Sunday, March 20, 2011

Writing Tip

At one of my critique group meetings in February, Sheila Roberts reminded us that action scenes are not where we should add lush details. On description, she said, "Once the action gets going, lose the seasonings 'cause they're eating the dish."

I love that.


Do you have any writing tips you want to share? Maybe we can build a list with lots of helpful tips!

10 comments:

Solvang Sherrie said...

I love how she worded that!!

Anita Saxena said...

Love the way she explains this tip.

Natalie Murphy said...

Great tip!

I find that shorter sentences are best for high action scenes.

Stephanie Thornton said...

Great tip- I'll remember that when I start to edit my current WIP!

Lydia Sharp said...

Excellent tip!

Carolina Valdez Miller said...

This is such a great tip! Too many details really destroys the fast pacing of an action scene. Good to keep it going and then add in details when you want things to slow down.

Susan Fields said...

Great tip, and well put! I'll keep that in mind while editing my action scenes.

Lynda R Young said...

hehe great tip, well said!

Medeia Sharif said...

That's a great tip. Lush details do slow down action.

Kiki Hamilton said...

That is GREAT! And a good reminder too. Thanks!