Great post from Kristen Lamb about making your descriptions work for you.
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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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