Thursday, August 16, 2018


One of my favorite tips is how to increase the emotional aspect of a story. Instead of adding words that tell us how a character feels, layer aspects of emotion into the setting. Readers will pick up on the emotion created by the setting and assume what the character feels. For example, in the opening of my book Bringer of Chaos: Forged in Fire, it's obvious how he feels, based on his perception of the setting.

Would this incessant nightmare of darkness never end? The steaming, lightless rainforest stank of alien spores and enough flowers to choke the dead. Let the rescue party inhale, but this cloying scent left a sickening taste in his mouth. 

WOW!  Going back through my manuscript again :-) Thanks for sharing!

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