Description takes readers to the scene

Paint a picture

Description takes readers to the scene

Make your piece a portrait rather than a snapshot with description. Image by Vincent Tantardini

Why description?

Why description?

Read it; feel it

Your brain on description: Good writing makes your brain think your body is touching, smelling, moving.


Sensual research: Go to the scene

Sensual research: Go to the scene

Gain color and insight through observation

Just looking: Firsthand observation brings your message to life.


Make a scene

Make a scene

Description adds color to even the most drab story

Paint a picture: Description brings your story to life and takes your readers to the scene.


Quotes on the sense of smell

Quotes on the sense of smell

What writers & others say

“Smell is a potent wizard that transports you across thousands of miles and all the years you have lived.” — Helen Keller, deaf-and-blind author and activist


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