The Element of Every Great Story: Descriptive Style

When I was in the 7th grade, I learned the secret to great writing. It had nothing to do with syntax, vocabulary, or sentence structure. The secret was one word,”describe”.

When I was 13, I didn’t quite understand the importance of my teacher’s words when she said, “Don’t tell me but show me.” That, right there, is the key to great writing.

At some time, we’ve have heard someone tell a great story. We have sat straight up in our chair. We completely enthralled in his words and movements. With eager eyes, we followed the swing of his hand gestures and noted every swift change of facial expressions. We were like putty in his hands, eating up every word and ready to go wherever the story leds us.