A scene with Dr. Gavin Whitaker

Richard Armitage could totally play Gavin Whitaker
Richard Armitage could totally play Gavin Whitaker. Check out THAT smoulder.

This is a scene from Thrice Burned:

“I couldn’t help but notice just how many heads my attractive escort turned his way as we walked. His height and the breadth of his shoulders set him apart from many of the men on the street, but I believe it was the confidence that fairly smoldered out of his very being – from his walk to the set of his jaw – that brought the female eye his way.

He acknowledged none of them, even the more obvious, and seemed content to walk in silence the rest of the journey to the café, whereupon my companion shook off his dour mood and debated politics with me for the better part of an hour over scones and tea. “


Character silhouette with descriptive words

Silhouette with descriptive words
I have no idea what this type of artwork is called, but I’ve seen it in several places as a way to describe your character using her silhouette.


A 360 view of Westminister Bridge

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I only wish the embed code would work on WordPress, but by all means, click on the photo to actually experience the 360 panoramic view from Westminister Bridge! It certainly makes it easier to write about looking out over it when you can literally turn around 360 and see it as if you were really there. Love that this exists.

More smelly posts

Another post on how to describe smells? Look, our girl Portia is working with less senses these days, so unless you want her tasting her clues (like a hunky RCMP officer we all know and love) we are going to talk about describing your smells.

Anyways, I want my reader to be able to imagine the smell, to remember what that smell is, to actually experience it as Portia experiences it. What I did was to experience the smell and write about it. So I took a fresh piece of mint, crushed it up and described it.

These are some of the adjectives for describing smells: wispy, pungent, rancid, airy, musty, stale, fresh, putrid, faint, light, floral, and acrid.