- Make sure it’s not the wrong sort of description – keep it pertinent, tight and consistent.
- Keep it proportionate – Look for a balance between narrative, description and dialogue.
- Appropriate placement of description – interspersed throughout the chapters to help strengthen key scenes.
- Don’t over explain – describe your characters, the scene, the tension, but don’t describe every single minutiae. Keep it simple, keep it interesting.
- Read and re-read what you have written - you will learn to recognise too much or too little.
Next week: Writing strategies - Repetition and how it works.