(Still confused about what to write in these so I'll just go on and on about random stuff on my mind with writing. ) So anyways I was reading over my story I'm currently working on and found that I add a bit too much detail in a lot of my works, I like adding the detail though because I feel the detail is necessary to understand how the character acts and why, but sometimes I think I may go a bit too far with it e.g.:
From my story "Free for All"
"My black tights hugged my legs with rips in them making them look old and ragged, my black caprees over them hugged my waist lowly but my black shirt and jacket covered that. The black long sleeved shirt I had cut up so it had thumb holes, fitting onto my arm perfectly, my spider choker was on my lower neck, lacing around with its black form. For the finishing touches I put on some black lipstick with a little bit of red in the highlight (that would be the only other color on me) then I managed to put just enough black eyeliner..."
I could easily just say something along the lines of "i was dressed very dark and gothic today" but what this paragraph up there later shows (within the rest of the chapter) that my main character (Anji) is in mourning, and given a rough time because she is dressed OVERLY in black. Because people dress in all black all the time, i just wanted to really stress that she was looked down upon for being too gothic.
(Note i'm not proffessional and that work up there ^ is unedited) so I was wondering if sometimes detail that describes a character is ok? I was looking around at some Forums and found a catagory that told me that just flat out describing the character sounded bad... but it seems I do that all the time, and I found that I can make it flow (after the ... it goes into a topic with that that makes it fit smoothly into the writing). Just something I thought about.
Not sure what to do with this blog... but uh... here we go, ok and please, I have NO IDEA what a blog should really be used for, (I'm not that internetsy-ish, so I'm not used to this stuff) so if you read this and think this isn't what a blog is for please tell me... I'm good at being random so let's see where this takes me. Lately I've been writing quite a bit of stories... ok note I start them and try to come back to them but normally I think of something different that makes my attention get led onto the next story... sometimes thats for the best, because then I can combine all the stories to make on really amazing one. I have a question though, is it weird that I feel what I'm writing? Or does that just make me a very deep writer? Like if my main character is sad, I begin to feel sad too as I write... maybe I'm just over-emotional. Yeah I bet that's it, because even still I'm not that great of a writer.
By the way, my name is Olivia, most call me Livvie though so thats fine too, I'm actually still in school, so my grammar and spelling are still very amatur and right now I'm focusing on perfecting my writing skills so I can be a great writer. I like when people pick at my work, so if I put something up here, comment on something I could work on or something. I know my writing won't be great, but knowing what I can do to make it better always helps me. Thanks a lot.
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