Sounds like a good post. I sometimes skim descriptions, but there are some writers who do it masterfully, eloquently and briefly. And THEN I love it!
I'll head over to her post in just a moment. Off the cuff, I have to say that I enjoy descriptions that are intertwined with plot, dialogue, and a character's innner dialogue. As a writer, I try to limit descriptions to a paragraph or less, and then try to mix it in with the rest of the story.
One book named Rebecca starts with about four pages of description. I stuck with it and this is one of my favorite books. The setting is a main character in my view. It would be interesting to see this rewritten with the senses approach that Laurel describes. Yes, I do read all of the descriptions in a book because they are important.
I'll have to head over. Thanks for the link!Happy weekend,Karen :)
Hi Cindy - I'm with you all the way on this one. :)Hi Tyrean - Yes, those are the ingredients that make description exciting instead of dull.Hi Nancy - I think I read the same book many years ago. Perhaps I should pick it up again and re-read it.Hi Karen - You're welcome. Enjoy your weekend.Blessings,Susan :)
In my writing, I use colors, smells, and sights in descriptions, but try to make them brief. As a reader, I skim them if they go on for more than two or three sentences. I prefer dialogue and action.
Hi Jen -I like description details woven into the story rather than in an endless information dump. Sensory details do help with the setting.Blessings,Susan :)
This is great!
Hi Bro -Thanks for stopping by and commenting. Glad you enjoyed the post.Blessings,Susan :)
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