Re: RE: Nominations Now Open: What Annoys You Most?

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janicekatz
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YouHaveMyWords – 2009-10-05 10:44 AM

I’m not a big fan of excessive descriptions. If the writer goes on and on trying to describe something, I often find myself skipping over sentences, paragraphs, and sometimes entire pages just to get back to the plot.

Agreed. Not to mention, one doesn’t have to weigh down several consecutive pages with description either. I prefer writers who use description when necessary and in a subtle fashion that doesn’t pull me away from the plot for too long or hopefully not at all. Descriptive prose that’s interwoven within the action suits my tastes.