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 - Ruth Jacobs - Goodreads
Not being great at description, probably because the way I write is to report on the scene as I watch it unfold in my head, I focus more on the characters and what they are doing. This helped me to ... Read full review
SHOWING AND TELLING
DESCRIPTION AND FORWARD MOTION
DESCRIPTION AND DIALOGUE
DESCRIPTION AND POINT OF VIEW
DESCRIPTION AND STYLE
DESCRIPTION AND SETTING
SPECIAL DESCRIPTION PROBLEMS
TIPS AND TRICKS