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    I need help on a description

    Discussion in 'General Writing' started by crash123go, Mar 2, 2013.

    I am working on a book that has a 1800's to 1900's style pirate ship/warship and I am having difficulty describing it. Does anyone have any ideas?
     
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    google images to find pictures and write out a list of descriptive words
     
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    I've done that. I meant I don't want my character to say he walked on to the deck of a 1800's style pirate ship. That may be the best route but for some reason is not sitting well with me.
     
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    How much research have you done on these ships? Do you know what they look like? Do you know how they're rigged, how they're crewed? If not, you've got some work to do before you can take this job on. Do your research. Get to know these vessels. Then imagine yourself walking up the gangplank onto the deck. What do you see? Where's the mainmast? Where's the poop deck? Where's the captain's cabin? Where's the galley, the brig, the crew's quarters, the wheelhouse, the chartroom?

    Research, research, research!
     
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    True, research should come before advice follows. You can watch some period movies about warships/pirate ships of the time period you are looking for, like The Treasure Island.
     

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