Description—The Good the Bad and the Just Please STOP

This is an excellent post on writing description by Kristen Lamb.

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In the last post, we talked about revisions and how often when we are making those next passes through we need to flesh, cut or refine our description. Can we be really honest about our description? Is it truly remarkable or just filling space? Are we weaving a spell that captures readers or are we boring them into a coma?

Okay, okay, do you have a point?

For those who never use description or very sparse description? Don’t fret. Description (or lack thereof) is a component of an author’s voice.

But obviously all writers will use some kind of description. We have to in order to draw readers into the world we are creating. If we don’t give them anything to sink their teeth into, they will wander off in search of something else.

So whether you are heavy or light on the description, here are…

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4 thoughts on “Description—The Good the Bad and the Just Please STOP

  1. Thanks, Bun. I love this post. She also has some great guests write for it. You might also like “The Kill Zone” blog. It’s especially for thriller writers but has great advice for any writer. Every Friday James Scott Bell writes a post. Besides writing thrillers he writes great advice books for writers. I especially love his little book “How to Write Dazzling Dialogue”. 🙂 — Suzanne

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    • Thanks. I’m glad you liked the blog so much. When I find a good one, I like to pass it along by reblogging, tweeting it, or putting it on my Facebook page. Thanks for letting me know as well as Kristen. She often has great blogs. 🙂 — Suzanne

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