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CHECKLISTS AND TIP SHEETS

Description is multi-faceted; learning how to wield it efficiently will make your characters feel authentic and help to draw readers into the fictional world. These Checklists and Tip Sheets can help broaden your understanding of how to make every word count, deepening your characterization, mastering the pace, and pushing the story forward.

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ADDING CONFLICT

Adding conflict

ATTRACTION BODY LANGUAGE (FEMALES)

Stages of attraction %28female%29

ATTRACTION BODY LANGUAGE (MALES)

Stages of attraction %28male%29

BACKSTORY CHECKLIST

Backstory checklist

BODY LANGUAGE IN DIALOGUE

Body language in dialogue

CHARACTER MOTIVATION

Character motivation

CHARACTER SECRETS

Character secrets

COLOR THESAURUS TUTORIAL

Color thesaurus

DEEP POV CHECKLIST

Deep pov checklist

EMOTIONAL EXPRESSIONS

Emotional expression

EMOTIONAL WOUND THESAURUS TUTORIAL

Emotional wound thesaurus

EMOTION AMPLIFIER THESAURUS TUTORIAL

Emotion amplifier thesaurus

EMOTION THESAURUS TUTORIAL

Emotion thesaurus

FLASHBACKS CHECKLISTS

Flashback checklist

LIST OF FLAWS

List of flaws

LIST OF POSITIVE ATTRIBUTES

List of positive attributes

NEGATIVE TRAIT THESAURUS TUTORIAL

Negative trait thesaurus

PACING AND PRESSURE POINTS

Pacing and pressure points

PHYSICAL FEATURES THESAURUS TUTORIAL

Physical features thesaurus

PLOTTING PUSHES

Plotting pushes

POSITIVE TRAIT THESAURUS TUTORIAL

Positive trait thesaurus

RAISING THE STAKES

Raising the stakes

SETTING CHOICE AND DESCRIPTION

Setting choice and description

SETTING THESAURUS TUTORIAL

Setting thesaurus

SHAPE THESAURUS TUTORIAL

Shape thesaurus

SYMBOLISM THESAURUS TUTORIAL

Symbolism thesaurus

TALENTS AND SKILLS THESAURUS TUTORIAL

Talents and skills thesaurus

TEXTURE THESAURUS TUTORIAL

Texture thesaurus

WEATHER THESAURUS TUTORIAL

Weather thesaurus

WHEN TO SHOW, NOT TELL

When to show  not tell

WHEN TO SHOW, NOT TELL (EXAMPLES)

Show don't tell examples

WHEN TO TELL, NOT SHOW

When to tell  not show

WORTHY GOALS

Worthy goals