Have characters use their five senses. These senses include what a
character sees, hears, touches, tastes and smells. To expand sensory details
and freshen the narrative go consider a character walking on
a windy beach. Do the waves crash onto the shore? (hear) Do grains of sands
sting her cheek? (touch) Is the air salty? (taste) Is there a whiff of oiled
bodies baking in the sun? (smell)
Counter-culture poet, Charles Richard Bean, died yesterday. In
1972, Mr. Bean made headline news after he was denied tenure at the University
of Buffalo, set up a tent on the grounds, and went on a hunger strike for two
weeks. It was later revealed, a number of coeds were dropping off food and
hallucinogens late at night. It was the two best weeks of his life. In his
later years, Mr. Bean became a photographer. He is credited with the phrase
"wat up wit dat?"
In writing fiction, always know what your characters are feeling, then
illustrate that feeling through one or all of the following: dialogue, interior
thought, action, description. For instance, if a character is angry, have him
shout (dialogue), swear in his head (interior thought), slam a window (action),
and/or have something occur in the setting that reflects his mood: shattering
Ruby Slippers (nee Nia Goldman) passed into spirit when Taurus was
in retrograde Mars. Ruby, known for her tireless support of the arts, started
out in humble beginnings as a caged Go-Go dancer. From performance artist to
professional party It girl, friends say her wit, charm, and remarkable
networking skills, could have elected her President. In a recent interview, Ms.
Slippers commented, "My only talent is remembering people's names."
A Hattie Moon Mystery introduces
Hattie Moon, an unassuming, octogenarian who steps out of her dusty world of
cat hair, mixed-up days, and rambling conversations with her dead husband to
solve the murder of her paperboy, Jason Meeks. She, along with her friend Muriel
Manning, unravel clues the police have missed and suddenly find themselves
swirling in a deceitful, troubling world of marital infidelity, drugs, the dark
web, and a diabolical force that hovers, ready to pounce.
"Fashion icon, Jasmine Dupont (nee Jablonski), died as she had
lived, in dramatic style. It was reported Mrs. Dupont tripped on a hand-painted
silk caftan and fell down a marble staircase. On the day of her passing, Mrs.
Dupont was quoted as saying "American women are oinkers. British woman
should be kenneled. And the French...don't get me started." Mrs. Dupont's
response from the certain backlash will be missed. Adieu ma douce."
"The key is to allow, never force, because divine guidance, at first, is fragile—a
translucent veil, a distant echo—such that the moment one reaches and grabs, it
is no longer. But I've learned a trick. I simply start writing...." Mr Mees