Thursday, June 9, 2011


How much is too much?

When I write I want the writer to see exactly what I see in my head, which makes it a struggle for me to keep the description to an amount that wont completely bore the reader. For instance, I was writing about a plaque on the wall in my book and I had to stop myself from explaining that the plaque was a hard plastic square, with rounded corners, the top third of it was a faded maroon with white letters sticking out that read 'Human Agent Training', the bottom half a dull grey.

Really?! I am positive that my readers do not care about the specifics of that plastic square stuck to the wall, all they need to know is what it said. I try to keep a good pace and not get lost in the descriptions that don't add anything of value to the story. When I desperately want to go into depth on something I just know I can't, I like to make myself feel better by drawing a picture of it. Im no artist mind you, but just getting it on paper and out of my head makes the whole process that much easier.

Saturday, June 4, 2011

We have a winner!

After reading many submissions I have finally picked my favorite piece of writing from the May Contest.

It is a beautiful story by Entity Sylvir ( called "The Pianist". It will be up on the right-hand side of this blog for the month of June. Congratulations Entity Sylvir for winning the first every Write About This! blog writing contest!

Thank you to everyone who submitted, I look forward to the June contest!