Wednesday, March 4, 2009

A great blog to get your creativity flowing is over at Davin's, literarylab.blogspot.com

For the past few days he has been talking about physical descriptions and do they matter?? My two cents? Physical description is great up to a point. But I believe the reader likes to form pictures in his or her mind as they're reading. You know, make up their minds as to what a person looks like. So I agree it's good in measured amounts but I don't want to know everything from the writer. I like to make up my own mind.

And Davin did an experiment by writing a scene with minimal physical description and then the visitors commented as to what pictures they formed in their heads. The people that commented had some vastly different pictures in their heads and some of the images they had were the same. Some of the folks had full photographs forming in their heads. Amazing stuff. Just to get y'all to thinking...

3 comments:

  1. I thought his post was very informative, too. I always am hesitant to put too much character description into my writing--I want to make sure that the reader still has room for imagination!

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  2. Wow! Thanks a lot for the plug! This whole blogging adventure has been really fun for me. I'm glad you are getting something out of it. I definitely am.

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