This week I wanted to talk about a book I recently finished. In fact, I love this book so much I’ve bought the series. It’s called Writing Active Setting by Mary Buckham.
One of my major problems with initial drafts is that I tend to leave out description and setting. This is because the events are happening so fast in my head as I’m writing, it’s important I get down the main bits before I forget.
However, the biggest issue with writing like this is that you then spend a lot of time going back over everything adding in description.
As a reader, description is one of those things I don’t like too much of in books, I prefer to imagine the world my own way, sometimes completely differently to how the author describes it. In fact I have been known to skip description scenes in some novels if they didn’t fit with the world I’ve imagined in my head (terrible I know).