Thursday, January 15, 2015

Pages, After Pages of Description #Author Insight

There is so much that can be said about what is in this picture-- the mountains, the lake, the sky, the trees.

All of it is interesting, but one of the things that writers are constantly told to do is not overwhelm the reader with to much information. So when describing a scene. A writer has to take it in chucks and weave it into the story.

So how do you go about doing that?

The character might be walking along a trail smelling the flowers, tramping over the rough terrain. They're talking to their friend.

They reach the lake the wind causes the water to ripple.

Relaxing by the lake while fishing, the character sits back and views the mountains. Each step of the scene takes the character a little deeper into the scenery. Each reflects the character's mood.

At first maybe excited by the beauty and the chance to spend time with a lover. Sweet scents, beautiful flowers, then the gentle rocking of the waves, the touch of the breeze like a lover's caress. The mountains the desire for something that will last a life time.

The scenery needs to add to the scene and give additional depth to a character's emotion.

Now to write it where the reader can enjoy the thrill with the character.

Best of luck on your writing journey. May you have clear sky and smooth sailing.


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