Subject: Length of the work is a factor, too.
Posted on: 2021-01-14 21:31:25 UTC

I think it's much more reasonable to use extended descriptions like this in a novel-length work, where there are expected to be slower sections of world-building exposition and stuff.

In a one-shot like a Permission piece, though, economy of words is important—and it's a good skill to have even if you intend to write novels, too. It's the ability to make deliberate, self-aware choices, say what you mean, and mean what you say. If you've got a handle on clear, concise prose, then, if you choose to be flowery or meandering at times, your audience can feel confident that there's a good reason for it.

~Neshomeh might have more than two cents' worth of opinions on this topic.

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