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Re: Vividness in Description I see a lot of agreement on not using a lot of description and a lot of what sound like absolutes too. All your description should serve a purpose, not too much description etc etc. But haven't enough writers proved there aren't any hard and fast rules? Someone brought up Rothfuss. He may stick to what he feels about description but can anyone use more adverbs than him and litter said tags with them more than him? If you haven't noticed, go back and look at Name of the Wind. Not that I hated it, he's a favorite author of mine and NOTW is one of my favorite books. But his story was so good, I didn't care how he wrote. Same thing with me for Robert Jordan. Tons of description in his books. Many have called it pointless description but he sold millions. I could say the same about Brandon Sanderson and his descriptiveness. All authors I love. Doesn't his prove that you should simply write how you feel and what moves you? Don't get me wrong I'm not saying to give me every single nuance of a character's face, but I tend to love seeing the surroundings described, the world itself and what not. In battles, the same thing. I think many authors listen to this whole not too much description thing and gut and gloss over their work to the point where it reads bland and dry and doesn't stand out. That's just my 2 cents.
November 05, 2011, 07:43:16 AM
Re: Have you come across your Home Town in Fantasy Many a time in urban fantasy. New York is popular. :)
July 31, 2013, 11:10:59 AM