Topic Brief

The topic will provide an overview of descriptive nonfiction and explain how it’s different from other kinds of writings.

Skill(s) the trainee will acquire after completing this topic:

How to write descriptive nonfiction compositions

Description is the pattern of narrative development that aims to make vivid a place, object, character, or group. Description is one of four rhetorical modes, along with exposition, argumentation, and narration. In practice it would be difficult to write literature that drew on just one of the four basic modes. Wikipedia