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Allow me to open this post with a quote from Satan’s Fan Club by Mark Kirkbride, a book I recently reviewed for The Review Hart. “While the encroachment of cloud caused the more phantasmagorical fluctuations in the brightness of the moon, the pale rays making it into the room were as playful as underwater light. … More Abstract Description


Description has many uses. Of course it helps the reader see the setting and the scene, but there’s more to it than that. As with most things writing, when you get into it, it’s complicated.

The description needs to fit the voice of the narrator, the overall tone of the book, and the emotion and tension of the scene, and it needs to add something of its own. … More Description