Writing Saturday; Descriptions10:15 AM
Okay Jessica, you can stop laughing because I am not going to pretend I know all about descriptions. You see, I am horrible at descriptions. It isn’t that I do a bad job with them, it’s just I don’t do enough of them. People who have read my books (like Jessica) have told me that I don’t give enough descriptions of where the character is therefore they are totally lost as to where and when my book is taking place.
While I tend to have too little description in my book, I have read some books that have too much. They go on and on for two or three pages, and I’m just ready to get to the story, so I either skip a page or don’t read the book. So whereas my readers start my book confused because a lack of description, some books make their readers bored with too much description.
So how do we find the balance between too much and too little? To be quite honest, the only way I know of is to have someone read my book and honestly tell me what they think. Do you have any ideas?