You definitely have heard that a picture is worth a thousand words. But, when it comes to essay writing , a thousand words is what gets you a good grade! How do you find the right ones, then? Simple — you describe! Mastering the ins and outs of descriptive writing will help you paint a picture — with words. The main trick here is to pay close attention to every tiny detail and deal only with subjects and situations readers can relate to. If you think of it, all established authors, from Shakespeare to Rowling, have used this simple tip to their benefit.