Writing about Journeys

The Big Peat

Darth Buddha
Apr 9, 2016
Late to the party but its all about the balance. Knowing when to describe, when to skip, how much to put in etc.etc. And the rule I'm currently working to in terms of balance here is:

It only goes in if it either
a) Advances the story
b) Reveals something about the characters
c) Gets an emotional reaction

I think that's a good way to approach journeys. I don't have a good rule for knowing if ought is missing though!