Current Project: Release of A St. Patrick's Day Tale
Status: Book signing on March 17, hope to see everyone there.
I’m late, I’m late, I’m late for a very important date—again. My apologies ladies, Friday is very hard for me. No excuses, I just forgot (even with the nice reminder).
I’m not sure I have any words of wisdom on this topic. I’m trying very hard not to feel brain dead. I looked at all of the wonderful postings and it didn’t help stir the vacant recesses of my mind. I’m looking forward to taking all of the delightful on line classes offered by the MWVRWA, but just don’t have the time right now.
Looking at word building, yes it is wonderful and the descriptions are so enhanced when an author’s creativity shines through. But as with anything else, this magnificent technique can be overdone. There is always a fine line between pleasing and dragging on and on and on forever. I understand that some readers enjoy long descriptions. But we must all remember that the descriptions as with everything else must move the story forward. A description, no matter how brilliant, may be a bunch of marvelous words on a piece of paper and might not serve a function.
I like to see descriptions from the POV of the character. What does your character see when he/she enters a room for the first time? What pops into the head when the heroine is seen by the hero for the first time—and vice versa? These are incredibly important and deserve time in the book. How they are perceived by the other will most likely change as their relationship progresses.
What descriptions are important to you? And what is not?