Sunday, August 1, 2010


An editor thinks I need more description in my manuscript. Of people and of the environment.

I had some Peter Mayle books on hand so I'm trying to look at them and see how he incorporates the south of France and his main characters' descriptions in them. Unfortunately, I get sidetracked by the story. Even when I've previously read the book, I can't be analytical.

Guess it's my mind. Maybe because it's going?

1 comment:

  1. I've read your critiques of other writer's queries at Writer's Digest site and think they contain a lot of insight.
    Interesting too, because you mention that they want more description from you. Most of the time editors want less description. I too write more sparsely than descriptively, but I like stuff to read like a movie.

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