Creative Writing: How to Write Amazing Description
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Creative Writing: How to Write Amazing Description

Create lush, vivid scenes for your readers, artists, actors, and producers.
4.1 (13 ratings)
Course Ratings are calculated from individual students’ ratings and a variety of other signals, like age of rating and reliability, to ensure that they reflect course quality fairly and accurately.
89 students enrolled
Created by Thomas Leveen
Last updated 6/2018
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This course includes
  • 1 hour on-demand video
  • Full lifetime access
  • Access on mobile and TV
  • Certificate of Completion
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What you'll learn
  • You will identify areas in your stories where description can be improved, increasing your chances of landing an agent or selling well as an independent writer.
Requirements
  • You should have written or be in the process of writing a full-length manuscript -- even if that's page one.
Description

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:
  • Writers
  • Screenwriters and playwrights
  • Comic book writers
  • Authors
Course content
Expand all 16 lectures 49:37
+ Introduction
1 lecture 03:04

Before we begin, ask yourself this question: What does Darth Vader, Sith Lord in the Star Wars universe, actually smell like "in person"? How about the Joker, Batman's eternal enemy? Think about it!

Preview 03:04
+ Description: Nuts & Bolts
15 lectures 46:33
Making the Most of Every Sense
04:04
Decide. Evoke.
01:12
The "Three Memories"
02:09
An Example of Emotional Memory
02:09
How to Use Physical Memory
02:45
How to Use Sensory Memory
03:02
Clarity First
01:55
Description is not "Character"
03:20
Point of View is EVERYTHING
03:15
When to Use Specificity
02:18
Thesaurus: Yes or No?
03:38
Write Your Taboos
02:10
A Writing Exercise
04:50
Conclusion
00:22