Part three of my series on literary techniques is up! Do you understand narration?
Can I just say that following this blog is the best decision? It gives me the motivation, that every writer needs. Keep on rocking. — Anonymous
That’s awesome to hear! It’s a big motivator for me too.
You have to write. A lot of writers have this vague hope that the elves will come in the night and write it for you. They don’t.
Description is an important part of storytelling because it helps you to paint a mental image of the particulars in your story.
A lot of people have a problem with this though. It’s easy to think of dialogue because you can imagine a conversation. But we don’t often make a habit of describing our surroundings or the people we meet, and if we do, it’s very simply, which doesn’t work too well in a novel.
You can’t write a story the same way you would tell a story. When writing description, it helps to remember that the reader isn’t you and has no idea what you are seeing, hearing, or feeling.