For the April A-Z blogging challenge, I’ll be blogging (almost) daily about my latest release, The Caretaker of Imagination.
All writers have strengths and weaknesses. One of my weaknesses is not putting enough detail and description into my writing.
I tend to write quite short pieces of writing, which is true for my blog as well, rather than waffle on about stuff. This is good in some ways – I certainly think there are benefits to short books, especially for children – but sometimes readers want to hold on to a scene for a little while longer.
So how do I improve? I rely heavily on my editor and my beta readers, who point out the bits that they want to be longer. If a lot of them point out a particular scene, then I’ll work on putting a bit more depth into.
When I do this, I think about emotional responses of the characters, sensory language (what could be seen / heard / felt…) , and I try to put myself in the mind of the reader: ‘If I was reading this book, what would I want to more about?’
If you’re interested in the book, you can purchase it from one of the links below: