Writing Description

Ten Descriptive Writing Practices by Melissa Donovan from writingforward.com

Exercises in descriptive writing for contemporary audiences.

I think this radical change in how we approach description is directly tied to the wide availability of film, television, and photography. Let’s say you were living in the 19th century, writing a story about a tropical island for an audience of northern, urban readers. You would be fairly certain that most of your readers had never seen such an island and had no idea what it looked like.

Writing Bilingual Characters

Writing a Bilingual Character: Tips from simplewritingtips.tumblr.com

Covers realistic and unrealistic ways bilingual speakers use language.

Suddenly saying something in their second language, when they were just conversing in their first language. There’s a mental switch you need to make when changing from a conversation in one language to a conversation in another which makes those situations pretty unlikely.