Monday, April 09, 2007
While reading today, and rolling my eyes for the fiftieth time after yet another paragraph re-describing the minute details of scenery, I began to wonder something. When does a novel cross the line from being informative into eye-roll territory?
My own writing style is minimal on the details. I tend to lean toward short and tight descriptions instead of long, flowery diatribes about what things look like. At least, when it comes to the descriptions I do. When I'm describing characters, I want things to be a bit more juicy. ;)
Now I know this is different for everyone, but I think, give me the basics of the every day stuff, a little more detail on anything weird that a normal person wouldn't be able to clearly visualize, and then move on. Absolutely no repeats of the same thing, ever. What do you all think?