The Fastest Way To Make All Your Descriptions Better


Story is description. 

Think about it. Whether you show or tell, or some weird marriage of the two, your only tool (besides dialogue) is description. 

Action, reaction, emotion, setting – all description. Even narrative summary is a form of description. 

So it  behooves the writer to cultivate the art of description. 

The Fastest Way To Make All Your Descriptions Better

While multiple techniques exist to enhance descriptions, the fastest route to better descriptions is…

Movement 

Yes, movement. Describe people, places and things in action. 

  • Birds squawk 
  • Flags furl 
  • Rain cascades 
  • Pain splinters 

Movement naturally engages readers, drawing them down the page, deeper into the story. Static description, on the other hand, is dull, uninspiring. 

Reanimate your story by describing things in motion. 

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Christopher Kokoski is a speaker, trainer and author of Wicker Hollow and the Past Lives novel series.

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