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Storytelling power lies in a writer's ability to wield description well. Learning exactly what to describe and how to do it effectively through technique mastery not only adds depth and meaning to fiction, it also goes a long way to making the story world and the characters who inhabit it vivid, compelling, and memorable.


Descriptive Effect
Characterization
Establishing Mood
Foreshadowing
Hinting at Backstory
Passage of Time
Reinforcing Emotion
Tension and Conflict

Techniques and Devices
Contrast
Hyperbole
Light and Shadow
Metaphors
Multisensory Descriptions
Personification
Seasons
Simile
Symbolism
Weather