Monday, 31 May 2010

Mastering Descriptive Writing

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For some reason, a lot of wannerbe writers go over the top with their descriptive writing. In general, you should curb your enthusiasm for 'purple prose'.

Cut out those flowing passages and get back to nitty gritty words. Never use three words when one will do.

Don't waste time searching for obscure words, use plain English.

Get rid of those cute adverbs and adjectives - they kill your story.

For more, read How To Master Descriptive Writing

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1 comment:

tipslifeandtravels said...

What you say is so true I have learned that. I find the actual english writing skills is what stopped me.

Failing with my novels because of correct speach, sentence structure you name it. the plots were no problem I loved that part. Thanks for sharing this great articles.