Description is, quite simply, the defining characteristics of a story and the reason why a novel is interesting. This class is designed to give students a better understanding of why description is absolutely necessary.
What is descriptive writing?
Descriptive writing is how authors ‘show’ the readers what they are writing.
Can I be too descriptive?
Absolutely. There’s a possibility of doing too much of anything. Descriptive writing needs to be balanced to avoid telling too much or too little.
Do I need a thesaurus?
A thesaurus is a great tool to use when starting out. As your vocabulary grows it’s smart to keep this resource around.