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    Description problem.

    Discussion in 'General Writing' started by Christen Slawin, Sep 13, 2012.

    When I write it seems I either have too much or too little description. Is there a way to tell if you have too much or too little description for the scene? What do you suggest I do to prevent this in the future? Thank you in advance.
     
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    Practice.

    Depth of description correlates with the pace of the story at that point. The more you draw out the description, the more you retard the pace. In fact, modulating the level of description is a good way to adjust the pace faster or slower.

    You will develop an instinct for how much is too much, not enough, or just right.
     
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    Yeah. You'll eventually know if you have too much description or not. That happens to us at some point. We often iron out the unnecessary description in the next draft, especially if that piece of description isn't integral to the plot.
     

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