I write YA, and I don’t use that word unless I absolutely have to, unless that character must express him/herself that way. I guess it seems to me that the power of that word is in NOT using it. Kind of like NOT showing explicit nudity or sex in the movies, but implying it and letting the imagination take over.
I guess my issue with a lot of movies AND books is they don’t trust us as viewers and readers. They want to leave nothing to our imaginations. Well, PTWEEY! to that! I have a great ability to visualize stuff, and I’d like to be able to do it, thank you.
When you write, do you insinuate the sexy, steamy parts? The violent parts? Do you let your reader fill in the blanks? OR Do you think it’s important to “paint” the complete picture with words? How about the in-between? What’s too little? What’s too much?
Do you agree with my stand or do you disagree? I’d love to know. I could be wrong. That happens sometimes.
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