Monday, October 02, 2006
So for anybody similarly afflicted a 'described edition' is (I assume) for blind people, where there's a voice over describing the scene and what the characters are doing.
It revealed a couple of really interesting things to me. Author intrusion should be kept to a minimum because it is irritating!!! And the need to write 'fresh', especially when describing the facial expressions of the characters is extremely important. Simpered, grimaced, smiled, do not really describe the nuances of a face. That's OK for those quick sentences we sometimes need for speed or brevity, but at other times you want a mouth to twitch or an eye muscle to tick. And I guess the occasional nose-picking would be OK under the right circumstances (he he).
PS. I also achieved a lifetime ambition... is it
a) Juggling four things at once
b) Doing the monkey bars
c) Waxing my eyebrows?????