Questions tagged [creative-writing]
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More words to describe the action of thinking
My character is in the beginning stages of a life-or-death situation and he knows it. "Racking his brain for possible solutions" feels played out. But words like ruminating, fretting, musing,...
Comma after "perhaps" at the end of the sentence
Which one is correct? I. "This is the worst day in this month, perhaps the worst in my life." II. "This is the worst day in this month. Perhaps the worst in my life." Should we ...
Is there a version of “equine/equestrian”, or any other horse-related word, for a pegasus/pegasi?
I’m a fantasy writer, and have encountered an issue. In regard to pegasi, I am unsure whether or not the words from the question title apply to pegasi, or if there are pegasus versions of those words. ...
Wind moving through my hair? [closed]
What's a creative way to say 'Wind was moving through my hair?' A breeze was drifting through my hair?
Can I say "hit the bushes" to mean escape?
Can I say "hit the bushes" to mean escape? I simply want to verify if this expression exists. I know "beat the bushes" to describe a thorough search.
The use of the nonword "unscavanged"
I'm wondering if it's okay to use a word this way if it's used in a more poetic tone and less informative: "Rare valuables and homes unscavanged beckon ignorant survivors but most know a trip up ...
How would I describe someone who is coding a new app? It’s for a story I’m writing but just can’t think
I need to write about someone coding an app but I’m not tech-y. Someone please help 😅
Can you use a section sign (§) to replace whitespace in creative fiction?
I'm currently writing a novel and have a portion in my chapter where a character goes over a key memory in his past. It cuts the actual scene taking place in half. I was thinking about simply using ...
Should I use Do or Does?
Hello: Which is correct: 1) As the number of cases rise, so DOES John's suspicions. 2) As the number of cases rise, so DO John's suspicions.
Metaphor for creativity
What is a good metaphor for a person that is creative, or for creativity in general? I find nothing when searching and nothing really comes to my mind? Help appreciated!
One word for I told you so
I am currently writing on the scene in the high priest's court when the rooster crowed and Jesus turned to Peter, and I am seeking one word to describe that look of Jesus.
Does this sentence make sense?
Does this make sense in a creative sense and it is grammatically or structurally correct? A heart so pure angel would implore What I'm trying to get at is "a heart so pure that it makes angels ...
What is the expression you make trying not to smile?
I have been trying to see if there is an expression for this for a while now. You know when you're about to laugh or smile at something, but that would be inappropriate or embarrassing, so you force a ...
(Tongue in cheek) word for a mysteriously attractive man?
I'm currently looking for a word that describes a mysterious, attractive man, preferably tongue-in-cheek. The ones I can think of are dashing, alluring, seductive, tempting, but none of these seem to ...
Term for creating a fantasy word from all letters of two existing words?
If I have two words - let's say "lamp" and "vampire" and I put all of their letters together to form a new fantasy word. e.g. "vapamlimper" does this process have a name? I already considered terms ...
Is there a word/phrase that describes someone flinching after they sip alcohol?
Even flinching isn't the best way to describe it. Example: a person will take a sip of a strong alcoholic beverage (take for instance, straight whiskey) and then will proceed to make that iconic ...
Difficulty understanding Writing Prompt
I do not understand what the person means by ampliative and reductive aspects and conditions for transparency and embodiment? I looked up the definitions but I don't understand what their context ...
Another way to say [X]
I was composing an answer to one of these questions (that we get all the time), and when I tried to submit it, I found that the question had been placed on hold. Rather than discard the answer that I ...