Description of Persons, Places and Events
A descriptive writing gives a detailed account of the salient aspects, characteristics or features of a subject matter, a person, place or something seen, heard or otherwise experienced or known.
The description of a person should be done in such a way that by the time people finish reading the description they must feel that they know the person. It should be written in third person and include the personality traits of the person such as his/her age, height, complexion etc. The description of a place should be divided into paragraphs and each paragraph should have a topic sentence. There must be continuity in paragraphs and the geographical features of the place must be described along with its main attractions.
While describing an event one must remember that since an event is always described after its completion, one should use past tense. All the facts about the event should be included while writing the description. Also, it should be written objectively and personal comments should not be included.
The writer is a painter with words, so the description must be vivid but also coherent and logically arranged so that the reader can clearly envision who/what is being described. In order to write an effective description, the writer requires good observation skills and an arsenal of strong words