Writing About Cuts, Scrapes, and Bruises

If a character gets into a fistfight, chances are, they’re going to end up with a few nasty bumps and bruises. Likewise, tripping on asphalt or accidentally grabbing a sharp object could also result in your character looking a little worse for wear.  There are infinite ways for characters to injure themselves over the course[…]

How to Describe Burns in Writing

Researching traumatic injuries is not fun. Even if you can handle fictional characters in pain, reading up on real descriptions of gruesome injuries can be emotionally taxing. Because of this, many writers don’t do the appropriate research before writing an injury into their story, and the resulting scenes end up feeling inauthentic and scientifically questionable.  […]

A Guide to Killing Your Characters

No matter what genre you’re writing in, there’s a chance you may end up having to write a character’s death scene. Killing your characters is not an easy thing to do—you want to make sure the scene carries weight, is emotionally charged, and can really devastate your readers. If you’re empathetic, you may even have[…]

Dialogue Writing Prompts to Spark Your Next Story

If you’re struggling with writer’s block, or you’re just feeling uninspired, there’s no better way to get writing again than with writing prompts! Dialogue writing prompts are some of my favorites to use when I’m out of ideas because they allow for much more creativity than most other writing prompts. Instead of getting a full[…]

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