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Hannah Hoag writes about science, medicine and the environment from her home in Toronto, Canada. Her work has appeared in newspapers and a wide range of magazines, including Nature, Wired, New Scientist, Reader’s Digest (Canada) and Canadian Geographic. In 2010, as the recipient of a journalism award from the Canadian Institutes of Health Research, she researched and wrote about epigenetics and mental health, producing stories that won Canadian honors for excellence in health research journalism.

2 responses to “Make your characters memorable”

  1. Liza Gross

    The Body in Room 348 (Mark Bowden, Vanity Fair, May 2013 http://vnty.fr/10pAi9f) is a remarkable piece of writing, with descriptions that help place you in the center of the action. Here’s a sample:

    Like everything Brennan says, this came in a thick New York accent and a voice that sounds like it’s strained through a cubic yard of gravel. It was a no-bullshit-you-better-listen-to-me command that was all the more startling because he had said something tender. It endeared him to Susie immediately.

  2. I’ve got your missing links right here (29 June 2013) – Phenomena: Not Exactly Rocket Science

    [...] How to write memorable descriptions of people [...]

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