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  1. Elena Gleason
    June 30, 2011 @ 11:31 am

    For me, the most challenging aspect of description is writing description that doesn’t slow the story down significantly. I always feel like stopping the action for a paragraph of description is boring. But maybe that’s just me. I tend to skim long descriptions when I’m reading. At any rate, I try to embed my description in the action, and it results in stories that are sparsely described but apparently unobjectionable (since people rarely tell me I need to add more description).


  2. Elena Gleason
    June 30, 2011 @ 11:32 am

    Oh, and yes, the mirror scenes! They cause much groaning and eye rolling from me as well.


  3. Madeline Stevens
    July 9, 2011 @ 2:13 pm

    Yes! Huge personal pet peeve–the eyes are not actually windows to the soul. They don’t show expression. Eyebrows do. Mouths, foreheads, noses, even chins. But not eyes, especially not by themselves.


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