August 18th, 2010

Wright's Writing Corner: Dicken's Trick

Next in our series of articles fleshing out the points on my Writing Tips.


Dicken’s Trick: Using action in description: “There is not just a kettle on the fire, it is boiling over.” "Horses at the cab stands are steaming in the cold and stamping. When people enter a room they are sneezing or hiding something in their pockets."

 

Hmm…this one is hard to write about because, while I love this idea, this tip is here to remind me to try it, not because I have mastered it.

 

So, this installment will be short.

 

The issue is that a scene is more interesting of something active is going on. The more active an action, the more dramatic and attention-drawing. A room with a kettle sitting on the counter is not as active as a room with a kettle on the fire. A room with a kettle on the fire is not as active as a room with a kettle boiling over.

 

 

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Wright’s Writing Corner: Dicken’s Trick

Next in our series of articles fleshing out the points on my Writing Tips.

 


Dicken’s Trick: Using action in description: “There is not just a kettle on the fire, it is boiling over.” “Horses at the cab stands are steaming in the cold and stamping. When people enter a room they are sneezing or hiding something in their pockets.”

 

Hmm…this one is hard to write about because, while I love this idea, this tip is here to remind me to try it, not because I have mastered it.

 

So, this installment will be short.

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Bring Sophia Home!!

Friends,

This wonderful family is desperate to get to China, as their future daughter turns 14 in just a month! If you have even $5 or $10 to help them, see below:

They write:
We now have an account set up with Life Songs for Orphans to accept tax deductible donations to help bring Sophia home by credit card or paypal. A tax receipt will be sent out from Life Songs for Orphans at the end of the year. We are short $5,000 for our trip and we have to be in China by September 11th because Sophia ages out on September 19th. Go to www.lifesongsfororphans.org. Click on Make a Donation on the left hand side towards the bottom. Click towards the bottom on Donate. Under purpose put Huffman-Account #1151. Please also continue to pray for us that we are able to get all of our money together before we travel.

Here's the direct link for giving: 

http://www.lifesongfororphans.org/donation.html

Thanks!

Jagi (who has been there!)

Bring Sophia Home!!

Friends,

This wonderful family is desperate to get to China, as their future daughter turns 14 in just a month! If you have even $5 or $10 to help them, see below:

They write:
We now have an account set up with Life Songs for Orphans to accept tax deductible donations to help bring Sophia home by credit card or paypal. A tax receipt will be sent out from Life Songs for Orphans at the end of the year. We are short $5,000 for our trip and we have to be in China by September 11th because Sophia ages out on September 19th. Go to www.lifesongsfororphans.org. Click on Make a Donation on the left hand side towards the bottom. Click towards the bottom on Donate. Under purpose put Huffman-Account #1151. Please also continue to pray for us that we are able to get all of our money together before we travel.

Here’s the direct link for giving: 

http://www.lifesongfororphans.org/donation.html

Thanks!

Jagi (who has been there!)

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