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JONERYS APPRECIATION WEEK ↴ day 03: ice and fire ↝ Robert Frost Some say the world will end in fire,
Some say in ice.
From what I’ve tasted of desire
I hold with those who favor fire.
But if it had to perish twice,
I think I know enough of hate
To say that for destruction ice
Is also great
And would suffice.
We’ve all been warned about the dangers of using too much description. Readers don’t want to read three paragraphs about a sunset, we’re told. Description slows down a story; it’s boring and self-indulgent. You should keep your description as short and simple as possible. For those who take a more scientific approach to writing fiction, arbitrary rules abound: One sentence per paragraph. One paragraph per page. And, for god’s sake, “Never open a book with weather” (Elmore Leonard).
But what this conventional wedding wisdom fails to take into account is the difference between static and dynamic description. Static description is usually boring. It exists almost like a painted backdrop to a play. As the name suggests, it doesn’t move, doesn’t interact or get interacted with.
There were clouds in the sky. Her hair was red with hints of orange. The house had brown carpeting and yellow countertops.
In moderation, there’s nothing wrong with static description. Sometimes, facts are facts, and you need to communicate them to the reader in a straightforward manner.
But too much static description, and readers will start to skim forward. They don’t want to read about what the house looks like or the stormy weather or the hair color of each of your protagonist’s seventeen cousins.
Why? Because they can tell it’s not important. They can afford to skip all of your description because their understanding of the story will not be impacted.
That’s where dynamic description comes in. Dynamic description is a living entity. It’s interactive, it’s relevant. It takes on the voices of your narrators and characters. In short, it gives us important information about the story, and it can’t be skimmed over.
So how do you make your description more dynamic so that it engages your readers and adds color and excitement to your story? Here are a few tips.
(I have a TON more tips about setting and description. These are just a few. But I’m trying to keep this short, so if you have any questions or want more advice about this, please feel free to ask me.)
”It’s looking away that’s going to be the problem…”
*Insert plane crash sound effect as Jack barrels into Pitch because what is personal space*
This isn’t part of the AU but I thought it would be cute if Jack still struggled to get noticed whether he was a frost spirit or a tooth fairy. And while Pitch makes his rounds one night he just happens to run into this spastic, frazzled technicolor mess.
Ritsu feels a bit like a child, huddled up and trembling beneath the comforter he’d torn from his bed. His hair is still slick and damp from the scalding hot shower he’d taken. It did nothing to stop the numb quiver of his body, the solid twisted up iciness at the center of his chest. He knows he’s not warming up. He knows the blanket won’t help, but he has to try something.
He breathes out, and his whole body is consumed in shivers that are supernaturally cold. He curls in on himself, and wonders for just a moment where that bastard Dimple had gone for the night.
He wonders why Dimple hadn’t told him that being possessed would rob every bit of warmth from his body.
OMG playing SMTIVA and I just got the cutest demon negotiation ever. With a Jack Frost. Who was very shy, and then asked me to pat his head, so I did. Then I offered to let him pat my head. Which he did. (Then I recruited him.) I'm just imagining Nanashi bending down and letting Jack Frost stroke the shaved parts of his hair and it's like, super cute. (There were four Jack Frosts so also imagine the whole Frost Squad doing it.)
This is my doggo, Walter! We put our pets’ bdays on Valentine’s Day so Walt turned 8 this week! I bought him some cute dog cookies with yogurt frosting! He loves them- I got them for his xmas gift too!!💌🎉🐶 (he took his party hat off about 30 seconds after finishing the cookie)