Here is an excellent post from Kristen Lamb on the pitfalls of writing descriptions.
Description. Ah the crack for most writers. Many of us never met a modifier we did not love. Forget a BLUE sky. Why would you have a BLUE sky when you could have a cerulean sky?
*chops up line of metaphors with a razor and snorts*
Granted, there is also the other side of the writer coin; those who never use description or very sparse description.
Also known as…freaks.
I am KIDDING!
But even if you don’t use a lot of description, don’t fret. That’s just your voice. Readers like me who looooove description will probably gravitate to other books and that is OKAY. This doesn’t absolve y’all completely though. If you use very little description, then it is more important than EVER to use the right description.
Personally, I’m not a fan of austere modern houses with stainless steel everything and weird chairs no human could…
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