Hi all, I'm a new writer. Though I have always written as a hobby, I'm now trying to make sure my writing is readable and perhaps even enjoyable. I often feel reticent to offer descriptive text, for both flavour and to convey information, because it can very quickly become too busy or clunky. Despite this, I often find that some of the authors I enjoy seem to almost drown their text in descriptive words, and I'd hardly noticed until the subject had started to occupy my mind. These are successful fantasy authors - George R. R. Martin, Robin Hobb - and whether their weighty descriptions are to my taste or not, obviously this must mean that a writer can get away with a certain amount of more descriptive phrasing, but when does it all become too much? I'd be really interested in gathering a few opinions.