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READERS/WRITERS: Describing the Pieces

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FOR READERS & WRITERS Today’s writer topic comes from QSFer Ryane Chatman: Genitalia descriptions – readers and writers what do you find appealing and or off putting? Share your faves – hits and misses. Writers: This is a reader and writer chat – you are welcome to share your own book/link, as long as it fits the chat topic, but please do so as part of a discussion about the topic.

FOR READERS: Describing the Perps

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FOR READERS Today’s reader topic comes from QSFer Tinnean: How important to the reader is a physical description of the characters, i.e. hair/eye color? How much detail do you want/need to visualize them and the story? Writers: This is a reader chat – you are welcome to join it, but please do not reference your own works directly. Thanks! Join the chat

Discussion: Using Descriptive Language


Today’s topic comes from QSFer and Admin Angel Martinez: “How about descriptive language? What pet peeves do you have in authors’ descriptions in stories? (too long, certain items, certain words, etc.).” I’m on the fence with this one. One the one hand, I almost fell asleep reading one of Jean M. Auel’s Clan of the Cave Bear books, where the devoted something like TWENTY NINE PAGES in an epic data dump describing all the plants and herbs of the prehistoric period – an apparent effort on the author’s part to show off all the stuff she had learned during her … Read more