Excelerate

Yes, I know…before you correct my spelling, I had a reason for messing up the word accelerate. I’m pleased to announce I’ve finished the Excel spreadsheet from hell, otherwise known as Timeline Points by Character, and I’m ready to move forward speedily with completing Book III (and IV & IV) at long last. I’m still…

Cat’s Got Class

I took an online course today from Cat Rambo on Description and Delivering Information. My favorite tip was: Always choose to describe what’s distinct for that moment in time. That ignites my imagination to see every level of what’s happening in my scene: physical setting, feelings, filters, predicaments, other characters, reactions. I think it will allow me to…

N is for New Knowledge – Fine Art of Description

The panels at Norwescon are full of good advice and creative ideas. One panel packed with great tips was The Fine Art of Description. I especially appreciated the section on layering description. Here’s what experienced and professional authors recommend: