Tuesday, September 25, 2007

Good writing

Good writing qualities, don't only lie in the way that you use your words. Of course your sentences need to make sense, and be structured in a way that is understandable to readers, but the writing needs to be more than that. Good writing paints a picture for a reader, without actually showing what you are talking about. It gives good sensory detail. If the writer is talking about a campfire, they shouldn't only use the word campfire for the surrounding's details. They should use words that describe what it's like to be right next to the warm, orange fire that dances with ever breeze of the wind, while the dark silhouetted trees sway back and forth. Writing is overall sharing an experience with people, and the only way to do that justice is to tell the whole truth, leaving nothing out.

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