Curling up with a Page Turner; “How descriptive is too descriptive…or is it not enough?”

As authors, as we move forward in our book and consider storylines, we must ask ourselves, are we being too descriptive or not descriptive enough?

For me, as a reader, I like detail, but not too much. I don’t need to know about all the irrelevant information that has nothing to do with the book. I like straight to the point, get me to the good stuff description. On the other hand, we have readers who love to be able to feel as if they are walking that life just as the characters are. If a gun is fired in a crowded room where people are elbow to elbow, make your reader feel that.

A book is the complete opposite of a movie. We can watch our characters move about, see what they see, and feel what they feel by their reaction and facial expressions in movies. But we can’t see that in a book. It has to be described to us. Read the full article for this month here:

http://www.fromawriterspovmagazine.com/oldschoolreader.htm

Don’t forget…

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Signing Off,

Dominique

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