View Single Post
Old April 22nd, 2006 (10:59 AM).
JX Valentine's Avatar
JX Valentine JX Valentine is offline
Your aquatic overlord
Join Date: May 2004
Location: Harassing Bill
Age: 29
Gender: Female
Nature: Bold
Posts: 3,280
Send a message via AIM to JX Valentine Send a message via Windows Live Messenger to JX Valentine
Originally Posted by Dark-Umbreon
They are optional, but i like to give my readers a sense of where they are im my story...
You should be telling the reader what's going on through words, not actual images. You are a writer, after all. And if what you're writing isn't clear enough to give the reader a hint at what's happening, then chances are you need to rework your style until the reader can at least conjure mental image of where the characters are.

That said, personally, I believe that images -- even headers, or banners that proclaim the story's logo -- are an indication that the writer is covering up for a lack of talent by attempting to distract the reader. But that's just me.
Professional ninja. May or may not actually be back. Here for the snark and banter at most.

Need some light reading?
Anima Ex Machina (Chapter 20 now available)
The Leaf Green Incident (SWC 2012 winner)
Braid (Creepypasta apparently)
Domain | Dreamwidth | Twitter
Reply With Quote