Do you think most authors tend to keep to a strict conventional form in terms of describing every day (or even mundane) aspects of life in general? Are there boundaries that most authors adhere to? Or do you think they just write based on instinct and a lot of it happens to be quite familiar to the reader just because, there simply is no way to be any "more obscure" with that particular piece of description? Is the description of a certain item something that YOU as the READER just recognize when you read it no matter how it is described (as long as the description makes sense) or do you rely on the conventional understanding of a noun, or even verb? For me, it has to be painfully obvious or conventional, or I'll be a bit lost. I think my problem is that I just have to let go of the idea that, conventional methods of descriptive writing and action writing are "THE way" to get your point across. Maybe step outside the box a bit more, shed my zone of comfort. And that's just for the reading aspect of storytelling. I probably should hone my skills as a READER before I can really hope to be a better WRITER. Thoughts? -Billy p.s. I sat here for several minutes wording and re-wording this, so I hope NOW it makes sense. If not I can always clarify. Not a big deal. p.p.s. I know some of you have probably seen me post questions about description SEVERAL times, and I am sure it's probably annoying. But this seems to be the single most unsure aspect of the writing process for me.