Born in a West Virginian hospital on the dreaded 13th, Lydia Larue is an avid animal advocate, lover of all things literary, nonimitative novelist, sassy stay-at-home mom, and slave to one Felis catus. She also loves to play video games with her husband and spend time with her family.
Software is a great combination between artistry and engineering. — Bill Gates
I’ll admit I am the writer who has notes lying around my desk. In fact, I have a notebook where I laid out my ideas. This notebook has all kinds of post-it-notes stuck to various pages—and writings in the margins. I am a disorganized writer.
As a novelist, I well know of the importance of word-processing software. Before my foray into the world of self-publishing, I wanted to undergo the traditional route. I watched what other authors were doing. Most used a word-processing software.
Trying to describe a character can be one of the biggest challenges of writing. Let’s say you have a character who is loud and brash. You may know that, but saying, “Jackson was a loud, brash man,” doesn’t make for an engaging story.
So how do you talk about who a character is without talking about who a character is? One of the best ways to do that is through hair descriptions. It may seem strange, but describing a character through their hair can be powerful.