Elements of Fiction Writing - Description
Description is most powerful when it's visible, aural, tactile. Make your descriptions fresh and they'll move your story forward, imbue your work with atmosphere, create that tang of feeling that editors cry for and readers crave.
Monica Wood helps you squeeze the greatest flavor from the language. She segments description like an orange, separating its slices to let you sample each one.
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You'll also see samples of work by such noted writers as Mark Helprin, Anne Tyler and Raymond Carver. And you'll find the dos and don'ts, lists and descriptive alternatives to common verbs and nouns, and tips for editing your work.
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Review: Description (Elements of Fiction Writing)User Review - Jill Shultz - Goodreads
If I'm struggling with my writing, I'll return to this manual to get my feet planted correctly again. Although the primary focus is on description, the sections on dialogue and point of view include gems. The whole book does. Wood is one of the finest teachers I've ever encountered. Read full review
Review: Description (Elements of Fiction Writing)User Review - Filip Camerman - Goodreads
Full of useful, immediately applicable advice and bad/good examples which show the author knows what she's talking about and help you see what difference her recommendations make. Read full review