Hello, I was wondering how people deal with descriptive/narrative passages in their writing. I have found I prefer writing dialogue by far, but this ends up making my writing sound half like a play, or that too much happens too quickly. I have trouble inserting appropriate narrative into the right places to 'break up' the text so it feels and reads as well balanced. Narrative passages tend to be used for some main purposes: To set the scene (physical location, weather, atmosphere), to describe appearance, to give back story or relevant information, to let us hear a character's thoughts. But the dilemma is, use them too much and readers might get bored, use them too little and the thing sounds choppy. My main problem is, I tend to make these sections too short, and when I add more, it sounds 'over written'. I don't like to write more than a few lines for location setting (unless it's a particularly dramatic scene which needs it). For example, I have a scene where one character is arguing with two visitors. Another is listening outside to what's going on, and then steps in. During the scene there is naturally a lot of dialogue, but as they are just stood in a room or listening outside, I don't know how to break it up a bit so it's not a whole scene of dialogue. A description of the rather mundane room risks breaking the high tension atmosphere and I don't feel going too much into internal monologue would be useful here. Any ideas/comments/thoughts about how you go about descriptive/narrative sections are welcome!