One of my issues is description. If I use too much people get lost in the heavy description rather than the story. If I use too little I haven't painted the image of the person I am trying to describe. So instead of doing it all at once, I list the most important characteristics about them, and then I describe them more as I go on throughout the story. But now my issue is how to describe hairstyle and facial features? How do I describe a hairdo that isn't normally seen, how do I put into words what jewelery if any that she has in her hair. And most importantly, how do I describe these things without taking up too much space? Another problem I've had figuring out is clothing. I have a pretty strong image of the kind of clothes they wear, but have no idea where to begin to describe them/how. I've been lurking around this place without ever really signing up for half a year now, and I finally decided to sign up and post. This question has been bugging me. Any suggestions?