The Dead Robots' Society

Writers on Writing


Episode 129 – Paint Me A Word Picture

This week the guys sit down to discuss the topic of descriptions. Whether talking about a person, place, or thing, the reader only knows what they look like by how we describe it. How much descriptive text is enough, and when is too much? Enjoy!

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  1. Good show, gents….but bad form with the Tolkien bashing. We should all strive to create a rich world as he did.

    We doesn’t likes the bashingses. 😛

  2. Great show!

    Terry, may I suggest a book entitled, “Word Painting”, by Rebecca McClanahan? ….. might be useful.

  3. Thanks for the suggestion, NATS614. I have that book on my shelf, so I’m sure I read it at one time. I’ll look at it again and see if I can remember why it wasn’t that much of a help for me.


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