2 thoughts on “Don’t kill your book with a lousy description

  1. Mike

    The Rosenthal link above suggests that every description needs to start with a killer lede, because the first line is all that some people will see. That kind of brevity would be hard even for a short-form writer, much less a novelist.

    Which means authors need help from folks like you. But of course you knew that.

  2. Robin Mizell Post author

    True… “brevity is the soul of wit” and all that. Unfortunately, what I know and what authors are willing to hear can be two very different things. The best of them are quick studies, though.

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