Saturday, January 7, 2012


"Good writing is supposed to evoke sensation in the reader - not the fact that it is raining, but the feeling of being rained upon."
E.L. Doctorow (American author, with a long list of awards and accomplishments)

This is one of my favorite quotes about description.  When the author uses more than just the sense of sight to describe a setting the problem of the reader being on the outside looking in disappears.

1 comment:

  1. thank you for the tip me and my cousin can use good tips like these how dose this sound
    "the wind touched its icy fingers agenst her face she shiverd thinking of what has just happend she scrambled down the tree"