Daystar and Alexander explore the differences between good description and bad description, and analyze examples of descriptions from novels.
Co-hosted by Alexander Wales
With thanks to Tim Yarbrough for the Intro/Outro music, G.A.T.O Must Be Respected
Meredith Gentry series, by Laurell K. Hamilton
Game of Thrones, by George RR Martin
Lullaby, by Chuck Palahniuk
The Time Traveler’s Wife, by Audrey Niffenegger
Lolita, by Vladimir Nabokov
The Dresden Files, by Jim Butcher
There Will Be Dragons, by John Ringo
The Curious Incident of the Dog in the Nighttime, by Mark Haddon
01:16 Why is description important?
8:53 What is good description?
14:40 When to put the description?
22:12 Alexander’s notable examples
30:00 Daystar’s notable examples
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