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Description in Stories

To use or not to use?
Description in writing is something that varies from writer to writer, and from story to story. It is all a matter of personal style and personal taste. But how do you know when you’ve used too much description or not enough?

I follow some general guidelines when using description in stories:

  • Less is more: It’s good to practice caution when using description. Sometimes if you use too much your readers get overwhelmed or frustrated because they end up concentrating on all the description instead of on the story itself. It’s good to use sparingly; a little description goes a long way and is nice to read.  Continue reading