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Old Mar 3 2009, 10:48 PM   #81
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I never thought of it that way, but you're so right! I thiknk that it's very difficult to strike a balance between describing too much and not enough. One of Anne's major strengths as a writer is her characters, like you say, maybe she's "deliberately vague".Her characters are very real to her, and then she makes them reaL to us.

When I'm editing someone else's writing, I almost always say to describe more. I'm a very visual person- I'm sure it gets annoying, all this questioning, "Well what color are his eyes?" "What does klah smell like?" In my own writing I have to remember to add enough description, too- I can see my own stories and characters so clearly, but can the reader?

One thing that I would like to see more of in Anne's books is more description of the wonderful worlds she creates. Not neccessarily visual description, just using all the senses.
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