Writerly Things 10/15/17

Writerly Things…10/15/17

Traci Kenworth


I finally got past that blank page! I’ve completed one chapter and started another. The first chapter came out strong, I think. It took me a while to get started. I always like to get the vision down in my head for what everything looks like so that I keep that clear picture for when I revise and take some things out. Can’t have too much description. Yes, there is such a thing as too much.

I didn’t go into detail about my character much, just a few things. This isn’t the time to go in depth and then again, maybe there isn’t such a place. Some others like to just leave things to the reader’s imagination. I like to give a few things and build off that. I’m not listing a bunch of check-offs like eye color, height, etc.

This time, I’m using OneStop to help me get in some weather details and symbol motifs. Even some texture to the scene. For instance, my chapters begin in the rocky hills of Israel and I can use serrated as the texture for such. There’s also a thunderstorm to show God’s wrath. The symbols show my character’s isolation.

Do you use weather, symbols, and texture in your writing? What about details about your characters?

Have a great week, take care, and God bless!


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