Creative Writing: How to Write Amazing Description
What you'll learn
- Identify areas in your stories where description can be improved, increasing your chances of landing an agent or selling well as an independent writer.
- Learn from an award-winning author with nine novels published by Penguin Random House, Simon & Schuster, and more
- Discover how to use vibrant language to increase reader engagement
- Learn how to make deliberate choices with your writing to seize the reader's interest
- You should have written or be in the process of writing a full-length manuscript -- even if that's page one.
As writer of prose, screenplays, comic scripts, or plays, all you have to entice your reader into your world is words. Black print, white page. That's it. What you do with those words will make the difference between a satisfied reader (or agent, or editor) begging for more, or your work being tossed in the "Not for me" pile.
As a comic book writer, you need to convey images to your artist for interpretation. As a screenplay writer, you must show your actors, director, and producer the world your characters inhabit. (Need help with dialogue? Check out my Udemy course on How To Write Amazing Dialogue.) Or as a novelist, most of your narrative is description, so you want to create a mental movie for your reader that engages every sense. (Did you know there are more than five?)
Join Bram Stoker-Award Finalist and award-winning author Tom Leveen on this crash-course on how to improve your description using every available resource you bring to the story. You'll learn about senses you never knew you had, how to choose between "red" and "crimson" and why grass should never be green!
Who this course is for:
- Screenwriters and playwrights
- Comic book writers
Tom Leveen is an award-winning author and Bram Stoker Award-nominee of nine novels with imprints of Random House and Simon & Schuster and others, and almost a decade of professional teaching experience, and he has written for the comic book Spawn. He has been a keynote speaker and guest lecturer at universities, writers associations, schools, conferences, and conventions in the U.S. and abroad. He brings more than twenty years of experience as a live theater actor and director to his fiction and his classrooms, marking him as an expert in dialogue for all mediums of storytelling.