How to Write a Perfect novelWriting the perfect novel
Writing the perfect novel, Pt 7
Beschreibung, also known as Beschreibende Sprache, distinguishes the authors from the non-writers as far as I am affected. Both of the two major elements of the letter are discription and dialog, both of which are part of the diction. It was the beautiful nature of autum that inspires me to join you in sharing how to create the ideal book for your novel.
Prescriptions are what authors use to draw a painting with words, using the five senses. It can be quite delicate, and many authors (including myself) make the error of either exaggerating the text or using it too sparingly. These are the hints I have found over the years that will help me tremendously in my work: how to write descriptions:
When you change to a new attitude or situational awareness in your novel, describe the actual mood. Don't just come out and say they're edgy; show it through your descriptions. When your characters run in the rains, describe this by what you know: the cold of the breeze, keep your heads down, swash through wells.
You tell the readers what it's like to run in the wind; they also know what it's like, so remember them what it's like with your words. It is best to give an example of this. In order to create good pictures, it is helpful to think about what you can liken a dropped sheet to.
On the one hand, the colours of these sheets are fire-like, so that one could spell something like "The soil was in flames" or "The tree burned". Or you could look at the sheets and see the colours of the Reese: "It was as if someone had spilt a pouch of Reese bits over the wood."
They can see the fall foliage spreading on the floor as someone unrolled a huge reddish, amber, and oranges. The colours may be reminiscent of a lake with Nishikigoi music. However it is, the crux here is to see the relationship between the apparent (fallen foliage) and the like.
Here is a great example from The Great Gatsby, where the tone of a woman's vocal is likened to the tone of a coin in a bag: The ability to establish these psychological links between the real thing and an exact match (case sheets for firing, female voices for coins) requires exercise.
Look at this brief videoclip I made of dropping sheets. You can see that the breeze drops the tree foliage like snow flakes or rain drops from the skies. One could describe this state of affairs by saying something like "leaves hail down on them" or "a scattering of leafs on the road".
It is another way to use the comparison (falling sheets in the rain) to improve your descriptions. I would like to see all descriptions or samples of descriptions in the commentaries! Merry typing.