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Description and Action

Writers love to describe the worlds they inhabit, or the worlds they are creating. It might be the original writerly impulse we felt as children; it's also so satisfying because it's a way of showing off our imaginations and our skills, proving that we have created a fully-realized universe, or that our observational skills are particularly sharp. While description might be the writer's favorite part of a story, however, it's often not a reader's. (Read more »)

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