So I’ve been writing WAM fiction for a few years now, and reading it for even longer. In that time I’ve noticed that there seems to be two camps in regards to original character stories and how much description is given. The first is the more traditional group who like to describe the characters in detail, while the other doesn’t give much description at all (sometimes not even a name) in order to leave the details up to the reader’s imagination.
As I said before, I’m in the “describe the characters in detail” camp.
See, here’s the thing. If I don’t know anything about the person you’re writing about, I won’t care about them getting messy. Simply a name and gender isn’t enough, I need something about them specifically. For any vote-off story there are usually photos of the people in question attached to the story and if there aren’t…
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