ladyseishou: (Default)
[personal profile] ladyseishou posting in [community profile] nano_writers
Day 17 - 13 days remaining


When you are describing,
A shape, or sound, or tint;
Don't state the matter plainly,
But put it in a hint;
And learn to look at all things,
With a sort of mental squint.


~ Charles Lutwidge Dodgson (Lewis Carroll)

Image and video hosting by TinyPic

Is it time for a little word padding, Nano Writer?


For myself, I don't think of it as "word padding" but rather exposition and description, something that is necessary for a well-told story to come alive for the reader.

Of course, deciding how much description is required and what writing falls into the category of "purple prose" or excessive verbiage is a matter of debate and certainly at the discretion of the writer - at least for the story's first draft.

I say that if you're falling a little short or just need to warm up a bit before getting back into the thick of things, write a bit of description or back story! You never know - you might uncover a fascinating new aspect for your character or setting or even an exciting new plot twist - and you will never know, until you write it!

So Nano Writer, today's word count is 28,333! How is everyone doing today? Excerpts, comments, questions, a bit of purple prose? It's all good!

And as always - keep writing!

From:
Anonymous( )Anonymous This account has disabled anonymous posting.
OpenID( )OpenID You can comment on this post while signed in with an account from many other sites, once you have confirmed your email address. Sign in using OpenID.
User
Account name:
Password:
If you don't have an account you can create one now.
Subject:
HTML doesn't work in the subject.

Message:

 
Notice: This account is set to log the IP addresses of everyone who comments.
Links will be displayed as unclickable URLs to help prevent spam.

Profile

nano_writers: NaNoWriMo Dreamwidth Writers (Default)
NaNoWriMo Dreamwidth Writers

September 2016

S M T W T F S
    123
45678910
11121314151617
18 192021222324
252627282930 

Most Popular Tags

Style Credit

Expand Cut Tags

No cut tags