Hi, I’m struggling a bit lately with how thoroughly I should describe settings, people and lore in my fan fiction story. Because I don’t want to bore the reader with details that they already know (from the original story) but at the same time I don’t want my story to feel too bare.
My struggle also kinda come from the fact that I suck at description… I love to describe emotions and setting the mood but actually describing how things look like just aint really my thing. But I can suck it up and do it if the story calls for it.
So I want to know how other fan fiction writers have handled this? Regardless of which fandom you write for this is probably something you have dealt with. Do you describe in detail how people look like, how places look like, how earlier events happened? Or do you assume that the reader already know these things?