I have noticed that in some books or novels the author often doesn’t add alot of detail, or just enough so that the reader can imagine what they are reading. What are your thoughts? Do you think would you prefer to be told how the characters look or do you like to imagine how the character looks and do you prefer to imagine said characters date location or to be told?
Further on the note of describing stuff in books, often I find that authors write a stuff like ‘the beautiful girl’ and don’t describe why she is beautiful, but from one viewpoint, not describing what is beautiful allows the readers taste to be meet, because they are must have some kind of description that they consider to be what I may call beautiful.
So what I really wanted to discuss was more detail or less detail, I know there is a balance and sometimes there are people at either end of the spectrum, some might prefer lots of detail, well others would prefer less detail so their minds can fill in the blanks.
What are your personal thoughts on More detail or Less detail? I would love to hear some more opinions about whether letting the reader imagine what they want or to tell them what you think you see.