M. B. Weston’s Writing Diary: 09/02/15 – Observing Life’s Details Can Improve Your Writing

This is a great reminder piece for writers. Environment plays into your story just like any other character.

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Observing even the smallest details that surround you in life can help add color and spice to your writing.

I haven’t done one of these in a while, and I’m trying to start back up. If you have ever attended one of my writing workshops on description, you may have heard me say, “Your world needs to haunt your reader.” The world that you have created, including the landscape and folklore, should stay with your reader even after she puts the book down. Infusing your story with rich sensory details can help you accomplish that goal.

I’m currently vacationing in the Smokey Mountain area of North Carolina, and I have enjoyed a few hikes in the woods (as much as I can in my 3rd trimester).
So many of my stories, especially those in the Elysian Chronicles, take place in the woods. I “put on my writing hat” so…

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