But that shouldn’t prevent me from sharing great writing advice when I hear (or in this case, read) it.
This little tidbit comes from the January 2014 edition of Writer’s Digest.
In an article entitled, Miscalculations & Missteps, Elizabeth Sims provides some of the best, and simplest, advice when it comes to writing descriptions in fiction.
Here’s the trick: Get going on a description with the attitude of discovering, not informing. In this zone, you’re not writing to tell the readers stuff you already know-rather, you are writing to discover and experience the scene right alongside them.
That paragraph opened a door for me. I hope it does the same for you.