How much do you describe in your novel? Personally, as a reader and writer, I like having as many details as possible about something that is sensed and experienced - eg. settings, appearances, actions. I'm curious as to your preferences on this. As a reader, for example, do you like making up the appearance of a character for yourself, or would you rather get it all from the author? As a writer, do you find yourself holding back or striving to paint a picture as meticulously as you can? I realise this is a rather vague topic, but I'd like to hear your take on descriptions.