I was reading a blurb a couple of weeks ago for this one book and the description in the paragraph was mind blowing and not in a good way. They way overdid their description to the point that 12 words out of 20, I didn't know if they were actual words that I could find in the dictionary or if they were made up words, but this got me to thinking about my own writing and I realized I don't describe enough. I tend to rely heavily on dialogue between my characters and make my readers use their imagination, maybe sometimes too much!
So I'm thinking there has got to be a fine line there somewhere. Where do you find it? Or do you? Do you rely too much on the dialogue or too much on the description? I'd love to hear how you balance out the two.
Good Morning and Happy Friday! It is VERY WINDY in my area this morning and it has triggered my blog post for today.
How do you describe the wind? What if it's a blustery wind? Exactly what is a blustery wind? Well according to my dictionary Blustery is
|3.||vi blow loudly in gusts: to blow in sudden loud gusts (refers to winds)|
What is wind? According to the dictionary
What about water? Or try explaining a lush green lawn to someone who can't see it.
Sometimes it's easier to describe solid objects. A person, a house, things we can touch or hold.
But explaining thoughts, feelings, actions, and emotions can be difficult at times.
Take the time to look around you today and work on describing things you see and can't see. .Picture yourself describing these thing to someone who can't see or feel them. Have fun with it!
Wishing you all a wonderful weekend!