Writing Wednesdays: 7 Powerful Alternatives for Saying “Want” (Verb)

My characters want things. A lot of things, sometimes. But if I just keep having them say “I want, I want, I want”, they’d sound like spoiled brats; also, “want” sometimes just doesn’t cover it.

Writing Wednesdays - 7 Powerful Alternatves for Saying Want (Verb)

Today I’m going to give you seven verbs that can replace “want” in your writing and pack a punch while they’re at it.

The words are Continue reading

My To Review List for August 2019

This month I’ve got something to enjoy on every medium: an audiobook, a paperback and an e-book. Two of those are fiction and the paperback is something I’d recommend to writers. In the order I’ll be reviewing, the books are…

Don’t Judge – Nothing Special, Book 4

Don't Judge - Nothing Special, Book 4 by A.E. Via

Author: A.E. Via

Narrator: Aiden Snow

Listening length: 9 hours and 38 minutes

Themes and genres: Contemporary LGBT Romance, crime, detective, bounty hunter, gay

WARNING: Mature Content

Blurb:

Detective Austin Michaels didn’t think life could get any better after he was accepted into the most notorious narcotics task force on the East Coast Continue reading

Writing Wednesdays: Ways to Show Your Character is in Love (Part Two)

Writing Wednesdays - Ways to Show Your Character is in Love (Part Two)

Two weeks ago, in the first part of this post, I gave you fifteen ways to show that your character is in love with someone; today, I’m going to give you suggestions on what couples could do together or what one person in a relationship could do for the other Continue reading

Writing Wednesdays: Word Lists Table of Content

Writing Wednesdays Word Lists Table of Content

I’ve uploaded a handful of word lists on Dilyana’s World and I intend to post more. However, I couldn’t help but wonder how you guys are going to find all of them. So: I decided to post this table of content.

Here, I’ll link all word lists that are currently available and add Continue reading

Writing Wednesdays: 10 Ways to Show Your Character is Irritated

Writing Wednesdays - 10 Ways to Show Your Character is Irritated

There are only so many times you can use the word “irritated”… Or “annoyed”. Or “frustrated”. Or “ticked off” (yeah, I know it’s a phrase, not a word).

You get it: you can use “irritated” or a synonym of it in your writing. However, in order to avoid repetition while at the same time adhering to the show don’t tell rule, why don’t you include one – or more – of these ten gestures? Continue reading

Writing Wednesdays: 3 YouTubers to Watch if You Want to Write and Publish

Writing Wednesdays - 3 YouTubers to Watch if You Want to Write and Publish

As you’ve probably guessed by the title, today I’m going to share with you three of my favorite YouTube channels that offer advice on writing and publishing. This isn’t a Top 3; I’m listing them in a random order.

Just a note before we start: I have no contact with these authors and I don’t know how they’d feel about me using their avatars in this post, so I’m not going to include their pictures.

Okay?

Okay.

Let’s go then Continue reading