I know, I know. I hate the Grammar Police. The people who “walk” up behind you online and correct every little mistake. Sometimes we have bad days. I often get annoyed seeing their, when someone is referring to a place there (adverb) or they’re when someone means their. For instance: Their going to the club wouldn’t […]
We’ve all done it at some point. Maybe we think using a word instead of said will make our writing seem fancier. What about the mirror cliché? So on and so forth. This is a new section that I plan on adding to as time goes on. Five Habits to Avoid in Fiction Writing. This […]
This is my character bio template you can download and edit for your own characters. Character Bio Template CHARACTER BIO TEMPLATE Name: (Include formal and any nicknames or aliases) Role in the story: Age: Sex/Gender: Race: Ethnicity: Marital Status: From: Parents: Siblings: What languages do they speak?: Where do they currently live? Describe their home/city: […]
Do you ever get stumped when wondering which punctuation marks to use in your writing? I know I do. Check out some of these helpful videos and sites that can help. Happy Simming! How to use a semicolon (video) 10 Comma Rules (video) Writing Skills: When to use commas with for, but, and, or yet, […]
I often get people asking me where to get poses. As I just started downloading poses for TS4, I like to keep an ongoing list for reference. This is my list for poses. Included are a variety for storytelling, modeling, couples, NSFW, conversational, family, group, etc. I will add more to this list as time […]
Just an FYI for using Mods. When you download mods, ALWAYS read the creator notes for information that may conflict with other mods, resources used that could conflict, etc. The Mod Conflict app will not tell you what mods are conflicting in your game. Therefore it is best to know exactly what you are downloading and what you already have in your game. Mods that change/enhance gameplay can be a lot of fun, but they are powerful tools and if you choose to use them, take precautions and know what you’re doing. Also deleting Last Exceptions (LE) won’t make your problem go away. Happy Simming.
Descriptive writing is a description of characters, objects, environment in your story. It awakens the five senses: Sight, Sound, Smell, Taste, Touch.
Try using sensory descriptive words. Here’s an example from my upcoming story
VAGUE: I sat up in my dark bedroom. I felt horrible and angry. Eventually, I laid back down and started to cry.
VIVID: I sat up in my bed engulfed by the darkness, only the light from the moon illuminating the room. I felt a heavy pit in my stomach as I tried to grasp what just happened. Why do I keep allowing this happen? I wiped away a tear, angry at myself for crying. Get it together, I told myself. I laid back down in my bed, looking out the window, as the blaring sound of an ambulance whirled by. I stayed very still, trying not to feel anything, trying to be numb. If I moved my body or even one inch, I would come undone. I closed my eyes and could feel the hot tears running down my cheek and onto my pillow forming a warm puddle against my face.
See the difference? Ayana is expressing sadness because she feels heartbroken. But simply saying she felt horrible and angry wasn’t enough. Simply saying she was in a dark bedroom wasn’t enough. It’s important to paint the picture for your audience.
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