27 – Description

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

Time Stamps

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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