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A Guide To Descriptive Writing: How To Compose An Essay On A Person

Descriptive writing, which is an integral part of writing a descriptive essay, is a style of writing that generally requires a great deal of imagination. However, as well as requiring you to be an imaginative in the way in which you produce the content, you may also need to carry out some research. For example, if you are talking about a topic that you know very little about, then you will need to carry out research in order to have a better understanding of what it is that you intend to write about.

Equally, if you want to improve the quality of your work, then you may need to carry out some research even if you feel you have a decent understanding about the topic. Of course, there are some topics for which you will not be able to carry out any research, and will rely almost entirely on your pre-existing knowledge and understanding of the topic that you are writing about.

For example, if you need to write a descriptive essay about a person then, depending on who the subject is, you may or may not be required to carry out any research. If it is a famous or historical person that you are writing about, then there is a good chance you will need to carry out some research; on the other hand, if you are talking about a friend, a family member or someone close to you that isn’t necessarily well-known then you will probably have to rely on your knowledge and imagination.

Picking a suitable person to write about

In order to produce an interesting and engaging piece of content, you often need to pick someone who may have had an interesting life, or at least has various interesting details about them that you can use to describe them. Of course, if you are particularly imaginative, then you may be able to make even some of the most boring people seem interesting when writing a descriptive essay; however, it is generally far easier to pick a more suitable person to write about.

Of course, the better that you know someone, the easier it can often be to describe them. For example, if you were to talk about a close family member, then you will almost certainly know them intimately enough in order to have a wide range of details that you can use in your descriptive writing.