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Pressed from Mythic Scribes: Writing Killer Descriptions – First Impressions

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structureNote from Story Empire: I ran across the post  below the other day on Mythic Scribes and found it both helpful and interesting. Can there be tension mingled with your description? I suppose it could. Read Craig’s take on tension to think in terms of mixing it into your descriptions. What else can go into description? Mae Clair shared last month how her childhood perspective works into her writing, all ideas that can influence your descriptive development. Back in September, Staci Troilo wrote about constructing a story and it certainly applies to considerations of handling description – how you will build these through out your story. Dialogue will also affect your descriptions and vice versa. Staci also wrote a post about the dialogue so why not consider how it mixes with your description?

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About The Owl Lady

Viv Drewa is a Michigan native who has enjoyed reading and writing since 1963. Though she studied medicinal chemistry at the University of Michigan, her passion has always been writing. She had been awarded third place for her nonfiction short story about her grandfather's escape from Poland. Later, she rewrote this story and was published in the "Polish American Journal" as "From the Pages of Grandfather's Life" and has republished it on Amazon.com as a short story. Viv took creative and journalism courses to help in her transition to fulfill her dream of becoming a writer. She worked as an intern for Port Huron's 'The Times Herald", and also wrote, edited and did the layout or the Blue Water Multiple Sclerosis newsletter "Thumb Prints." She also has a business promoting authors. Owl and Pussycat Book Promotions. Viv, her husband Bob and their cat Princess, live in Fort Gratiot, Michigan.

One comment on “Pressed from Mythic Scribes: Writing Killer Descriptions – First Impressions

  1. There is so much to learn about this craft. That’s why I love it! Thanks! 🙂

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