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So I've complained before about how much "advice" out there for fantasy writers re: description is really just ranting about how bad it is to write it badly. And well, fantasy does have a well-earned reputation for purple prose, only... I have read very few things online about how to describe well. So I'm going to do what those articles do but in reverse: taking a passage of good description (or at least what I think counts as that) and dissecting it to show the components that make it good.

The first one I'm doing isn't actually from fantasy, but good description is good description in any genre and I absolutely love the way C.S. Forester writes, particularly in this book.

Lieutenant Hornblower )
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