What are writers chronically short on? Time.
There never seems to be enough of it as we try to get the next book written, research our publishing options, keep up with marketing, work on our platform, etc., and that doesn’t even factor in what’s happening in other areas of our life. And as we juggle, the one thing that can help us succeed more than anything else is often neglected: education to help us improve our storytelling skills.
You guys know Becca and I have a lot to say about description and how showing the right things in the right way means readers are pulled in and will care deeply about characters and what’s happening in their lives. We’ve written books on many description elements, and have even more of these in our THESAURUS database at One Stop for Writers.
This summer, Becca and I have recorded a mini lesson for each of our thesauruses, helping you better understand that story element, what its superpower is in your story, and how to activate that detail through description.
Each video takes you through a thesaurus in the One Stop for Writers database, but you don’t need to be a subscriber benefit from these lessons, or use our thesauruses (although they are very helpful for brainstorming). But if you are someone who uses them, this will broaden your understanding so you get even more value from each brainstorming list.
Summer is the perfect time for bite-sized learning
Summer tends to be slower paced, as it should be. So, if you have 5 (ish) minutes, give a video a try. Whether you want to learn how to describe a character’s emotions, activate the power of your scene’s setting, or understand character motivation better so plotting becomes easier, a helpful mini lesson is waiting for you.
Here’s the playlist, or choose the topic you’d like to know more about below.
Happy writing, and learning!
Grow Your Skills with Becca & Angela
Angela is a writing coach, international speaker, and bestselling author who loves to travel, teach, empower writers, and pay-it-forward. She also is a founder of One Stop For Writers, a portal to powerful, innovative tools to help writers elevate their storytelling.