Tag Archives: tone

Does Your Mood Affect Your Writing?

Recently, I studied a book dedicated to writing Christian romance, written by a prolific author who is wildly successful, publishing roughly ten books per year and maintaining a demanding speaking career. Given her creds, I thought the book would be … Continue reading

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Setting Description and Tone

At the beginning of your story, where is your character? What is she doing? What is going to happen to her? Questions one and two pertain to setting, question three pertains to tone, and presentation of both can go hand … Continue reading

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charisma or charism  (kəˈrɪzmə, ˈkærɪzəm) — n 1. a special personal quality or power of an individual making him capable of influencing or inspiring large numbers of people 2. a quality inherent in a thing which inspires great enthusiasm and devotion Even the World English Dictionary can’t provide a concrete definition of charisma–it’s a “quality” or “power.” It’s that thing that makes someone magnetic, alluring, “star-quality.” Finding an illustration for it was difficult this morning, because … Continue reading

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