So I have finally actually started writing my novel without concerning to much about being perfect. Having something down is still progress, right? Anyway, I did the opening scene and already I feel the urge to edit. See, my story is full of bad people, atrocities, and grotesque monsters. At the same time it is on an island and the characters will travel to various places in different parts of the world, beautiful places (beaches, mountains, forests, abandoned castles, etc.). This gives me a great idea: contrasting the beauty of the scenery with all the bad shit in the novel. I don't really know how to describe scenery well though, especially in a way to portray it as beautiful or magnificent. I am also unsure if it would be awkward or dull to describe a fight against a star spawned tentacle thing while also describing the lush forest and soft grass in the same scene. So where would be the best place to look for how to best describe beautiful scenery such a mountains, beaches, weather, etc. What do you think of my idea?