This is something that just popped into my head today, and I want to see if there is anything more to it.

I was reading Carrion Comfort by Dan Simmons, and noticed that he really likes to set the scene. And by that I mean go into detail on even the smallest little things. Like when a character is locked in an old closet/storage room. It's almost a page and a half before something actually happens.

I noticed this because I'm not a visual reader: I never visualize what a character looks like (unless they are written to be freaky or odd looking), I just remember their physical features and recall them as needed. The same goes for environments: in the above mentioned scene, I really didn't care for the descriptions, since they ultimately didn't add much for me. I would have been fine knowing the room was dark and the character was cold. I guess I'm just impatient, I know very well this isn't the case for most people.

So, I realized that when I'm trying to write, I hate writing description. I prefer to be as brief as possible to describe whats around, and otherwise like sticking to action or dialogue. I just have trouble visualizing what is going on, and writing the appropriate description. This is something I should probably change, because I feel it wrecks the flow of the writing and makes it rather medicore. But am I the only one who feels like they have this connection?

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