I have a question for a friend in prison who wants to write a book. He asked me to get him a BOOK that helps him describe locations. He knows he can ask me for help, but being in prison he cannot always talk to me and therefore, having an old-fashioned printed book will help him. Does anyone know of a book? I searched the internet but couldn't really find one.
Learning to describe starts with learning to observe. If he wants to learn to observe, start with Sherlock Holmes.
Once you start observing, then you practice putting your observations into words. Then it just takes practice writing.