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Practical insights for writers from Jessica P Morrell

Nail it

Written By: Jessica Morrell - Apr• 24•17

If I show you my character has great hair, you will not see her. If I tell you she has a tiny scar at the upper left corner of her lip from which protrudes one gray whisker–you will make up the rest of her face with absolute clarity. If I tell you my character is waiting in a car, you wont be ‘caught,’ but if I tell you he pushes his fingers down in the crack of the car seat where the ancient leather has pulled away from the seat frame, and pulls up a small coin purse with a faded in it–you will be mine.

~ Pat Schneide

Keep writing for the senses, keep dreaming, have heart

 

 

 

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