Quote of the Week

It is with words as with sunbeams. The more they are condensed, the deeper they burn.
–Robert Southey

The exact description lodges in the brain, ineradicable, while the over-wrought, fluffy one is forgotten before it is understood, lost in the morass of so many words, struggling and failing under it’s own weight.

An exact description is precise, and carries with it images/scents/emotions that will arise in the reader’s mind of their own volition, nailing the place or person fully; any long-winded, generic description of topologic or meteorologic features will be less than the sum of the words, since many will skip over the ‘dull parts.’

Which do you want to write?


About M.E. Garber

I'm an itinerant Ohio-born speculative fiction writer now living in north central Florida.
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