How much description is too much description? When it comes to writing, we want the reader to understand what is happening.
Writers tend to describe the situation and setting through the five senses, giving detail when needed.
“The sky was clear. The clouds as white and fluffy as they can be. Is that… a horse? That cloud looks like a horse.”
Now there is a way I think most people can agree that you can go about writing this piece of information the most excessive way possible.
“I was standing. The sky was blue. The same sky also seemed like a clear blue. The blue in the sky was closer to a teal than a navy blue. I look to see a cloud. That cloud was white and fluffy. Fluffy like a unicorn. Like a unicorn but it looks more like a horse. The cloud is shaped like how a horse is shaped.”
Could you agree? What about that piece of writing made the description too much? What are other ways that people describe something too excessively?
@Writers tell me your thoughts. You have any more examples you could provide? What about info dumps? How are those equally as bad?