29 Better Ways To Say “Shone” than Shone

Synonyms courtesy of Thesaurus.com. Because “shone” should never be used. It’s not a real word. Oh, it tries, and it’s in the dictionary and all – but come on. Nobody ever uses it in real life when they’re speaking, so don’t put it in your stories. And if YOU use it in real life whileContinue reading “29 Better Ways To Say “Shone” than Shone”

As hard as it is to write a story with all the commas in the right places…

As hard as it is to write a story with all the commas in the right places, subject-verb agreement, a correct POV for each scene, a fast pace, great dialogue, and engaging characters… …all that is only half the battle. The other half is coming up with a compelling story idea. Readers will stay gluedContinue reading “As hard as it is to write a story with all the commas in the right places…”

Emotions Make Everything In A Story Connect

We have addressed hundreds of writing related topics here on the blog; use the search button to find the ones you need. your humble host Try to paint emotion in thick when you have a dramatic scene. Use more words than you think you need. When Bonnie, your killer, is about to confront a random fisherman after the murder, YOU haveContinue reading “Emotions Make Everything In A Story Connect”