Some stories…

Some stories…

A book is a device to ignite the imagination.

Alan Bennett, The Uncommon Reader

Book Geek Quote #560

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How to Stay Confident When Writing


Being a confident writer is a very difficult thing to do. We are usually our own worst critics, so it can be hard to feel like we’re writing something worthwhile. While there is always something we can learn and apply to our writing, you need to know that you are a good…

Hello! I'm currently writing a story in first person, something I don't usually do. How do I tell the reader my character's appearance without just going "My name is Joe. I have brown hair and and blue eyes" ect. Because I feel like that would be bad writing. Thanks! — Anonymous


Don’t tell your reader about your character’s appearance all at once. Sprinkle it throughout the story, like this…


Mom’s eyes were blue, like mine.

My green hair almost disappeared in the grassy field.

I was the complete opposite of my sister, who was {describe sister here}

Outside Observations

My boyfriend smiled and said, “How could I resist? You know I have a thing for black hair.”

"That swimsuit was made for bustier girls than you," my friend told me.

"You should smile more often," Mom said. "Sometimes I forget you inherited my dimples."

General Observations

As a first generation Chinese immigrant, I stuck out like a sore thumb among the Wonder Bread kids of the suburbs.

Taming my stubble was like playing a losing game of Whack-a-Mole, but I had to look presentable for the gala.

My nose is long and pointy - perfect for sticking into other people’s business. 

The satchel thumped uncomfortably against my bony hip.


I braided my long, blond hair nervously.

My face was too concave for the sunglasses; they quickly slipped to the tip of my nose.

It was no problem for me to reach the items on the top shelf.

Manifesto (via Natasha Lester Author of If I Should Lose You and What is Left Over, After | A Writer’s Manifesto - Natasha Lester Author of If I Should Lose You and What is Left Over, After)

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