When I come across really cool and fresh descriptions or dialog tags when reading books, I write them down to serve as inspiration for my own writing. A way to keep it fresh. So I thought it would be fun to share those snippets on the blog. So here goes, my first snippet from Stephen King’s Nightshift collection, Jerusalem’s Lot:
A girl with a pallid, mouldering face and a corpse-grin; a girl whose head lolled at a lunatic angle.
I love the description, whose head lolled at a lunatic angle. We don’t really know what a lunatic angle looks like (!) but it’s a powerful image nonetheless. The beauty is we can imagine it ourselves and probably come up with more frightening images than King could ever describe.