Animal abuse in a book is a no-no, and likely to be rejected by an editor/agent according to an agent at a conference I attended. An animal in your manuscript can be a stinker, a rescuer, a link between two people.
Most people cannot resist puppies and kittens. Liam and Alex assumed the role of veterinarians.
Babies soften the hardest heart. Describe a baby: pudgy? Skinny? Lanky? Prune faced? Head shaped like a ....?
Alex played doctor in the newborn nursery. He took temperatures with a nasal aspirator, weighed babies on an infant scale.... and then weighed himself and laughed. He took hats off and begged ME to get them back on. Provide your reader facts or details about something unusual related to your topic.
Do not linger longer than need be. If you can say it with two sentences, don't write it in two paragraphs. You don't want the reader to hang up on you.
Reach for your goals and vow to attain them. Invest in you and your writing, even if you only have a few minutes to jot down an idea. Be brave, go out on a limb, and climb high!
Liam liked Jack's two story high bean stalk. Be as tenacious as Liam.
When you are tired, rest. Add a dash of humor to your stories.
Liam sat on the colorful steps. I rested on a colorful bench named Musical Chairs. The string instrumental music was driving me crazy. Another lady sat down and pounding drums added to my headache. Then another person sat on the four seat bench and percussion instruments added to the symphony of sounds. The fourth occupant activated the woodwinds.
I got up and the strings stopped. The woman next to me stood and the drums silenced. Yes, our behinds were activating the symphony. We all had a good laugh.