Try imagining those words as a child might see them. Magnify what your imagination sees and zoom in on the details. Inject emotion into your characters. Breathe life into the scene by adding the suggestion of movement. Exaggerate the ordinary and illuminate the words; break convention!
…She learned how to dive. She shot ten bulls-eyes over the course of a week of intensive archery practice. She made a friendship bracelet. (“Two kinds, actually.”) She tie-dyed a T-shirt. She went on a night hike without flashlights…
Home From Summer Camp.
A Parent’s View of How Things at Camp Have and Haven’t Changed. My eleven-year-old daughter is home from a week
In the first of a new short series of blog posts, I’ll be answering some of the questions I’ve frequently been asked
Does this sound like you? You’ve written a great story (or work of non-fiction). You’ve fine-tuned it, rewritten it, labored
When in the midst of writing a new story, I tend to do what I call ‘live-action’ research to make the