- colorful and original descriptions
- pithy words and phrases
- picture nouns and action verbs
- writing that draws a reader in and addicts them to your voice
I keep a collection of descriptions that have pulled me into the books. I’m fascinated how authors can–in just a few words–put me in the middle of their story and make me want to stay there. This one’s on how to describe workouts.
A note: These are for inspiration only. They can’t be copied because they’ve been pulled directly from an author’s copyrighted manuscript (intellectual property is immediately copyrighted when published).
- Hanging upside down in gravity boots in the HHC, doing sit-ups. He curled his body up parallel with the floor and eased it back vertical without any apparent effort
- We would do a couple 220s, a couple 440s, and a couple 880s, and then walk a 440. We were walking again.
- Pull-ups keeping legs parallel to the ground
- One-armed push-ups
- Running, burning lungs begging him to stop but brain screaming like a drill instructor to keep going
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Jacqui Murray is the author of the popular Building a Midshipman, the story of her daughter’s journey from high school to United States Naval Academy, and the thriller, To Hunt a Sub. She is also the author/editor of over a hundred books on integrating tech into education, adjunct professor of technology in education, webmaster for four blogs, an Amazon Vine Voice book reviewer, a columnist for TeachHUB, monthly contributor to Today’s Author and a freelance journalist on tech ed topics. You can find her books at her publisher’s website, Structured Learning. The sequel to To Hunt a Sub, Twenty-four Days, is scheduled for Spring, 2017. Click to follow its progress.