene Tunick of Eureka, Montana

Tuesday, December 13, 2011

Tip O'Day #238 - The Write Spice

Guest blogger Gayle George Gross on how to spice up your writing, and try something different with your story line.

Create a snappy interaction between characters, allowing their personalities to show by adding dialogue to the story. Watch the conversation dry up as the characters begin mulling over past transgressions. Preserve the mood with a flash of lust and passion. Find a natural setting for the characters to relax and draw on their inner strengths. Extract the hidden strengths from their strong character, overcoming the coarse words of a sour adversary. Don’t let them mince words when someone deserves to be put in their place. Provide an opportunity for them to ground themselves with friends and loved ones. Cut to the chase and let them know how you really feel about them before they’re roasted by a challenger. Mild or sweet, hot or sassy, love them with your whole heart and soul, even the nuts.

There’s a great newsletter that provides a new word a day for your vocabulary. http://wordsmith.org/awad/index.html adds to the spice collection on your shelf.

When you've maximized the right flavor and are ready for a taste-test visit http://www.10daybookclub.com/ We know there's a masterpiece waiting to be sampled. We look forward to serving you.

1 comment:

  1. Thank you, Dixon. It was great to be a contributor to your wonderful Blog. Continued success to you.