Footnotes: 5 Articles on Writing Description

“Don’t tell me the moon is shining;

show me the glint of light on broken glass.”

~Anton Chekhov

Footnotes is a recurring series on the GLA
blog where I pick a subject and provide several interesting articles on
said topic.
This week, I’m serving up five articles on writing description.

1. When is description necessary? Doyce Testerman answers that question.

2. Tips to remember when writing description. Children’s writer Anna Staniszewski offers her tips.

3. Using description to place the reader in the scene. Check out Bertum’s blog for great articles on writing description.

4. The art of description. How to bring your settings to life. On the blog, writer Anne Marble shares 8 tips to bring your descriptions to life.

5. Selling the Sizzle. Writing description is like a barbeque cookout. Check out this post on the Murderby4 blog.

This guest series by writer
Nancy Parish, who runs her
blog, The Sound and Furry.

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