THE CROWGlistening feathers,
Blacker than the darkest night
A specter weaving through the clouds
Majestic is his flight
Piercing eyes reach into my soul
From the netherworld he will come
When I am no longer whole
Spawned from the magick of old
In a lingering mist he waits
Cast in velvet shadows so cold
Roses fall upon my grave
Talons clasp my fading spirit
A fallen love will he save
Shrieks echo across a leaden sky
Life descends to the arms of death
Scarlet tears begin to fly
Memories my heart cannot sever
Broken dreams whisper —
real love is forever
— Arthur Crow © 2012
Synonyms for SaidAs writers, we should always be striving to diversify our language. Replacing the word "said" with a few alternatives every once in a while gives your readers a fuller picture of your characters' emotions.Synonyms for Said1 year ago in Writing More Like This
Synonyms for "said" in a dialogue. "I miss my horse," she said.
Admitted, stated, announced, remarked, observed, insisted, mentioned, commented, noted, replied, responded, answered, asked, whispered, murmured, mumbled, shouted, cried. Less Modern: Declared.
Synonyms for "said" the rest of the time. "You said that you know my father?"
Claim, maintain, contend, mention.
Character Creation Form-BlankCharacter Creation Form-Blank4 years ago in Writing More Like This
Character Creation Form
This is to create a character from how they would be at the very start of your first chapter, or just to flesh out information on a character you already have. The parts in italics is just there to help you out, so feel free to take the italic text out when you are filling this out.
Reason for Nickname:
How old are they? Early teens/late 30's will work if you do not know exactly
Are they a student? A farm worker? A candle maker?
Are they rich? Poor? Normal(middle) class?
Are they thin? Fit? Built like a dancer? A body builder?
Are they pale? Dark? Do they have scars? A big nose? Large feet? Pointed ears? What color is their hair? How long is it? What style is it cut?