April 14, 2010
A certain amount of description makes for a richer read. It is helpful to get a good picture of the characters and setting. But for me, too much description feels like ornamental padding. I find my eyes glaze over and I skip to where the action starts up again. For that reason, I keep my descriptions to light sketches and let my readers fill in the image as they like. I think that is the only respectful way to write. Who wants to have every little thing dictated to them? Although some of my readers have complained they want more.