How to improve your descriptive writing


Descriptive writing allows your readers to picture where events are taking place, and it allows more immersion into the piece itself.

Even though it’s so important, many writers have a hard time doing it. They either take too much time to describe something small or they gloss over things that needed more description.

I have a few tips on how to get it right.

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Review: The Lightning Theif *Percy Jackson Series*


The Lightning Thief by Rick Riordan was a welcome series to my book collection. I had just finished reading Harry Potter after many many years of loving it and I needed something new. The Lightning Thief was a great substitute.

The idea behind Riordan’s book was not only creative but super fun. The Greek Gods rule from a new Mt. Olympus on the 600th floor of the Empire State Building, and their children, demigods, live on earth with the humans. Percy Jackson (the main character) a 12-year-old whose trying to find his place in the world, makes several discoveries in one day. First, he’s a demigod, he vaporizes his teacher, learns his best friend, Grover, is a satyr and escapes a minotaur to arrive at Camp Half-Blood. Percy soon learns he’s the son of Poseidon and goes on a quest to the Underworld with Grover and Annabeth (a daughter of Athena) to return Zeus’s stolen lightning bolt.

Riordan puts a large amount of mythology into the story and believably places mythical characters into modern times.

However, their ultimate confrontation proves a bit anticlimactic. Still, The Lightning Theif is a great first book to the series and many will love to continue it asap. Ages 10-up.

4.5 out of 5 stars

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