Yearly Archive: 2020

June Speaker (via video call): Advanced Tools for your Description Toolbox

When it comes to constructing an evocative description, everyone reaches into their toolbox for the old standbys: the simile, metaphor, hyperbole and more. But there are advanced tools most don’t use, tools used by literary craftsman to create descriptions that go beyond the mere words on the page. Join TWA for an online class that will examine the cool, descriptive techniques used by the likes of James Wolcott and Pulitzer Prize winner Junot Diaz to create magic. There will be discussion, Q and A, and a chance to try these tools out yourself, so be ready to add to your toolbox!