Monthly Archives: February 2015

Character description

Blog post for today, borrowed…

Crackin' The WIP

By P.A.Thompson

I have no original thoughts today, so I’m stealing a post written almost three and a half years ago by my friend Doyle McKim.

Writing tip of the month: Character description.
Posted on November 5, 2011 by lewiscountywriters

You’ve just been hooked into a gripping story line when suddenly it stops and you’re handed a parts list of someone’s face and build. Is that what you want to read at the moment? Do you even want a detailed description or do you want to supply some of your own?

There are things we must know soon, of course. In order of importance: Is your character human, or maybe a rabbit or a lamp post; male or female; Caucasian or otherwise; young or old; fair or dark?

Feed it slowly. A name, will usually tell gender, so will a pronoun. “He poured powder into the muzzle.” What else does…

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Writing – Random Thoughts

Crackin' The WIP

By P.A.Thompson

So, no real topic today. As the title says, Random Thoughts.

Writers seem to be smart people. Nice generalization eh? As with any generalization… blah blah exceptions blah blah. Or it could be the filters I have that don’t let me deal with idiots. Hmm, I don’t seem to have my ‘Politically Correct’ filter on right now. I’ve categorized people as either smart or idiots. What a snob I be.

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More on Self/Indie Publishing

From our writers blog, with thanks to Kyle Pratt

Crackin' The WIP

By P.A.Thompson

Maybe I should say, ‘Moron Self/Indie Publishing’. But, that would only be if I were giving you my opinions on this subject.

I have a friend in my local writers group, Lewis County Writers Guild, that has been successful in publishing and promoting his writing. Successful enough that he has quit his non-writer job and is making enough money to support himself. At least for a while.

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