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Description

Monica Wood

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ISBN : 9780898796810
Hardcover
176 pages
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Description is most powerful when its visible, aural, tactile. Make your descriptions fresh and theyll move your story forward, imbue your work with atmosphere, create that tang of feeling that editors cry for and readers crave.Monica Wood helpsMoreDescription is most powerful when its visible, aural, tactile. Make your descriptions fresh and theyll 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.Youll learn about:Detail, and how you can use description to awaken the readers senses of touch, taste, hearing, smell and sightPlot, from advancing story using only relevant description-and how to edit out sluggish, reader-stopping writingStyle, and the use of description to create a mood that matches your storys contentPoint of view, how selecting omniscient, first person or third person limited narrative influences the descriptive freedom you haveCreating original word depictions of people, animals, places, weather and movementWood teaches by example, developing stories with characters in various situations, to show you how you can apply description techniques.Youll also see samples of work by such noted writers as Mark Helprin, Anne Tyler and Raymond Carver. And youll find the dos and donts, lists and descriptive alternatives to common verbs and nouns, and tips for editing your work.