On Writing

Description vs. Feeling

[aesop_image imgwidth=”500px” img=”http://wordsmithholler.com/wp-content/uploads/2016/10/bookshelf-413705_1920.jpg” credit=”Pixabay” align=”left” lightbox=”on” captionposition=”left” revealfx=”off”] Sometimes a writer decides to describe items; a bookshelf filled with classics, a few popular authors, and a dictionary. Sometimes a writer decides to describe feelings; a bookshelf of proven ideas, untested ones, and the long unvisited prefixes memorized years ago for the ACT exam. Descriptions of items provide a snapshot of the moment. An inventory a detective gives to a murder scene. Descriptions of feelings give the reader a moment…

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