ADD MORE DESCRIPTION TO:
- Things most of your audience will never experience
- The small details that help make large emotions
- The biology and culture of aliens and magical creatures (though this might just be my personal taste, I have seen it asked about extensively in every author Q and A involving an author that writes about aliens or fantasy creatures.)
- The tiny gestures that make relationships what they are. This is not limited to romantic relationships
- Events that you want your readers to perceive as taking a long time
DO NOT ADD MORE DESCRIPTION TO:
- The setting (unless you forgot to put a decent one there in the first place. Most authors err in the direction of too much description, though, so it’s better to not add words if you don’t have to.)
- The exact nuances of every character’s eyeballs
- Concepts that most readers will already know about. There’s no reason to describe what a plague is or how to play Scrabble
- Drawn-out negative emotions. Though realistic, they can be tiresome to read about
- Things that happen within seconds of each other — the extra words feel like extra time
I do not own these pics. They were sent to me in an email. But I thought I’d share with you all because they’re just AMAZING.
I feel so stupid I didn’t know they could fly, I thought they were like CHICKENS, I never questioned it because these pictures never circulate, I am WAY OVER MY HEAD.