Colouring your World ? A workshop in description. I?ve been catching up on reading quite a few fanfics recently and something that I?ve consistently noticed is the descriptions (or lack there of) that the author gives the characters or surrounds. Many fics contain little or no physical descriptive, relying instead on feelings and dialogue. Other fanfics contain large chunks of pure descriptions about the area in which the characters are currently interacting. The purpose of this thread is two fold. The first is to talk about how much description should be used in a fic and when the description becomes too much, or too little. It?s also to talk about the relevancy of description in a scene as well as when and where it should be used. The second part is a challenge. The challenge is to describe an area in the Jedi temple: it could be a classroom, the room of a thousand waterfalls, the empty burnt remains after Vader destroys it, or the day of its first construction. It could also be the temple at Alderann or any other part of the Jedi life. As long as it is a Jedi temple, it doesn?t matter where or when chronologically the scene is set. The idea is to include minimal dialogue (none if possible) and instead focus on the description to tell the story. Feel free to give feedback and to post your own descriptive snippets. This is supposed to be about learning and bettering our writing. In the post below I?ve posted two examples to give people the rough idea. These are old posts of mine that I?ve changed to fit the task.