Wallpaper, Blinkies and Shinbangers: World Clinic moves forward #WABWM

Today in the Create A World Clinic, I started into one of my favorite parts of worldbuilding: developing active description.

Got 1044 words so far on how active description is different than the passive description that pushes readers to skim, and introduced the three critical elements of active description: Wallpaper, Blinkies, and Shinbangers.

It was a fun writing day. Looking forward to putting together the worksheets for this section tomorrow, and finishing up my demo.

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By Holly

Novelist, writing teacher, on a mission to reprint my out-of-print books and indie-publish my new ones.

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Amy Fahrer
Amy Fahrer
10 years ago

I am really looking forward to the World clinic. I’m doing HTRYN now, and slogging through this exact part of the revision process right now. Definitely wish I had been more careful about setting up my world in the first draft. Thanks for all you do, Holly!

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